There is an emanation from the heart

which cannot be described,

but is immediately felt and puts

the stranger at his ease.

~Washington Irving


Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough...

.........and more.

It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.

It can turn a meal into a feast,

a house into a home,

a stranger into a friend.

~Melody Beattie


Don't be satisfied with stories,

how things have gone with others.

Unfold your own myth.
~Rumi


May my life be like a great

hospitable tree, and may

weary wanderers find in

me a rest.

~John Henry Jowett


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

October Days

"I SAW OLD AUTUMN IN THE MISTY 
MORN STAND SHADOWLESS LIKE 
SILENCE, LISTENING TO SILENCE."
~Thomas Hood




"AUTUMN CARRIES MORE GOLD IN IT'S 
POCKET THAN ANY OTHER SEASON"
~Jim Bishop


"Listen! The wind is rising,
and the air is full of leaves.
We have had our summer evenings,
Now for October eves."
~Humbert Wolfe

Max along the River Cherwell, Christ Church Meadow
(He's the little black, furry creature on the path.)

 "OCTOBER GAVE A PARTY
THE LEAVES BY HUNDREDS CAME."
~George Cooper

Autumn morning, outside my kitchen window.
The leaves of our ages-old walnut tree
prepare for October's party.


Early morning sun, Holywell Cemetery
Autumn, 2014

"Summer's loss seems little dear,
on days like these."
~E. Dowson

Rose Hips adorn St. Cross Church
Autumn, 2014
My favorite color
is October.

Harris Manchester College from Jowett Walk
Autumn, 2014
"October's poplars are flaming
 torches lighting their way 
to winter."  ~N. Blair

Leaves dance around the bicycles that line the street.
Autumn 2014

The last of the summer's roses in the churchyard.

"Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
fluttering from the autumn tree."
~Emily Bronte


Brilliant Jowett Walk.


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