Sunday, November 01, 2009


Originally uploaded by linfrye
Daily Practice

MIKE IS COMING HOME TODAY!!! He was able to tolerate REAL FOOD, and so today he comes home to finish his recuperation. He'll have to take it easy as his surgery heals, but to be able to come home after such an ordeal is a gift indeed! THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your thoughts and prayers! They have buoyed us through .....!

We've had quite a number of rainy days, and the trees, though still vibrant in color, are quickly shedding. These maples brighten a corner of my property ... adding their orange/red glow to the vibrant golds of the hickories and deep greens of the pine. Their color cheers me, and I love seeing them this time of year at their glory. They herald the end of the year's work as they move toward their winter rest.

We changed our clocks back an hour last night - a bit more rest but an early evening dark. In the words of Hal Borland:

"Time has its own dimensions, and neither the sun nor the clock can encompass them all. All we can do with the astronomical absolutes of time is note them, divide them as we please, and live by them in our daily routines. Beyond that, our own emotions, our hopes and fears, our worry and our relief, shape not only our days but our hours with only casal regard for absolute or arbitrary time. The busy day can be brief, the suspenseful hour endless....Time is all around us, the time of the hills, the time of the tides, the lifetime of a man or a tree or an insect....We participate in time...but when we change the clocks we aren't changing time at all. We are playing with figures on a dial that denotes but cannot alter the flow of forever."


Lorraine said...

Beautiful beautiful tree Lin and a lovely quote which I shall "steal" for my altered Time book, should I ever get back to working on it.

Terrific news about Mike. I know he will heal faster and better under your loving care at home. I'll keep sending positive energy his way.
Hugs and Love,

Pat said...

I enjoyed your beautiful post this morning, and your stunning accompanying painting brightened my day. Thank you

Joan said...

Great news about Mike!!!! I wish him a speedy recovery. You must be exhausted after all the worry and stress.

Lovely maples and great color!!! Our trees are quickly losing their leaves. I hate when the branches start to look so bare. I collected a few leaves on my walk this morning...maybe I can capture their color before they shrivel up on me like the ones I picked up the other day.

I will continue my prayers!