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Friday, September 15, 2006

Pumpkins in fog

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This pumpkin stand has been out about a week now on the side of the road I take to work.


I'm reading William Everson's Birth of a Poet again, and this morning:

"If you think the cosmos is just a bunch of dead matter wheeling around and around in its own gyrations, a self-sufficient mechanism which just happened to happen, then nothing I say will make any sense at all. I am talking about the living presence of things, the unmistakable quivering energy alive in all things. Every form of apartness and togetherness is living and free, quivering and breathing. I bow before its majesty and before the living God, because the face of God is in everything."

14 comments:

Ginnie said...

What ethos, Ruth! You know I love that. You have a head start on the pumpkins, of course. I haven't seen a one of them yet but before long, once we get back from Germany, I'm sure we will. What a great quote from Everson! I really like that.

ruth said...

Ginnie, the summer flew by, and here we are in autumn. Have you seen pumpkins in Germany in the fall?

rachel said...

Wow, Aunt Ruth, your compositions are amazing! What an eye! I showed your blog to my class as an example of what they are to create. My seniors will create their own next week. This should be interesting!

Ruth said...

Sweet Rachel, thank you! I think pumpkins make nice portrait subjects. And whoever set them out set them up so nicely.

I'll bet your students are excited to start this project! They will be sharing a blog? or each having their own? I think it's very smart of you teachers to use technology to teach, because this is where our young people live nowadays.

(Did I really just say "nowadays"? I must be getting old.)

Rauf said...

Every atom is vibrating with energy Ruth, even in a rock.

I have seen pictures of a pumpkin farm near Chicago.
Your pictures are a class apart. Beautiful atmosphere. As Rachel said beautiful composition.
I completely forgot about a unique church service I attended. I'll post the pictures in a couple of weeks.

Ginnie said...

When I first saw your new profile pic, I thought of how perfect for you because of "I've never seen a poem as lovely as a tree." You the poet!

heather said...

Totally beautiful. I love pumpkins in the fog. I also love caramel apples. I managed to get a few caramel apples last week, and last night I went to the store to get more, but they were out. I was heartbroken. Caramel apples are my not-so-secret favorite food in fall.

ruth said...

Rauf, thank you so much. I think the pumpkin stand owner was artistic, the way the pumpkins were arranged. I didn't touch them.

Now you have me wondering what reminded you of the church service you attended! Can't wait to read about it.

ruth said...

Ginnie, I never thought of that! Yes, don't we have fond memories of Mom reciting Kilmer's poem? I just love this tree, such an unusual shape. I pass it every day going to work. This shot was taken late last winter.

ruth said...

Dear Heather, thank you. I love caramel apples too. One time at work I remembered there was a Kilwin's across the street, and I spent the morning anticipating going there at lunch time for one of their really big ones with pecans. But it had closed! :( Have you ever had one of the ones from the Rocky Mountain candy company?? OMG.

rachel said...

Heather, if you happen back here, I have a great recipe for you! Caramel Apple Pie! You boil sealed cans of sweetened condensed milk for 6 hours and it turns to caramel. Slice up your favorite apples and place them in a pie crust. Fill in the rest with home-made caramel! Carmel and apple in every bit!

Rauf said...

Its the misty atmosphere which reminded me Ruth

lesleyanne said...

i can't believe how you captured the fog in these photos. what a perfect moment.
makes me so excited for fall. my first fall away from beautiful michigan, away from the possibility of fog, and pumpkin patches on every corner. kind of makes me want to move back. =)

ruth said...

Rachel, yum!

Rauf, oh I see.

Dawtuh, city life is so different, eh? Did you fix your computer?