Monday, 23 November 2009

Newsflash for Autumn

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Nature
Entertainment
Wise words
Spirit
Family
Lessons
Artist
Smiles
Health

NATURE
Bunny boy has gone away for winter. :-( He did that last year as well. I suppose snoozing under the barbecue isn't as much fun when the days draw in and the wind turns icy. I wonder what he does over winter... go visit his parents?

The good news is the geese are back. :-) I love hearing them calling as they fly over and I love watching them fly past in long skeins. They make the coming winter feel exciting.

ENTERTAINMENT
The best entertainment this Autumn was the BBC's AutumnWatch. The home videos were often the best, especially Woody, the wood mouse who gobbled all the peanuts in a bird feeder and then got stuck when his fat tummy wouldn't go through the feeder hole. You can find all of the videos on their website. The baby fox cubs on the trampoline was also very cute. Woody was set free, by the way, in case anyone's worried about him.


WISE WORDS
My Wise Words choice for Autumn are from Bogey.

Life is funny. You shut up and listen long enough, you find out that life is not as bad as we think it is. Ya just have to look in the mirror of somebody else's soul.

SPIRIT
The strongest spirit this Autumn was one of connection. Even in the mutual gloom-and-doom of many internet friends suffering losses this year there's been that sense of similarity and sympathy. We really are One. Hopefully this coming Winter will lead us all into a bright new Spring where we can share good experiences and joy.




FAMILY

Family life this Autumn was quiet. We've had our fair share of struggles and woes, but we keep keeping on!

LESSONS

The lesson of Autumn was to respect natural rythms more - to learn to slow down. Nature understands that. Every year Autumn arrives and the animals and plants match their energy to the world around them. Only humans try to push on at the same pace every day of every season.

ARTIST
My Artist choice for Autumn is Noa. I'm picking this track for my mom, because it has her favourite musical instrument - drums. :-)

SMILES
The biggest smile of Autumn was the wonderful love and friendship shared by everyone who took part in Mimi's Blogblast for Peace. With bloggers reaching out from every part of the globe... it's like we hugged the planet.

HEALTH
It's now three months since my hernia operation. It still hurts a bit when I roll over at night, but otherwise my middle feels better than it has in over two years. I'm mostly feeling loads better, just getting tired a lot, which is probably the fibro's fault. BUT I am learning that taking a nap can be a good thing. In fact a few weekends back I spent an entire Saturday sleeping! It was wonderful. :-) Next life I definitely want to be a critter that hibernates.


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7 comments:

  1. What a great post. Love your choice of wise words. Bogey is a wise wise man. Autumn blessings to you.

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  2. This was fun and different. Very nice.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Turkey Butt

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  3. Michelle, I think 'Bunny' is just going in for a bit to change his fur coat. Next time you seem him/her they will be as white as the snow. This was indeed a different and fun post loaded with gratitude.

    I'm happy to hear that you are finally on the mend. Hopefully within a few short weeks, you won't feel so much like sleeping life away.

    And it would be remiss of me to not thank you for your kind words above. Thanks you and bows graciously.

    Stay on the mend!

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  4. Wonderful post, Michelle! I always enjoy these. Hope you are having a good week. :D

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  5. like your observation about humans being the only ones who don't slow down during fall. Now, it seems like I have to work harder and longer to make enough money to go Christmas shopping!
    Hope you continue to recover well from your hernia.

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