Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Perpetually November

I'm fairly certain that my part of Heaven 
will be perpetually November.
I find myself driving the morning roads 
through pockets of mist and streams of light,
the radiant leaves glowing, the coating dew shimmering, 
my eyes drinking in each vista 
like a fawn too long away from its Mother.
I hold those long shadows and vibrant contrasts 
in my soul all year long.
If I could, I would abandon shelter 
to live among the foggy byways, 
immersed in the beauty of my month 
until the last leaf had fallen.
I would soak up every drop, 
every ray of light, 
every twirling leaf, 
and keep it in my heart-jar 
to open and dive into 
at any necessary moment thereafter.

8 comments:

rachel whetzel said...

Your property is beautiful.

Siobhán said...

What a beautiful post! Both the writing and the photos. I'm catching up on blog reading so I'm lumping in a few comments into this one. Your kids are absolutely adorable, but you knew that already. Your voting post made me laugh at remembering my older daughter's disappointment that when she registered with her chosen political party, she didn't get fanfare and at least some stickers and pencils. LOL My 18 yr old twins were able to vote for the first time this year & the Del. Dept of Elections never received their initial registration. We caught it in time but it meant that they didn't receive an official mail-in ballot but rather voted by email. Definitely not as exciting. Finally, my 18 yr old daughter is eagerly anticipating more puppy information (how many of each color and sex), and pictures. I'm once again glad that there is an ocean between us, because oh my gosh--I could see myself being a crazy dog lady.

Marie said...

Aaahhh.... you make it sound so delicious! My November girl! I love you!

Carol S said...

Wow, you've made me view November in a totally different way. Thank you. How beautiful!

Chris said...

You live in such a beautiful place. I love November too.

Faye said...

I always love looking at your photos....breath taking! I invite you to visit my blog and see my table scarf creation with "Baby, it's cold outside!..." as the focal point....Such a joy to stitch and now a serviceable item to use for all to enjoy... Thanks Beth, Faye

Pam in IL said...

It's sure not that pretty in Illinois in November! By mid to late October we've lost all our leaves and color.

Thanks for sharing the beauty of your area!

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

Wonderful photos!