The universe is constantly talking to youPosted: September 28, 2011 Filed under: 365 Yoga Challenge, Air, Autumn, beginnings, books, Earth, fall, food, goals, home, nature, Photography, pond, Spirit, Walking, water, weather, yoga | Tags: books, Cook, food, Mushroom, nature, Photography, postaday2011, soup, Soups and Stews, zucchini 35 Comments
We are having a breathtakingly beautiful autumn day here in the Bogs. Mostly sunny, breezy, with an almost perfect temperature of 67 degrees. The days have not turned crisp yet, but they are beginning to crackle with energy.
Remember the mushroom from yesterday’s post? If your memory is like mine, you might want to go have a look. We’ll wait for you.
It has opened up, like an umbrella. You’d think I’d never seen such a thing before, and you would be correct in that assumption.
The goldenrod is starting to fade, losing its golden glow. The dragonflies and preying mantises seem to have disappeared. The monarchs and honeybees are visiting the flowers in the meadows, filling up for the migration or the winter to come.
The title for today’s post is courtesy of the search engine terms that bring people to my blog. I find them useful when I’m unable to think up a title of my own.
I recently purchased the book Love Soup: 160 All-New Vegetarian Recipes from the Author of The Vegetarian Epicure. Autumn is my favorite time of the year to make soups. Well, okay, I love them any time of year. From the hearty,comforting soups of winter to the light, cooling cold soups of summer, bring on the soup.
Today I am going to make Zucchini and Potato Soup. We still have a lot of zucchini and yellow squash from the last box of goodies we received from our CSA. This will help deplete the surplus population (thank you, Charles Dickens). I think we’ll have a salad with that. The lettuces in the fridge could use a bit of thinning, too.
Day 3. Yoga practice today was
brutal challenging. I am that out of shape. I was kind to myself. I pushed, but not too forcefully. By the end of the practice I felt energized, expansive, and very happy to have finished.
I find it funny that I usually go for months without eating meat of any kind and now that I’ve decided to be a pescetarian for year, I’m suddenly craving meat. The mind is a fickle place.
The rain predicted for today hasn’t shown up yet. The low pressure system is taking its time. I took advantage of our good fortune by hanging the laundry outside on the line to dry. The wind, the dry air, and the sunshine are more efficient than my dryer. They are a free source of energy, too. Can’t beat that.
Time for me to go back outside, take the laundry off the clothesline, and enjoy what’s left of this beautiful day. Thank you for stopping by and joining me on my walk. 🙂
Thank you, Adrian. 🙂
Great title…you have much better search terms to choose from than I do…
That is a simply stunning mushroom!
Thank you, Marie. 🙂
I have a lot of not-so-great search terms to choose from too. Many that I would never ever use for a post title.
Love that little hint of fall in your photos. 67 degrees sounds heavenly! It was 69 this morning when I walked Sara to school, and 93 when I walked her home *sigh*
That mushroom really is stunning… I had no idea that it would open up like that. It looks to be fairly large, too!
Thanks, Michaela. 🙂
That is quite a big leap in temperature! I’d be sighing about it too.
Holy mushroom, batman! I’ve never seen a mushroom like that in person.
Me either, J. It’s pretty amazing.
Beautiful day, indeed! Glad the storm is slow to arrive. 🙂
Thanks, Ted. 🙂
I love lovely days like this one that you have showed – it makes the blow of summer being over a little softer for me. When I first came over to your site, I thought at first I had clicked on Kathy’s LSS – this title sounds like one that she would definitely use! I’ll have to remember your search engine term idea for blog titles! It’s cute!
Thanks, Karma. 🙂
What a lovely walk…thanks for sharing it… and mushrooms photos?..I realized last year that mushroom photos can be amazing…details I never realized were there…beautiful! (I had a search engine phrase that led to my blog….”sitting on a cloud”….now that is a great thought!!!)
Thank you, Pocket Perspectives. 🙂
Sitting on a cloud is a wonderful thought.
I love the speed in which the bogs seasons change Robin. There is never a dull nature moment, which you have proved by photographing Mother Natures glory for the past year. And here we are, the year over, yet you are still finding the most beautiful subjects for everyone to enjoy! How does Mother Nature do it? 🙂
The Universe is telling me I should take up the same 365 day challenge that you have just completed, because my area MUST have stunning subjects to photograph, just as the bogs does. Now if only I could add an extra hour into each day, I would definitely do it. (I’m contemplating how to make the time at present).
That mushroom is stunning. Will you be visiting it each day? I’m wondering what its life-span will be.
Thank you, Joanne. 🙂
I will be visiting the mushroom each day. I’m curious about it too. How long it will last, what it will do over time, etc.
I wasn’t sure I’d have the time to go outside every day. I thought of it like an appointment that I had to keep, and scheduled it into my day. If you do decide to give it a go and time is hard to find, just decide to step outside for at minimum of a minute or two each day. Sometimes it doesn’t take much. 🙂
Thank you for the idea, Robin. When you put it like that, I can see a minute or two on busy days being achievable. 🙂
Love laundry on the line. Unfortunately, it’s still pretty cloudy and soupy here at the shore. Love that last photo especially–maroon leaf lined in green–very nice, Robin.
Thank you, Teresita. 🙂
Fabulous shots – and that yellow mushroom in flower!?? Amazing!
Thank you, LadyFi. 🙂
May I have your permission to make that mushroom my desktop background on my PC at work?
Go for it, J. And enjoy. 🙂
Want me to send it to you?
Nope. I already took it and set it as wallpaper, figuring you’d say yes. (Though, for the record, if you’d said no, I would’ve taken it down. *nod*)
I am again blown away by the mushrooms! I can’t thank you enough for opening my eyes to their beauty. Who would have ever thought?
Hope you enjoyed your soup-making!
Thanks, Kathy. 🙂
The soup was wonderful! I can’t wait to try out more of the recipes from the book.
Stunning! The yellow mushroom and foliage are gorgeous… Is the mushroom edible? 😉
Thank you, Elizabeth. 🙂
I don’t know if it is edible or not. It’s the first time I’ve seen one like it around here.
Every time I see those mushrooms, they make my heart sing… Gorgeous! 🙂
I love the idea of using search terms for blog post titles – I will have to try that! Beautiful as always – I’m sorry I say the same thing all the time, but it’s true! 🙂
That’s okay, Carla. I do it too. I was just issuing the same apology to another blogger the other day because it seems like I’m always saying the same thing in her comments. I probably do it to you too.
Thank you. 🙂
I like the last one the best. I love plants that have unexpected colours, as that plant does.
Thank you, Robyn. 🙂
That mushroom is something else! What a lovely day and wonderful pictures. Congratulations on doing your yoga. 🙂
Thank you, Barbara. 🙂