Fall’s Grace

“For the Fall of the year is more than three months bounded by an equinox and a solstice. It is a summing up without the finality of year’s end.” ~ Hal Borland

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This blank spot in the perennial bed signals the end of a season, as the Dahlias have been lifted and stored for the winter.

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The weather this weekend was beautiful after a stormy start to the week, so Daylilies were divided, bulbs planted,

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and giant holes filled in the yards where dogs chase bunnies. Who me?

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The light is beautiful in the garden at this time of year.

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Although most of the brilliant blossoms have faded away, a few remain and it is as if the sheer warmth of the sun bathes the garden in gold;

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it soaks up all the magic that goes on here.

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Where big dogs come to find homes,

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tiny dogs are nurtured,

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blind dogs see that they are surrounded by love,

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and old dogs can sum up their own seasons in sanctuary and peace.

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“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace, as I have seen in one autumnal face.” ~ John Donne

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12 comments

  1. Another beautiful post. I must admit, I’m a softie for an oldie goldie. (I have a 13-year-old and a 9-year-old sleeping at my feet as I type this.) But, the photo of the little pups was adorable . . . . Oh, decisions, decisions . . .

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