Friday, November 25, 2011

My heart’s a-clickin’…


“O, it sets my heart a-clickin’ like the tickin’ of a clock, when the frost is on the punkin
 and the fodder’s in the shock.”   ~James Whitcomb Riley

When I got up this morning to take my pooch Olive out for her walk, I noticed that there was frost on the pumpkin.  Well, not literally “on the pumpkin” since we don’t have any pumpkins around, but there was frost on the leaves and grass.  On a glorious, bright morning like we had today, I think the frost must just be the most beautiful thing going.  It’s nature’s version of spangles and sparkles.  Everything looks like it has been dipped in sugar.  But it is also a reminder of what is to come…soon.

We got an early and unwelcome taste of winter this fall and the damage from that is still visible almost everywhere one looks.  I will be glad to wake up some morning and not hear the now familiar sound of chainsaws being used in our neighborhood with folks still clearing fallen branches and trees.  But even with that rude awakening, I am looking forward to enjoying a “normal” winter.  This is my time of year.  The cold, clear mornings rev me up and make me feel lucid and alive.  So like James Whitcomb Riley, my heart’s a-clickin’ like the tickin’ of a clock ‘cause the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock
 (whatever that means...)






Hi!



10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

{hi back!}

LOVE the rich colors in that stump photo. that's my favorite, but they're all beautiful!

Debbie said...

a beautiful description of the cool mornings!!

you have turned the ordinary, in to extraordinary!!

the hand print is my favorite!!

Javier Guri said...

Lovely fall colors.
Greetings.

Ginny said...

Gorgeously simple, and simply gorgeous! I am a late sleeper, so I rarely get to see the frost. I love the hand print!

Lydia Martin said...

Beautiful photos and nicely written Barb! Truly love those frost edged leaves...chainsaws should stop soon....

karen said...

you leaves look like sugar coated delicacies. I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving!!

Kerri said...

Oh how lovely ....... Fantastic captures!

Love for Food and Photography said...

Brrr how cold, but very beautiful!

Tammy said...

These are so beautiful. I'm glad you grabbed your camera.

Sandra said...

lots of frosty Bling here, beautiful photos, enjoy your winter wonderland