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Playing with my new app, DistressedFX.

  

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There were no punkins/pumpkins in the park last week when I took an early morning walk, but there was plenty of frost, at least until the sun rose high enough to touch it.  I thought it would be fun to pair a few of the photos I took with James Whitcomb Riley’s poem.

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When the Frost is on the Punkin

By James Whitcomb Riley

When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock,
And you hear the kyouck and gobble of the struttin’ turkey-cock,
And the clackin’ of the guineys, and the cluckin’ of the hens,
And the rooster’s hallylooyer as he tiptoes on the fence;
O, it’s then’s the times a feller is a-feelin’ at his best,
With the risin’ sun to greet him from a night of peaceful rest,
As he leaves the house, bareheaded, and goes out to feed the stock,
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock.

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They’s something kindo’ harty-like about the atmusfere
When the heat of summer’s over and the coolin’ fall is here—
Of course we miss the flowers, and the blossums on the trees,
And the mumble of the hummin’-birds and buzzin’ of the bees;
But the air’s so appetizin’; and the landscape through the haze
Of a crisp and sunny morning of the airly autumn days
Is a pictur’ that no painter has the colorin’ to mock—
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock.

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The husky, rusty russel of the tossels of the corn,
And the raspin’ of the tangled leaves, as golden as the morn;
The stubble in the furries—kindo’ lonesome-like, but still
A-preachin’ sermuns to us of the barns they growed to fill;
The strawstack in the medder, and the reaper in the shed;
The hosses in theyr stalls below—the clover over-head!—
O, it sets my hart a-clickin’ like the tickin’ of a clock,
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock!

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Then your apples all is gethered, and the ones a feller keeps
Is poured around the celler-floor in red and yeller heaps;
And your cider-makin’ ’s over, and your wimmern-folks is through
With their mince and apple-butter, and theyr souse and saussage, too! …
I don’t know how to tell it—but ef sich a thing could be
As the Angels wantin’ boardin’, and they’d call around on me
I’d want to ’commodate ’em—all the whole-indurin’ flock—
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock!

Turr-able Tuesday

Posted: June 24, 2014 in Nature, Photos
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After an enjoyable extended weekend with friends, my throat has decided to rebel and is rather sore this morning.   That, together with a late arrival home last night, has numbed my brain to the point where any cogent bit of writing is out of the question.  However, I can still share a few shots of our day lilies, which went from completely closed to gloriously open in the short time I was gone.  No sun today, but they still look bright and cheerful.

Flower waiting to happen

Flower waiting to happen

 

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Saturday in the park

Posted: May 24, 2014 in Nature, Photos, Quotes
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The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
~John Muir

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People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
~Iris Murdoch

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In joy or sadness flowers are our constant friends.
~Kakuzo Okakura, The Book of Tea

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What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

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No Hollywood Gosling is as cute as these guys (or girls)!!

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Oddball photos are simply great photos that don’t fall easily into a category…except for being a bit, well…oddball.  Look for links to other oddball photos here:  Oddball Photos Week 8.

Butter may not melt in your mouth, but it's melting in this pot along with some honey, for my granola.

Butter may not melt in your mouth, but it’s melting in this pot along with some honey, for my granola.

 

Decadent (and huge) desserts at the Blackhawks hockey game

Decadent (and huge) desserts at the Blackhawks hockey game

 

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