I was made to be wide-eyed all the days of my life.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Blues, Purples and Mary Oliver


I took a walk around the family acreage to observe the fall scenery and keep seeing dusky blues and swarthy plum purples.

I guess October colors aren't always gold and orange.

Harvest Home Purple Cabbage
Wild Berries
Harvest Home Peacock
Marty is our mystery bird. A classic peacock, he showed up on our property one day with clipped wings and pulled feathers. Now he roosts with the barred-rock chickens and the white down-feathered ducks.
His plumage feathers are growing back slowly, but it's still an interesting lesson present.
Beauty is never gone forever.
It fact, it never ceases to come back 'round.

Purple Cabbage


"Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it." 
                                        Mary Oliver


1 comment:

  1. Allison showed me all the vegetables (and your giant pumpkins!) and we caught fleeting glimpses of Marty when I was last over. I loved walking around through the various gardens and seeing all the rich colors that were still flushed with summer. This is beautiful. :)