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Thought for Today

Brown Eyed Susans
Copyright 2008 by R.O. & R.A. Robbins

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” – Henri Matisse

I just noticed this it the 100th post.  My how time flies when you’re having fun!  You know the best part about writing this blog?  Our followers.  You guys are great!  Thank you for following.

Thought for Today

Surprised by orange.
Copyright 2008 by R.O. Robbins

“In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November.” — Rose G. Kingsley, The Autumn Garden, 1905

 

 

Thought for Today

Branches from window
Copyright 2008 by R.O. & R.A. Robbins

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting
and autumn a mosaic of them all.” —– Stanley Horowitz 

We don’t usually talk about how our photos were taken, but if you are wondering, yes this is a photo.  It was taken from the window of a moving train.  The only editing done to this photo was cropping out some of the black background from inside the train and resizing it for the internet.  While it may not be a perfect photo in the technical sense, we like the effect.

Thought for Today

Fall leaves from a train
Fall leaves from a train.
Copyright 2008 by R.O. Robbins

“Summer is already better, but the best is autumn.
It is mature, reasonable and serious, it glows
moderately and not frivolously … It cools down,
clears up, makes you reasonable …”Valentin 

Thought for Today

Orangeville Park in Orangeville, Ontario in th...
Orangeville Park in Orangeville, Ontario in the fall of 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made. The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds, no matter how hushed, are as crisp as autumn air.” — Eric Sloane

Thought for Today and a Few of My Own

Copyright R.O. Robbins

“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.” — George Santayana

As I grow older I find myself becoming more and more in tune with the changing of the seasons.  When I left for the grocery store in the early morning there was a nip in the air.  At the store I found myself yawning and grabbing everything I could think of to make soup.   Finally I realized cool mornings, all I want to do is sleep, cook and eat… MUST BE FALL!

Yes, it is.  Time to put away the summer clothes and bring out the winter, clean house, rake leaves, and winterize the car.  Please don’t get so busy you forget to look around you.  It’s gorgeous out there!