Thursday, October 05, 2017

Nature Journal - To Linger in the Fresh Air

My nature journal continues.  
On busy days, I sketch in my thoughts 
and go back and add color when I have more time.  

I had to acknowledge canning the last of this year's tomatoes, 
with a quick sketch of our primary cultivar:
Amish Paste Tomatoes, a great all-purpose heirloom.

Finally, the past few days have returned to cooler temperatures.
Even on the warmer, sunnier days, the breeze feels autumnal.
I feel a suggestion of urgency in that breeze...
to stock the pantry and set cozy blankets all around the house.
Conversely, I want to leave the chairs on the decks,
so that we may gather with friends and family 
a few more times, 
to linger comfortably in the fresh air,
before really cool weather sets in.

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you comfort.


My Journey To Mindfulness said...

on the deck
and the screen porch
it is cozy
love it
missed it all summer

Magic Love Crow said...

You are doing so well with your journal! I love it!
Enjoy the cooler air! I am!
Big Hugs!

Granny Marigold said...

I like your journal sketches and all the reasons to be grateful. As you probably are aware of, our Canadian Thanksgiving is this weekend and I have so much to be thankful for.

geistige_Schritte said...

wonderful the journal!!! really beautiful!
Happy weekend, Elke

magnoliasntea said...

Love your journal entries. I bought one with good intentions, but...
Have a great weekend!

Marcie said...

So glad you can enjoy your lounging spaces now. The autumn is always a blessing!

Marcie said...

Yes, the cooler air is nice, definitely more seasonal. Still warm enough to "get out and do." enjoy the season!

Marcie said...

Yes, I meant to wish my Canadian readers a happy thanksgiving. I hope your celebration is both peaceful and joyful!

Marcie said...

Thank you, Elke. I have been enjoying the process!

Marcie said...

I guess you'll get inspired sometime and just jump in... Or else gift it or repurpose it! Lol

Gumbo Lily said...

I have not heard of Amish Paste Tomatoes. I'd like to try those. Do you start them from seed because I have never seen anything by that name at a nursery. I like your journal of days.

Marcie said...

I do start the tomatoes fronm seed in Feb or March. I get them here:

Pom Pom said...

Oh WHAT a gorgeous post! YOU are a wonderful poet and artist, Marcie. I linked this post!

Marcie said...

PomPom, What a lovely comment. Thank you, friend! :D

M.K. said...

Your journal is delightful! I love the drawing of your kitty. Sweet thing. I'm eager for cooler temps. We've had cool(ish) nights, but our days have been in mid 80s, and I'm ready for sweaters.

Marcie said...

We are in sweater weather. Tonirrow is forecast at 74 degrees but I know the morning and evening will be cool. Hope your cool weather arrives soon!