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Monday, September 29, 2014

at the heart ♥ of life ...

the weather this past weekend was absolutely gorgeous
and the trees, like magic, turned colour from one weekend to the next...
it was truly breathtaking
 
birds chirping
and chipmunks ...
the chippies were everywhere
now I know they seem to all look the same :-)
but there are some who have little markings that we recognize
like "Notchie" who has a V on the top of his ear
he loves peanuts!
 
and back at home while tidying up the garden
noticed the loveliest little heart shaped nibble in the hosta leaves.
Summer ends
and Autumn comes
and he who would have it otherwise
would have high tides always
and a full moon every night;
and thus
he would never know
the rhythms that are at the
heart
of  life
~Hal Borland~
 
 

16 comments:

La Table De Nana said...

You are so very observant.I don't know if I would have noticed that minute perfect heart.
Or the
exact markings of our chipmunks..they are so quick..and outasight:)
Our weekend was the same.

It is grey here today..


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Beautiful scenes of fall!

Deb said...

hi Monique,
we have one garden chippie who has a little scar above his eye & another with the biggest nose :-)
they sit and eat their treats on our kitchen window ledge so we sit and watch them!

Deb said...

hi su,
thank you ... the colours are so gorgeous this time of year ... we are noticing all the changes on our weekend hikes.

June said...

I always love reading here Deb. You know how to really 'see' life and I love that! It's all about the little things, isn't it?
Your little chippies are darling!
hugs from me...

Julie Marie said...

Hi Deb... your little chipmunks are sooo cute, I want some in my yard!... love the little heart shaped nibble too!... and as you know, I love Autumn!... your quote is perfect!... xoxo... Julie Marie

Jeanne said...

As always beautiful photographs and a poem. I love everything you share.
Love Jeanne

Lynda said...

Gorgeous photos, Deb! We have a little chippie that visits regularly. They're adorable! :)

Mereknits said...

Beautiful Autumn sites my friend,
Meredith

Deb said...

dear june ~ you are always so kind xoxo ... it really is the "little things" ...hugs to you ♥

Deb said...

hello Julie marie - the little chippies are just adorable and so comical. archer and I sit and watch them as they enjoy their snacks on the windowsill ...who needs television :-)

Deb said...

thank you Jeanne ♥

Deb said...

hi Lynda ~ we went years without seeing a chipmunk in the garden and now we have a few regulars ... happy they visit your garden too ♥

Deb said...

hi Meredith ~ favourite season ♥

Blondie's Journal said...

The chipmunks are darling! We have them at the lake. They love the acorns that fall on our patio. They have little homes under the bricks!

Fall looks beautiful in your area. Our leaves are just starting to change. I went back and read your last post. The tarts and pie look so delicious and you had that perfect day to bake! I'm looking forward to it once my hands heal. And thank you for your well wishes...you are so sweet!

Jane xx

Deb said...

hi jane,
how sweet that you have chippies living with you at the lake ... lucky little chippies :-D
everything is red and gold here ~ so beautiful!
wish I could send a pie or some jam tarts your way as you heal xoxo