Perfect weatherPosted: September 19, 2012 Filed under: 365 Yoga Challenge, Digital Art, Earth, endings, family, Fire, Gratitude, home, nature, Photography, pond, Quotes, Spirit, Summer, Today's Joys, Walking, water, weather | Tags: clouds, flowers, MaidinSun Photography, nature, Outdoors, Photography, pond, reflections, Summer, trees, water, weather, wildflowers 38 Comments
The weather this morning was pure perfection. Chilly. Brisk. Invigorating. The air smelled fresh, clean, with just a hint of the earthiness of autumn. The morning dew sparkled in the meadows. Crows, still meeting in the woods, cawed out to each other. A blue jay joined in the ruckus, while killdeers flew overhead announcing that they’ll soon be leaving.
There is nothing to fix, nothing to do, nothing needs to be better, nicer, or in a certain way, all that stuff is just thoughts, there’s no need to take any interest in it. How things are is just fine. Rest. Rest on the inside.
~ Jac O’Keeffe
And this do I call immaculate perception of all things: to want nothing else from them, but to be allowed to lie before them as a mirror with a hundred facets.
A family member is arriving today for a short visit with us here at Breezy Acres. We have plans. Lots of plans. I’m not sure how many we’ll follow through on (because we can’t do it all), but I’m sure the next few days will be full.
There will be hikes and bike rides, maybe a train ride, music, movies, and good food.
Whatever we do, I’m sure it will be fun. I’m also sure my blogging/computer time will be limited. I’ll post if and when I can. Otherwise, I’ll see you on Sunday or Monday.
Why fret away your life? See the willow tree by the river;
there it is, watching the water flow by.
That’s about it from the Bogs on this lovely Wednesday in September. It’s a wonderful day for a hike or a leisurely stroll. We’ll be watching the sunset from the porch this evening. It will be a little chilly out there so bring a jacket.
Have a delightful end to the week and a wonder-filled weekend!
What a great stroll around the pond. If ever I settle down I want a pond just like it near by. Like the banner photo, too.
Thank you, Pat. 🙂
Wow that does look like perfect weather, and perfect photos to prove it!
Thanks, Phil. 🙂
Love that sky – so blue. Thanks for taking us on a tour:) Lovely shots!
You’re welcome, Lorrie. And thank you. 🙂
Oh Robin, what a lovely post. The images the quotes. Your description of the morning is pure perfection. It is exactly what I experienced when walking in the park this morning. I too am loving these temperatures. And I am anticipating winter (hopefully more snow this year than last) because winter is my favorite season and autumn my second favorite. Again just a really lovely post. Hope you and M get to enjoy even more of it.
Thank you so much, Terry. 🙂
I’m hoping for more snow this year too. Maybe between the two of us hoping for it, we’ll get at least enough to play in.
What lovely quotes to accompany beautiful pictures! Thank you, Robin! Enjoy your company!
Thank you, Cindy. 🙂
Breezy Acres is looking so fresh and beautiful after yesterday’s rain (the asters are especially lovely!) and I’m sure your visitor will enjoy the surroundings and your company. Have a wonderful few days with them, and don’t worry about us, we’ll be here, waiting to visit again, when you next have time. 🙂
Thank you, Joanne. 🙂
Oh, you’re making me miss autumn in the US so much! Next year, for sure, I’ll be back for autumn and Thanksgiving and Christmas! Have fun with your friends!
Thanks, Cathy. 🙂
I really love your photo of the field of asters.
Thank you, Rosie. 🙂
How beautiful. I’ve missed visiting the bogs, but now that I’m on a break from classes, I thought I’d stop by and see what’s going on. And what a beautiful post this is! May you have many such glorious days. 🙂
Thank you, Cecelia. It’s good to see you again. I hope autumn is being kind to you up there by the lake. 🙂
I love this weather too … and the reds, golds, and oranges are starting to appear!
They sure are, Frank. 🙂
What a beautiful and peaceful place. Stunning photos, especially the last one.
Thank you, David. 🙂
Have a great weekend. We’re seeing our grandson this weekend. Always a joy.
Thank you, Christine. 🙂
Lovely, lovely, still pond!
Isn’t the breeze refreshing? (The little one was *dying* to wear her new fall clothes this morning!)
It’s absolutely wonderful! Thank you, Marie. 🙂
Beautiful .. simply beautiful.
You’re welcome, Sallyann. And thanks. 🙂
Sounds like you are in a mellow, calming space. how lovely for you. and how lovely breezy acres is in its autumn dress.
Autumn does that to me, Bo. It’s mellow, calming, yet energizing at the same time. 🙂
That opening shot of the sky and pond is spectacular. I like seeing the changes of colors on your property. Always an abundance of photo subjects there, huh? Loved this walk.
Thank you, Teresita. 🙂
You might think there’s always an abundance of photo subjects — and I suppose there are — but would you believe there are times I think “There’s nothing here for me to shoot today?”
It’s been perfect here, too, this week! Nice and cool in the morning (almost chilly!!), and warm in the afternoon. Makes me think that we really need some chairs for our front porch, so we can sit outside and enjoy this beautiful weather 🙂
Yes, you should get some chairs, Michaela. Sitting on the front porch is a wonderful thing to do this time of year. 🙂
love the pond today, the quotes about things being perfect …. they are!
Yep, they are. Thank you, Christine. 🙂
I so enjoy the aster time of year! Little white/pink asters and purple asters on the side of the road. The waning sign of summer… What I’m trying to say is I loved your asters the best.