The Wind is Polished


“Already it is October, and the wind blows strong to the sea

from the hills where snow must have fallen, the wind is polished with snow.”

D.H. Lawrence, “Butterfly”


At last cooler weather has come to my part of the world. I fill my lungs with calm air carrying the scent of wood smoke. I inhale a cold, sharp, snow-polished breeze. I breathe gusts of wind that rush and whirl and billow, shaking loose the shivering gold and red leaves, sweeping away the season past, and whispering sharp, clean hope for the season to come.

Nurture peace. Cultivate kindness. Carry the calm.

Nature of the week:

Shadow of the Week (with silhouettes and reflections):

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Text and photos © 2019 Karyn Henley. All rights reserved.

October Gold

“The beauty that shimmers in the yellow afternoons of October, who ever could clutch it?”

Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Nature”

Take time to enjoy nature’s gold wherever you find it this week.

Nature of the week:


Shadow of the week:


Nourish peace, cultivate lovingkindness, and carry the calm.


Text and photos © 2014 Karyn Henley. All rights reserved.