Saturday, November 21, 2015

Nothing gold can stay

It’s been over a month since I’ve posted here and all I can say is that all is well, all is quiet, all is calm. Well, it usually is, anyway. And it’s been a beautiful autumn.

I have been doing much and my weekends are full. In fact, in a couple of hours I’ll be off on another quick trip – this time to visit my sister who lives a couple of hours north of here. I’m going to see a local play with her, one in which she’s helped in creating the wardrobe for the actors. I was so looking forward to sleeping in this morning and not getting up until 7:30 or (gasp) even 8. But someone furry woke me at my usual time and after letting him out, I found I could not fall back to sleep.

And so I got up and made some real coffee. I usually use the Keurig machine that my husband bought for me years ago. It’s quick and it’s easy and although it gets the job done of waking me up, the coffee never tastes like something out of this world. But this morning, I had some extra time because the sun wasn’t even up yet ~ and so I brewed freshly ground coffee beans that I keep in the freezer and poured boiling water over them into my husband’s old Melitta coffee pot. And my stars, was it ever delicious.


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And I took it outside and set up a chair in the line of the sun, and in my coat and scarf and fingerless gloves, I watched as the sun rose on my little world here on top of a hill in Maryland. And as I tossed a stick to my furry friend, I felt that all was right with the world.

It’s just an illusion with everything going on in our world today, but watching the sunrise on a beautiful fall day just feels good.


Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

~ Robert Frost

Thank you for continuing to stop by. Until next time ~

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(I spied this little hickory nut hanging on for dear life on the end of the branch and went back inside for the camera while the morning light was still right).


Devon said...

I really like the texture on the hickory leaf photo, very nice. I am glad there is peace and contentment in your world, you deserve it!
Wouldn't it be nice if the bad things happening in the world were the real illusion?

Pix said...

Kate, Good Morning! I have been lurking here for years and check most days for a new post from you. I thought it was time to say "hello" and thank you for your beautiful blog and pictures. I find peace here.

Cloudia said...

This beautiful post brought tears to my eyes, Dear


donna baker said...

The squirrels must have missed that one. Have a nice visit and holiday.

Pix said...

It made it Kate... thank you so much!

Candace said...

Lovely photo. I think we have to grab at these moments that are beautiful, peaceful, and calm as much as we can with the way the world is now and just wish that for everyone.

Gail said...

May the good times continue.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely to hear from you again. Love that Robert Frost too. The last time we came to US we went to see his grave in the most beautiful cemetery. So peaceful.

JaneK said...

Sigh..... Thanks for sharing the moment!
Happy Weekend!

Country Gal said...

Glad to hear all is well . Pretty photo ! We had our first dusting of snow this morning boy did it ever look pretty and it was mild so Miggs and I went for a nice walk as it was gently snowing . Hope you have a good trip out to your Sisters . Thanks for sharing take care and Have a great week !

beth said...

a good hot cup of anything is so worth the extra work, isn't it?
that's why i'm so picky with my tea…it has to be perfect :)

it snowed here last night.

have a great time with your sister!!!

alphabet soup said...

Love the hickory nut photo.

It is up to us to make our world beautiful in whatever way we can.

Ms Soup

Michelle said...

Thank-you for the gift of one of your lovely photos!

Lee Owenby said...

You are the only person I know (well ... know in the world of blogging) who could spot the beauty of an old hickory nut, turn it into such a lovely photograph and then match is up with just the right poem. What a lovely start to my day. Thank you Kate.

Daryl said...

nothing better than a good cuppa joe in the morning ... x

Karen said...

I do love that poem - good to see you -

Debbie From Illinois said...

It's so good to hear from you. Thanks for the lovely photo. I totally understand the joy you find in a fine cup of coffee. Bliss!

Sabrina Steyling said...

It's always a delight to read your posts and see your photos, Kate! I love that pic of the hickory nut; unfortunately I have a general dislike for those things since the people who lived behind my childhood home had a huge tree that spit hickory nuts all over without warning, oftentimes when my sister and I or others were outside in the backyard. You could hear them hit the ground all right!