We are in for a spell of perfect weather now, every day luminous, every night brimmed with stars, picnics at noon, supper by the apple wood fire at night, a walk in the cool moonlight before bed. ~ Gladys Taber
(Gosh...times flies, doesn't it? What happened to Monday?!)
This moon was one of the strangest-looking moons I've ever seen.
I took these photos between 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. last night.
The moon looked so dark when I first started taking photos,
I was afraid I wouldn't get any usable photos at all. There were also thin clouds around,
just enough to fuzzy up the atmosphere at first, but later becoming thick
enough to blow everything out.
Maybe tonight I'll try and get some photos of the moon appearing as just the 'regular' Harvest Moon. I found the color of last night's moon awe-inspiring and, as I was taking photos, I couldn't help wonder how terrified a person would have been by a moon like this six or seven hundred years ago...
Hi - I'm Miss Fae Bunn, of the Alabama Bunns. (If you're a human Alabama Bunn, we are not related). You might remember me from that tea party some time back? Anyway, I just thought I'd drop in and say "Hey." I sure am sad to see the summer leave...oh, I know Victoria, the lady whose studio I live in from time to time, loves the autumn and the winter, but not me. Nooo, Bubba! I like late spring and summer. I mean, look at these flimsey lil' clothes I'm wearin'...not exactly cold weather attire, and faeries don't have as big a wardrobe as you might think. I'm real glad Victoria keeps the studio warm! So, bye for now. I'll see y'all when the Lady of Spring starts bringin' the flowers back!
Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life. John Updike
Raining is what the sky is doing here today, thanks to Hurricane Linda. It's been raining since around two this morning...such blessed relief! The horror of what has happened in Northern California could, all too easily, happen here. The fires are still raging there, we're all hoping they get rain soon, too.
I could swear I heard the whole mountain sigh with relief when the rain started. We've received a little over three inches so far and the rain is supposed to continue, intermittently, through tomorrow. Maybe fire season is over for this year!
And some other Wildings, big and little, who kindly share their forest with me:
"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." Ralph Waldo Emerson
A Young Steller's Jay
Common to high altitude forests all over the west
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Our task must be to free ourselves...by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. ~~ Albert Einstein
June Was Adopt a Cat Month
But, there are always strays who need a loving home - so don't shop, ADOPT! Click the photo for helpful tips on adopting.
If they breathe, they live. If they live, they feel. If they feel, they love. If they love, they are aware. If they are aware, they have a soul. ~ Williams
I love cats because I enjoy my home and, little by little, they become its visible soul ~ Jean Cocteau (That's Alyce Eloise at the top of the Halloween tree)
Feed the Hungry
A five minute walk from my door...
I think we are bound to, and by, Nature. We may want to deny this connection and try to believe we control the external world, but every time there's a snowstorm or drought we know our fate is tied to the world around us. ~~ Alice Hoffman
Give a Child a Book
What I'm Reading Now:
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors and the most patient of teachers.
Charles W. Eliot
A person who collects or is fond of books. Also, a person who immediately feels safe, happy, even euphoric, when holding a favorite book.
Where there is tea there is hope - Pinero
Care for a cuppa?
Boulder Bay, Big Bear Lake
Click to visit Big Bear
Lake Gregory, Crestline
Click to visit Crestline
Click to visit Lake Arrowhead
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. ~ John Muir, from "The California Mountains"
A Favorite Quote
"I don't want life to imitate art; I want life to BE art." Carrie Fisher
I'm three-quarters Native American (Oglala Sioux and Cherokee), and one-quarter Northern Italian. I live in a little cottage with my furry "children" in a beautiful mountain forest where we enjoy daily visits from the little wild creatures. I love animals (you probably guessed), books, photography, tall trees, clear lakes, rain, snow, tea, the moon, and creating all kinds of art.