Flickering By

Today feels like a lifetime away since I went back home to be with my family for my uncle's funeral.  While there, summer was surging on, flowers were abundant and traces of fall were only evident from the pumpkins on my sister's patio table.  Was it only two weeks ago?

Moments ebb and flow, we gather, we mourn, we gather, we celebrate.  Oh life is wonderful with the ups and downs on a roller coaster.  Seasons seems to flicker by faster and faster.  I stop and capture the moment with my camera, trying to memorize that second-what I see and hear.  The hum of the cars down below my hill, the leaves changing colors before me.  Squirrels are scampering and acting foolish in their darting about, nut gathering becomes a frantic activity involving death defying road crossings.

I want October to last forever.  I want the leaves, the chill and the coziness of the month to drag on and on.  I know it won't.  I will one day wake up, the trees will be barren, the crickets and locusts will be silenced and the winter air will envelope me.  I like that too.   Yesterday on our daily walk, I felt the evening creeping closer and realizing the after dinner walk will be ending all too soon.

I don't usually do intentions on a monthly basis.  However this month I want to stop, look and listen every single day. Maybe I will write down what I'm thinking or maybe I will snap a photo or maybe I will do nothing but just "be".

Won't you join me?

Now for some linking, I finished Amanda's Wholly Ordinary course and I loved it!  I enjoyed her daily emails and working at my own pace.  Her writing is exquisite :)

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  1. big, big hugs to you my friend. your kind words about wholly ordinary make me happy.

    enjoy your october. october always feels like THE month for me, so much change in the outdoors, in the light, in the rhythms of the day. wishing you the best one possible!

  2. Oh October. I love it. And I love this post. You captured everything that October is. I too loved Amanda's course. Her writing is beautiful. The course is one I am planning on re-doing often. (And still need to catch up on this week....I love the self pace of it!)

    1. Self pace is a godsend for me. Some days I get one or two done sometimes three and other days slip by because of the schedule.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss Karen, time flies by so fast. Beautiful post today both in words and images.
    It's all about savoring- I love that word..." I will savor October."
    Have a lovely Thursday :)

  4. So sorry to hear about your uncle, Karen. We have been gone also for two weeks which is why September disappeared so quickly. It is a beautiful October day hear in the Northwest, and I am glad to be home.

  5. It is wonderful to take the time each day to capture what is going on around us...whether we do it with pictures, words, or listening. Hugs to you, my friend.

  6. I'll stop look and listen every day this month too....I'd love to join you. thanks

  7. I'm sorry for your loss, Karen. Thank you for the lovely autumn images and the reminder to stop and take notice each day.

  8. Enjoy October Karen. I love it too! There is a big shift as we move through this month...the darkness and cold temperatures creeping in, and the trees slowly losing their beautiful leaves. And of course the shift to more time inside, snuggled up in blankets with tea, knitting and books...all good things.

    Happy to hear you enjoyed Amanda's course. I was thinking about jumping in, but didn't. Next time.

  9. ahhhhh how many times have we shared our mutual love of October??? and mine is going to be a nightmare of busy-ness that leaves me somewhat sad. I'm thinking that maybe the wholly ordinary course is EXACTLY what i need to refocus myself. thanks for mentioning it! off to investigate!

  10. Karen, I've been thinking about how quickly time seems to fly by a lot lately. It seems like the older I get, the faster the years go by. Is it age that makes it seem so? Did we not pay enough attention when we were younger? Just looking at our girls makes me wonder where the years have gone to...
    I am still waiting for the "October/fall" feeling to hit me. We do have cooler nights, but then again these last few days have been unseasonably warm - high was almost 90 today! BUT a cold front is on the way and I am hoping for sweater weather. :-)
    Have a beautiful weekend!

  11. So sorry to hear of your loss. I too am feeling the need to slow down, pay attention, simplify and savor.

  12. Sincere condolences. A beautiful post today, both in words and pictures, thought provoking. Have a great weekend.

  13. With the promise of cooler temperatures I am thrilled that October has finally arrived.
    Have you noticed that the older you get the faster time goes, or is it just me? I'm so
    sorry for your loss Karen. Today is the one year anniversary of the death of my children's
    friend who was murdered; it doesn't seem like a year.
    I hope you enjoy a beautiful fall weekend. I think I am going to cast on a new project just
    because I can ;)

  14. Such beautiful words Karen! You are right- the world does just slip by so quickly. I think reminding yourself to stop and just take it all in is a reminder that we all could use!

  15. Yes, there's no need to be in a rush because life goes by quickly enough of its own accord! I agree that when we take the time to notice what's going on around us, and to capture the memories by way of photos and blogging, it makes life much richer. :)

  16. I'm loving fall, but also noticing how quickly summer flitters by. Hugs, Karen... lots of love from over here.

  17. It is beautiful, hey? a time to be savoured!


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