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Poetry Sunday-Frozen

Poetry Sunday-Frozen

  Frozen   Clean, crisp air of a December morn, Penetrates to your bones. Waking you with an longing, Beckoning you to explore- The frozen landscapes born.    © Donna Donabella 2011   __________________________________________________________ We are embarking on a new season here, winter.  It starts with frosts and freezes, and then wet snowflakes until finally […]

An Interview with Beth@PlantPostings

An Interview with Beth@PlantPostings

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.”  ~John Muir       It’s time to bring you another interview with an amazing person I have grown to know in the blogosphere.  As you might remember, after receiving and award from Julie@Gardening […]

Poetry Sunday-To Slumber

Poetry Sunday-To Slumber

  To Slumber     Storm clouds race against the steely sky, Highlighting the stark contrast of Weary and worn leaves, Dried and mature-coopery colors of age. Stretching, straining to hold on Before winter calls them to slumber, Brown and tattered mere memories.      © Donna Donabella 2015   __________________________________________________________ In late October and […]

Conversations In The Garden: On Grow...

Conversations In The Garden:  On Growth

“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” ~Cynthia Occelli       It seems appropriate in late autumn to look back on the garden.  As I assess […]

Poetry Sunday-Reframing

Poetry Sunday-Reframing

    Reframing     I move on slow footsteps, In the opposite direction To the farthest shore To sit with myself.     Away from conformity, from perfection, From fear and moral outrage.     Turning my face toward the moon A softer reflection catching my tired eyes. Seeing through a darkness revealed A truer […]

Winter’s Gifts

Winter’s Gifts

“There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you…. In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.” ~Ruth Stout       Winter is a […]

Poetry Sunday-Gone Are The Days

Poetry Sunday-Gone Are The Days

    Gone Are The Days     A nip in the air has hastened the hour of hardening the soil and death in the bower. The harvest is done; the cold winds do howl. Gone are the days of seed and the trowel.      © Donna Donabella 2012     __________________________________________________________ As November […]

Wildlife Lessons: Turtle Surprise

Wildlife Lessons:  Turtle Surprise

  “Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.”  ~James Bryant Conant     On a warm, late summer day, as the pond was fading to fall, I spied some movement that did not look like a frog….I thought what I saw in a flash just couldn’t be.  But then […]

Poetry Sunday-Adieu

Poetry Sunday-Adieu

  Adieu     As we begin our walk through autumn paths take time to sit and watch the leaves turn; hear them gently touch the ground in a whisper…adieu.      © Donna Donabella 2011 __________________________________________________________ This continues my lament of Autumn now moving toward our cold, snowy winters which can show up even […]

Favorite Quote This Week:

“Make happy those who are near and those who are far will come.” ~Chinese proverb

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