Circle of Life–Autumn

 

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I’ve been procrastinating clinging to the memories of a summer that ended too soon. Sigmund Freud defined denial as a defense mechanism, “in which a person is faced with a fact that is too uncomfortable to accept and rejects it instead, insisting that it is not true despite what may be overwhelming evidence.” (Wikipedia)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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 Seeing today is the last day of October, and daylight savings time ends this weekend (for those of us who’ve been chosen to participate in it), I suppose it must really be fall.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Last week, the temperatures took a nosedive, a nor’easter came to town, some areas of the country got snow, and my body kicked into hibernation mode. I am now ready to proclaim that autumn has arrived. 

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32 thoughts on “Circle of Life–Autumn

  1. I’m with you on this. The rare northern snows was a shocker. Yep, time to hunker down and hibernate. ~sad heavy sigh~ It’s gonna be a mighty long winter, I fear. 😦
    Your choice of images is just charming. I love that style of art it’s so nostalgic and comforting. 🙂

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    • There you go, using that bad six-letter word–winter. Thanks, glad you enjoyed the images. They are comforting in a way, aren’t they? Reminiscent of a time of innocence…

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  2. I’m in denial too ~ this fall has been so gorgeous here in MI. Long & lovely and I HATE for it to end. I love your idea of thinking it has just arrived 🙂

    Thank you so much for participating in the photo poem ~ it has been so fun to read so many different words that all have a seed of the same ❤

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  3. Your images are so sweet. Yes, that nor-easter changed things around here, didn’t it?
    We were on a trip to W. VA on Saturday morning, so got caught up in that snow storm. It seemed as though we skipped right over autumn and went to winter!

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    • Thanks, Dianna. You’re not kidding! I wasn’t ready for this cold stuff, and that “38” (weatherbug temp) in my task bar just doesn’t look right. That would have been a rude awakening, to leave here and end up in a snow storm. Glad you’re back, safe and sound.

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  4. Old Man Winter had to smack you in the face to acknowledge Fall…oh, no what kind of a storm or we going to get for you to admit when Winter get’s here?! Maybe I should move…I don’t like it when it gets COLD! But that’s ok we can have hot chocolate instead of frozen yogurt….

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  5. Lovely images, Patti!

    I have to admit, I am partial to fall–I enjoy the pretty colors, apple cider, cozying up under warm blankets with a good book. It’s the cold, midwest winters that make me want to retire at the beach.

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    • Thanks, Cynthia. I like fall, really, I just delay it as long as possible because I know it’s ushering in winter. Oops! Now I said the bad word. I like the warm blankets, just not the reason for them. 🙂

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    • You probably look forward to fall and winter then, Maxi. We’ve had weather surprises a couple times we visited Orlando in the fall/winter. The first year we went, we were told to pack shorts for November, but a cold front beat us there. We scrambled around trying to buy jackets. The last time we went was a January “week of winter.”

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  6. I had to actually wear a coat this morning on my way to my volunteer work. My hooded sweatshirt just wasn’t warm enough. I love the fall, too, but I want it to follow my guidelines. It must be sunny with a high of 67 during the day and a low of 50 at night. And no wind, something that’s nearly impossible here in Virginia Beach! Is that too much to ask? Sigh…

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    • Now that’s the kind of fall I’m talking about! No wind–we shall dream on. It’s warmed up a good bit, 56 now; I made a quick trip to the backyard in a long-sleeve tee, comfortably. What kind of volunteer work do you do?

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  7. Oh, dear. I am apparently in the very small minority here. Will anyone disown me if I say I love the season that is forbidden here? (see I didn’t use that 6 letter word) We only got a dusting of that frozen white stuff and I made a three inch snowman with my mother. 🙂 Should I apologize before I admit that the upcoming season is my favorite one? I personally can’t wait. 🙂

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    • Could I get your address so I can send family members of the same persuasion to live with you, Drusilla? 😉 Have no fear, we will not disown you. I think ‘that season’ is quite lovely in its own way, but myofascial pain is worse in cold weather. Besides, without ‘it,’ we wouldn’t enjoy spring quite so much, would we?

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  8. I have trouble letting go of summer too. The weather is nice here on the west coast though and the kids will have a mild evening for “trick or treating”. Just returned from Florida where we expereinced some heavy duty rain. As my old Dad would say, “Nothing we can do about the weather.” But it is a good source of conversation!

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  9. Your pictures are so sweet…the vintage look is adorable. I really like fall…hard to believe,but we were unloading a truck at 5:30 this morning in shirt sleeves. It was a gorgeous day here in Indiana today. Happy Halloween!!

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  10. I love fall, it is my favorite season. Can’t stand winter – that’s why I want to move somewhere that hasn’t got snow and ice. Fortunately, we did not get the snow predicted. We were right on the cusp, and got the least. Yay!!

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  11. Summer is by far my favorite season, I like feeling warm. But I try to enjoy the beauty an uniqueness of each season. I think I’ll have some roasted marshmallows and hot chocolate tonight!

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