A Collection Of Moments: November

A Collection Of Moments, is my attempt to actively notice the changes and beauty within each month. Because what is life, but a series of moments strung together like twinkling lights on a string?

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NOVEMBER is …

Recently bared tree limbs

swaying in the wind

against the gray blue sky.

Moving through mounds of leaves

swirling and crunching under your feet.

The sun low in the sky

creeping down and

almost fully gone by five.

A pen and ballot in hand

to mark the box and

dream of a better future.

Cinnamon, ginger, sugar and butter.

Root vegetables, onions, turkey.

Slicing, dicing, cooking, stirring.

Baking, basting and eating.

Family and friends gathered as one.

Thankful for this day.

A Collection Of Moments: October

October falling leaves

It’s October. But summer is my favorite season. Living in New England, we don’t get to pick and choose the season we exist in.

As summer faded away and turned to fall, I decided it’s best to appreciate each season. Days sometimes feel long, but life is short. What we resist persists, so my goal is to be all in with each season that life brings. Even October.

This monthly series, A Collection Of Moments, is my attempt to actively notice the changes and beauty within each month. Because what is life, but a series of moments strung together like twinkling lights on a string?

October outdoor fire

OCTOBER is …

The beauty of fiery red, orange and yellow leaves.

Falling at your feet.

Winding up on your windshield.

The bounty of the harvest at farmers markets.

Sweet maple syrup on warm pancakes.

A cup of hot tea.

Looking out a window at the sky.

The sparks and crackle of an outdoor fire

that warms your hands

and smoke that smells like memories.