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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Only In Letting Go

summer's last hurrah
met autumn’s bright arrival
time bridged reflected




branches point fingers
as unrelenting winds tear
open winter’s cloak





I hear the roar, feel the cold seeping between window and sill, witness eternal wisdom inscribed in the vein map of each exquisite falling leaf. I listen beneath the wind for the silent declaration these arboreal teachers offer. “Though we shiver and tremble in faith, freedom is our portion, made manifest only in letting go.” 

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43 comments:

  1. It's hard to let go of summer this year ... and yet without the fall of autumn leaves we wouldn't find the heart worn free of the leaf. It's beautiful, Laura. Thank you.

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  2. I think autumn is my favorite season with all its bright colors... I wish I could have borrowed your shots of the orange maple leaves as they're perfect for my PFF theme today :-)

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  3. So beautiful, lovely and peaceful are your words and photos.
    I will look into figuring out the "linky" stuff so that I might be able to join in on the Macro fun.

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  4. Laura,
    So many bare trees here in Colorado now,
    On a morning walk with my granddaughter we felt the crunchy leaves under our feet and danced.
    I love autumn and all its beautiful colors and hate to say goodbye but I will also welcome winter as I love it.

    Beautiful photos.

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous photography! I am enjoying the autumn this year by baking lots of pies and trying not to mourn the warmth too much. ;) Hope you are enjoying your autumn also! Take care & thank you for sharing the beautiful pics!

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  6. Laura, I do think sometimes we have to let go of some things to find out what is out there waiting on the other side! I enjoyed your ''55."

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  7. ours are still clinging...though i look forward to the moutains really starting to turn...we had our first frost this week so it will come quick....lovely pics...

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  8. Freedom is in letting go. And "tear open winter's cloak" is an amazing phrase and stunning image you captured. Always beautiful coming here.

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  9. Laura....
    Gosh I've missed you!
    Not only do you provide stunning imagery with pensive observations, you are one of the most positive forces in Blogdom!
    Loved your Autumnal 55
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week End.... G

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  10. Autumn is my favourite time of year, you have photographed it beautifully!

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  11. That is incredibly gorgeous - I love the wonders of the season...nature can be so beautiful!

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  12. Awesome pictures... I hope, you feel better (?)
    Much love and prayers -

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  13. Beautiful captures!
    The leaf shape and patterns are amazing!

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  14. Pretty colors of the autumn!! such you got beautiful captures, Laura!!

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  15. :) very true we should learn to let go then only new beginnings can be made:)

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  16. Such fantastic and beautiful shots!
    Have a great weekend

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  17. exquisite sights for autumn! letting go, so easy to say and hard to do.

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  18. Incredible, beautiful captures! I love the colors! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Hope you have a lovely weekend!!

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  19. I find such comfort and wisdom in your words. The pictures are beautiful. I appreciate them because your type of fall doesn't happen here in the desert. But maybe I'll take a little road trip to breathe in the change.

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  20. Ah, yes ~ 'only in the letting go' ~ beautiful autumnal photography ~ happy day to you ~ carol, xx

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  21. The reflection photo is spectacular. I especially love the pointing fingers, and the tearing open of winter's cloak!!!!

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  22. Yes, trees are our teachers, this time of year the wisdom of letting go. Beautiful photos.

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  23. Such an inspiring post ! Those pictures are really stunning...

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  24. You capture the seasons beautifully!

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  25. The reflection shot is perfect! You have a wonderful way with words.

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  26. Pretty pictures! The cold is sure seeping between window and sill this morning and the ol' wind was howling around the eaves all night. Thanks!

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  27. I particularly love the sky photo, but all of them are lovely!! Have a blessed Sunday! <3

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  28. Learning to let go of the garden and so many things...

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  29. I love how we both wrote on letting go... and the fallen leaves that grace our photos... yours capturing that last moment before falling from the blue sky... That bridge of summer into autumn is so beautiful, and the imagery of the wind tearing open winter's cloak, very real. Thank you Laura, for all the ways you grace my life. XO

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  30. Laura, I just tried to make a post, and I don't know if it went to you for approval. In the spirit of what you and I both wrote, either way, I will let it go... just please know how much I love coming here and the ways you grace my life. XO

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  31. Great post and super haiku Laura! Haiku are near and dear to my heart. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! Cheers and Happy Halloween!

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  32. Great post Laura, love the words.

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  33. Glorious words with glorious pictures!

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  34. Beautiful words celebrating the seasons! I love autumn even though I have never seen the season for real.

    Hazel

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  35. It's amazing how beautiful and intricate those leaves really are and you captured them so well. thanks for stopping by.

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