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Winds of March

Posted on March 1, 2017 @ 7:08pm by corinne No comments
Winds of March

“The March wind roars like a lion in the sky, and makes us shiver as he passes by. When winds are soft, and the days are warm and clear. Just like a gentle lamb, then spring is here.” – author unknown   “Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” –…

Frosty February

Posted on February 1, 2017 @ 10:07pm by corinne No comments
Frosty February

“Go to the winter woods: listen there, look, watch, and the ‘dead months’ will give you a subtler secret than any you have yet found in the forest.” – Fiona Macleod, Where the Forest Murmurs “Why, what’s the matter, that you have such a February face, so full of frost, of storm and cloudiness?” –…

Jest in January

Posted on January 3, 2017 @ 4:56pm by corinne No comments
Jest in January

“The hiss was now becoming a roar—the whole world was a vast moving screen of snow—but even now it said peace, it said remoteness, it said cold, it said sleep.” – Conrad Aiken, American Pulitzer Prize-winning author “January is here, with eyes that keenly glow. A frost-mailed warrior striding a shadowy steed of snow.” –…

Decor of December

Posted on December 1, 2016 @ 5:18pm by corinne No comments
Decor of December

“God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December.” – J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan creator “Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveller back to his own fireside and quiet…

The Novelty of November

Posted on November 1, 2016 @ 8:10pm by corinne No comments
The Novelty of November

“But there is always a November space after the leaves have fallen when she felt it was almost indecent to intrude on the woods… for their glory terrestrial had departed and their glory celestial of spirit and purity and whiteness had not yet come upon them.” L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Windy Poplars “I prefer winter…

October Beginnings

Posted on September 29, 2016 @ 7:43pm by corinne No comments
October Beginnings

“There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir. We must rise and follow her; when from every hill of flame, she calls and calls each vagabond by name.” – William Bliss Carmen, acclaimed New Brunswick poet “Radiant joy is everywhere. Spirits in tune to the spicy air, thrill in the glory of each…

Serendipity in September

Posted on September 2, 2016 @ 10:42pm by corinne No comments
Serendipity in September

“September… the most beautiful of words, he’d always felt, evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret.” – Alexander Theroux, 1981  “September days have the warmth of summer in the briefer hours, but in their lengthening evenings a prophetic breath of autumn.” – September Days, Rowland E. Robinson “Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens…

August August

Posted on August 1, 2016 @ 5:30am by corinne No comments
August August

“Fairest of the months! Ripe summer’s queen. The hey-day of the year. With robes that gleam with sunny sheen. Sweet August doth appear.” – R. Combe Miller “Whilst August yet wears her golden crown, ripening fields lush-bright with promise; summer waxes long, then wanes, quietly passing her fading green glory on to riotous Autumn.” –…

July Reminiscences

Posted on June 30, 2016 @ 12:51am by corinne No comments
July Reminiscences

“The summer looks out from her brazen tower, through the flashing bars of July.” –Francis Thompson, A Corymbus for Autumn “The summer night is like a perfection of thought.” –Wallace Stevens July may well be one of the most anticipated months of the year by those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. It is on average…

Ode to June

Posted on June 4, 2016 @ 7:36am by corinne No comments
Ode to June

“June, a soft syllable, a genial name for one of the best months in the garden year: cool, misty mornings gently burned away with a warming spring sun, followed by breezy afternoons and chilly nights. The discussion of philosophy is over; it’s time for work to begin.” – Peter Loewer “In these divine pleasures permitted…