Fortunately I chose to walk to have tea with friends this morning or I would have missed some lovely sights. Glad I took my iPad with me just in case!
Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup.
Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall.
Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone.
Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.
How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.
Travelers repose and dream among my leaves.
a wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. --e.e.cummings