Archive for October, 2012

This year’s leaves

Posted by: Heidi

October 28th, 2012 >> my garden, Photos


It seems like only a short time ago the first leaf buds of spring were opening and yet, all around me, the leaves are now turning brilliant colours and falling to the ground. For these leaves there is only one spring, one summer and one fall.

While I enjoy the fall colours of this year’s leaves, a part of me is already looking forward to the next spring which will follow the approaching winter. I’m not in a hurry for spring to come though, I don’t want to wish away my days. They seem to go by all too quickly.

“Man’s life is like a drop of dew on a leaf.”

~ Socrates

Songbirds

Posted by: Heidi

October 8th, 2012 >> Birds, Photos

 

Of all the birds that I enjoy watching, the little songbirds are my favourites. When they visit my garden feeders they appear to be so delicate and fragile but they have the strength and perseverance to survive much adversity in the wild.

“Instead of weeping when a tragedy occurs in a songbird’s life, it sings away its grief. I believe we could well follow the pattern of our feathered friends.” ~ William Shakespeare