A repost from a different November. This little piece of Heaven is on my mind as I’ll be spending a weekend there with my BFF and many other like-minded women. It promises to be three days of new challenges, friendships, learning and nurturing.
I hope your weekend when it comes, will bring you joy.
4 November 2015
I stepped barefoot onto my balcony in the chill November dawn
And was struck by the incredible beauty of autumn on the river
The newborn light on the horizon bathed the world in every hue
Of mauves, violets and amethyst; a gift of my favourite colours
Reflecting it in the polished pewter, mirror smooth water’s surface
Shadows of evergreens were a study in charcoal, smudged along the shore
The denuded oak and maple trees looked like black lace on violet silk
They reached their slender branches aloft like fingers seeking warmth
And as the sun cleared the eastern view of the lake, rays of brilliant light
Like ribbons of fire, came streaking across the water towards me
The burgeoning light gave colour to the water and woods, turning the sky blue
A soft breeze followed the rays, ruffling the water at the edge of the beach
Teasing the hem of my nightie. I shivered standing in the light coat of frost
Already beginning to disappear, as the earth began to warm itself
I breathed in the last of the dawn, holding my arms round myself for warmth
Then returned to my bed, dreaming Persephone’s dreams
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Dawn on the St. Lawrence river
©Karin Bole Tupper
Seeing as I’m being a squirrel monkey today anyway…
Please note: there is knitting in this video. Please do not adjust your set. Those of you who are unfamiliar with this post-apocalyptic lifeskill are invited to observe… Knitting is cool!! Wall climbing zombies cannot withstand the P2tog and SSK. Let’s not forget that a bamboo pin can double as a vampire stake and go on… call me “Granny”. I dares ya!