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Autumn Equinox

Summer's leaving, light is weaving,
Through the shadows and the trees.

~Enki Grade Two

Roan and I spent time popping open the little seed pods for spotted jewel weed yesterday afternoon. Some of them were very ripe--just bumping them sent the seeds flying. When the seed pods have formed, Summer is over. It was a little bittersweet to have the children ask me if Summer was really done. Yes, it is. It's been a long one, and a hot one. We have had our trials by fiery sun and now we can take what we've learned into Autumn and Winter.


( 6 trees — Plant a Forest )
Sep. 22nd, 2016 02:03 pm (UTC)
I cannot lie, I am very excited about autumn. Forest walks, cooler temperatures. I love summer, I do, but not quite the way I love autumn :)
Sep. 22nd, 2016 02:21 pm (UTC)
I am very excited, too. It is my favorite time of year.
Sep. 22nd, 2016 08:44 pm (UTC)
You know the other name for jewelweed is Touch-Me-Not. :) We love popping out those seeds - a friend showed us this. Lovely photo. Oh, I'm so ready to drift into autumn... - Stacey
Sep. 24th, 2016 11:08 am (UTC)
Yes, that is what my mother called it. I only learned the "real" name a few years ago. :-)
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Sep. 24th, 2016 11:09 am (UTC)
That is a lovely memory. It is still such fun to do, provided you don't get a head full of tiny burs like Laurel. I guess that's a memory, too. . .
( 6 trees — Plant a Forest )

A Blessed Wilderness

It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

~Adolph Murie, biologist, on Denali


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