Friday, October 4, 2013

Autumn Fog

Sunlight through the Autumn fog
"The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers & cities; but to know someone who thinks & feels with us, & who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden."  
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Linking up with Nancy at A Rural Journal for Random 5 Friday.  
Stop by to say "hi".

1.  This morning I saw a "venue" of turkey vultures.  No, I did not know that a group of vultures was a "venue".  But I like it!  They were very cool looking, trading places along the fence.  I tried to get the shot with wings spread... but, of course, I'm not quick enough.  They may be preparing for flight.
2.  Autumn in New York is absolutely fabulous so far.  Of course, the past 2 Octobers brought us the terrible Sandy Hurricane, and the one before that we had a treacherous freak snow storm, both the last week in October leaving us without power for for Christmas Santa brought us these awesome lanterns and radios that the elves picked up from LL Bean.  So get out there with your Canon, Nikon, Samsung Galaxy, or even your Iphone, or Ipad and capture Mother Nature at its finest.
 3.  The gorgeous colors of Nina's Sassafras tree make for a lovely display.  Yes, I snagged a few branches while wandering the gardens at Two Crow Cottage with a nice glass of apple cider!

More Autumn beauty and bounty
 4.   I believe I have a twin.  Not a biological one that looks like me, but one who thinks and feels and breathes with me.  One who understands and one who really knows me and what I am all about!  It's cool.  Yet, we live thousands of miles apart.
 5.  This weekend will be one of reflection.  I plan to meditate in the beauty of nature. I will be aware of all the signs and symbols that the universe is sending my way in its ongoing communication with my core inner being.  My soul is alive and well!

Autumn in New York...Aloha!
Also linking up here...Orange You Glad It's Friday???


  1. Oh I love your attitude nature does that for us if only others would discover its secrets. I do hope your weather stays nice.
    I also have a twin like yours who I have never met and lives thousands of miles away. I love bloggerland. Take care. B

  2. i love fall ... great pumpkins & fall colors. perfect in my book. ( :

  3. This is certainly a good time of year for reflection ... so much beauty surrounds us. Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Though you started with vultures, I'm glad you left us with meditation. I hope this Oct will be kinder to you than the last 2.

  5. Love your Random 5 ..... can't believe those vultures!!! Whoa!
    Let's hope this October will be uneventful .... I survived both Sandy and that dang freak snowstorm ...... not fun!
    Have a crisp weekend!

  6. I hope you enjoy your weekend to the fullest! Autumn is beautiful in your part of the country!

  7. I was thinking too, of the last several falls, which have brought way too much rain, wind and other yucky weather. So far, so good this year. You've got some beautiful shots of fall here!

  8. What gorgeous photos! I love the colors of autumn, and I'm glad that you are enjoying October in NY after the last few have been so rough. My stepdaughter lives in Queens, so we follow the weather there closely.

    Enjoy your weekend of reflection and meditation. I'm looking forward to doing the same starting next week!

  9. No better place to celebrate Autumn! Enjoy.

  10. Enjoy the meditations in the mudst of the beauty of autumn! Your Pictures are awesome!

  11. I learned something new...I did not know that a group of vultures was called a venue! Thanks for that bit of information.

  12. That sassafrass really thrilled me. I used to live in NYC and would see those wonderful mitten leaves in the summers at camp. But I never saw them in their autumn redness. I miss their unique and seductive scent.

  13. Oh my, your photos are gorgeous. I love the pops of colour!

  14. Wonderful pics. The pumpkins are so pretty!