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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Autumn Weeds



Life is hard sometimes; this is true for all living things. 

AND still, there are autumn weeds, bursting forth with surprising loveliness everywhere. 

Before long,the weeds will brown and fold beneath the weight of winter snow. Frost graffiti upon windows will then inspire us, offering prisms of light in the mornings.  

In the Jewish calendar, we are in the midst of Yomim Noraim, the Days of Awe. I am humbled by the beauty of this world, awed by the mystery of life, grateful for the ability to see clearly, to breathe, to walk for short distances, to speak, to hear, to listen, to taste, to love, to learn, to give, to receive, to be present to the Presence of Holiness when I stop and pay attention. 
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To read some other thoughts on finding these wild flowering weeds in my garden please visit: Buddha Chick Life, a gathering place of inspiration from the hearts of women.

We are still away visiting family and friends in PA. I'll have some time to visit your blogs next week from home:-) Thank you for all of the beautiful New Year blessings.

42 comments:

  1. Wonderful colors, beautiful light.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  2. Nature gives and gives without ever being asked.

    Wishing you a blessed weekend.

    You remain in my thoughts and prayers.

    Thank you, for sharing.

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  3. I hope you're enjoying your time with you family :o)

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  4. Sweet New Year!


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  6. i'm having a bad day today - thank you for this.

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  7. Your photos are gorgeous. This time of year has a strange effect on flowers. It is a pleasing thing.

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  8. Love how you've captured the dragonfly!

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  9. What a beautiful little wildflower, the dragonfly seems to be enjoying the beauty also. It is those last bursts of color before winter arrives that make me love this season so much.

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  10. The dragon fly is so well captured!

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  11. These 'weeds' are as beautiful as the loveliest of flowers!

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  12. Your photos are beautiful but your words really touch me. I must check out the link. Your posts are truly inspirational.

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  13. ooo - I love the idea of the Days of Awe

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  14. Oh how I love these photographs! Wishing you a wonderful time with your family.

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  15. Beautiful photographs Laura. To be aware living in that moment with the myriad of life which surrounds us, a wonderful!

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  16. Thank-goodness for autumn weeds..and their color..and their late season growth!

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  17. I am awed by the depth of your gratitude, and by you. Have fun.

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  18. What an inspiring moment the Days of Awe! I too am awed by the many prayers for our safety including yours. Thank you for connecting and may you have a blessed and awesome trip.

    The storms have passed and we are safe...

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  19. The weed flower is so lovely!

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  20. I love that third shot! Beautiful!

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  21. Your pictures are magnificent. I especially like the one with the dragonfly! Have a wonderful week! Cathy

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  22. Weeds or not, they are beautiful. Truly we can find beauty if we just look for it. Great shots!

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  23. Lovely wildflowers. We should ALL be humbled, awed, and grateful--we share and enjoy the same beauty in nature as you do. Beautiful post (again), Laura. Hope all is well with you. Mickie :)

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  24. Your weeds are beautiful. You amaze me when you are able to capture not just the blossoms but the dragonfly as well.

    Your words inspire me to remember to be grateful and look for the beauty that surrounds me in all things.

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  25. Splendid! Great attention to details Laura...and a beautiful post.

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  26. Gorgeous blooms and beautifully captured too!

    Hosta post, have a nice week ahead!

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  27. The grasshopper still like to visit the flower.

    Smell The Rose

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  28. Gorgeous images as always Laura. <3

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  29. Lovely sentiments dear Laura and I love those images, that dragon fly is absolutely fantastic.;) Enjoy your trip.;)
    xoxo

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  30. Enjoy it before the frost, my friend... still a few weeks to come!

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  31. Beautiful post - love your last shot.

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  32. I hope you have a great trip and a wonderful New Year. 'Frost graffiti' is new expression for me, I like ti very much!

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  33. So lovely. The close-up with the dragonfly is just awesome.

    http://wishesdreamsandotherthings.blogspot.com/2011/10/macro-monday-and-31-days-of-reflection.html

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  34. Great photos - lovely colours of all :)

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  35. gorgous photo's...love the colors!! the frost will be here before we know it!!

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  36. I have those same lovely pink "weeds" blooming in my garden. Heck, I left them when I was pulling other weeds the other day. :) Love the dragon fly photo!

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  37. Beautiful capture of the weed and dragonfly!

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  38. Beautiful photos. I like the compostions of the second photo the best. Excellent job!

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