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Autumn, welcome.

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. – Langston Hughes

lantern

Japanese maple

stones

Sometime recently, the first autumn rains fell. I stepped out into the sweet tea of raindrops and felt cleansed, just a little bit. We’ve had challenges along with the immeasurable joy of seeing our precious baby grow (most of them rooted in the discovery of his tongue-tie at 8 months). But we’ve persevered, and he is healthy, happy, and thriving on mother’s milk and organic foods. This is a new season. The sky is opening, the earth is washed clean. Whatever your path this autumn, may it lead to peacefulness and wisdom.

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A Japanese maple leaf floating in water:
Japanese maple leaf

A puddle of gold leaves from the white birch:
Birch leaves

A pile of clean, smooth stones:
Stones

New hydrangea leaves unfurling to the rain:
Hydrangea

Jewels of rain on scarlet leaves:
scarlet leaves

When it rains, I often think of Mary Oliver’s poem, “Last Night the Rain Spoke to me.” You may have read it before, but here it is again for “the long and wondrous journeys still to be ours.”

More photos on flickr

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