“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

10.07.2010

there is a pear hanging in the october air


all alone, perfectly centered over the creek; turn left at the front door and there it hangs, the first october pear i've seen here in 17 years, the blossoms from this tree all gone by early summer, the other pears eaten by squirrels.  this one, however, is out of reach, out of time, an autumn pear, a new piece of magic when i think i've seen all the neighborhood has to offer.  it puts me in mind of christmas wood, of trees golden and covered with oranges and pears and the scents of fir and green tea - it is my christmas wood and that is how i decorate it, a dusting of snow and it is always dark twilight, always christmas eve, the sunset holding the world in its embrace, and there is a cabin that is mine, and i am on the path to there, to candlelight in the windows and a cat sleeping in front of the fire and the feel of angels overhead.  it is always quiet and the snow is always dancing down. 

i am dreamy lately.  you must forgive me.

10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous imagery in both words and picture. I love walking the path with you, seeing the candlelight in the window and the cat sleeping in front of the fire. Delightful!

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  2. a lovely dream of a perfect place, and you keep finding the magic, it is always there, somewhere, if you know how to look. and you do.
    that is one gorgeous photo and i'm betting that somewhere up in that tree, there might just be a partridge. :)

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  3. I am swooning in my heart!! <3

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  4. forgive your dreaminess ?
    not a chance....embrace it, yes, forgive you, no.

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  5. dreamy is good, nothing to forgive, dream on :-)
    xoxo

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  6. thank you for inviting us in to your snowy dreams...you and your words are so lovely

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  7. Your dreaminess is wooing me into my own dreaminess...Christmas wood...oh this time, from October to December is just absolutely perfect..these words you place here fit in the most daydreamy way.

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  8. Your dreaminess is one of our favorite things about you.

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  9. this work is your blog's top ten for sure. amazing

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  10. oh my god that color and the dreamy looking just so right and pretty

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