I Love You. I do.

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There is love. Sometimes, it is merely a whisper in the wind, barely there, but you can sense it. I love you. Sometimes that beauty is laid upon our hearts. Sometimes it is written in the stars. There are days I see it in nature. Oh, Mother Nature does it best. I love you. I do.


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There is just something about the beauty in nature, no doubt about that with love. It can come in the darkest part of your life and disappears into the sunlight. Fleeting at best. Simpatico. Embrace it when it does. Sometimes it goes before you can even miss it, only to be glad you had a piece of it.


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This so resonated with how I’m feeling. Nature embracing the world. Thank you for your outstretched arms as they touch my very soul. I ask you, doesn't this one make you want to hug it? By the way, have you hugged your tree today?


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It saddens me to watch as my summer is fading into the fall, right before my very eyes. But, there is beauty in the demise of things, we just have to shift our focus to finding it.

Oh, summer! Wherefore art thou? I never even had time to say good-bye.

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I adore the beauty of our world, the uniqueness of nature, the sacred scents of the earth. Oh, how I love thee. It is with such pleasure that I put out some trees that still have leaves and flowers, working their way to the seed stage. But, back to the trees and the leaves almost in different stages of color. It is such a pleasure to join in #TreeTuesday with @old-guy-photos. Show me your trees!


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The jewels of nature. Mother Nature adorns her people with natural beauty. Vines and flowers, lichen and bark. There is no limit to what she is willing to give. But see here? A Christmas Tree on #TreeTuesday? Maybe it is the warmth emerging from my heart on this beautiful day. I want to post something that brings that feeling to people. It seems most can produce that feeling at will during that time of year. So, yes. Take a tree. Now give me some peace on earth, goodwill towards man.


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I revel in the air of Christmas. Truly, I do. I mean honestly, who wouldn't?

There is just that certain magic, with unforgettable carols quietly playing in the background of my mind. The smells I associate - only with Christmas… a mixture of certain spices, Christmas trees, and candy canes with that peppermint twist. An so, I ask you. Why not? It is the most beautiful time of the year.



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All I have are my words, armed in my mind, written in pen, stand by stand. Oh, yes. Still by hand. It has a different feel. Altered not by keys, backspace, and delete, I write, erase, tear it to pieces and start all over again. And again.

It’s my way. I walk out to the deep end of the page and dive right in.


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I can see some trees try hard to hold back. Alas, I can see the changes, inch by inch... They are coming. Reflection of my thoughts, and other mindless ruminations. And just like that, these words are done. I want to thank you for strolling along with me through the musings of my mind. Some days, I just have to let them go, giving them freedom, spread across the pages, to say what they say and do what they wish. No judgment. And just for the record, I love you. I do.

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How Do I Love Thee?

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

Elizabeth Barret Browning



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Nature never gets tired of giving all her love to all of us.

Sometimes, it is our hearts that are not able to repay all the love that Mother Nature gives. How does this post of yours inspire the seeds of love that are in our hearts to always grow into peace by uniting in the arms of our beloved mother nature?

We ourselves, as humans, are sometimes too proud to feel love from the universe and return it back with the same love. If we are not at one with nature, who else should we be at one with?

Have a nice day.

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Mother Nature never tires, that is for sure. She does it best, always. I don't understand being too proud to feel the love, it is there for the taking. How easy it is to give back to such a giving source.

Who else should we be at one with?

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Mother Nature does it best... in trees, in flowers... in everything!
It is in our hearts!!!
Love!
Good night @dswigle !

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She really does, doesn't she? I can close my eyes and still feel her. Mother Nature does it best. ;)

Hello @silversaver888! I hope you have had a great week!

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I can feel the change in the air. We are fast approaching that Christmas season. It will be here before we know it! We must do our best to enjoy nature while we can. Hard to think it could all be over before we know it too.

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The season of Joy is almost upon us! Your entire life will be foreign to you. Time to start some new traditions and add them to your old ones.

I think that we should enjoy each and every day.

I hope your Michigan is still sunny and bright!

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Tree Tuesday sounds a nice theme like Wednesday walk and market Friday. Awesome natural views as always from you dear mam @dswigle nature loves you even it gives us unconditional love and teaches us giving selfless love and affection. You represent each blogs so beautifully, I love them all. Have a nice day dear!

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They do have some nice challenges to jump off on, don't they? Nature is surely wonderful. She gives and never expects anything in return.

I hope you have a nice day!

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Yes they are awesome challenges, I love market Friday, Wednesday walk and now this one too. I'm spending a nice day and I wish you always stay blessed 💖💝❤️

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This is amazing post, is sweet to read and I love it

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Thank you. Enjoy your day!

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Summer may end, but Autumn is prettier 😊.. Even withered leaves are..only if we find beauty in them..
Nice photos

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Autumn is truly beautiful. I think people focus on what comes after autumn. So many dislike the cold of winter.

I like all the seasons as none of them are too long. I hope you are having a wonderful day!

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Loving is such a blessing, one can never move away from it if has a sense of its true color ❤️ It is beautiful ❤️

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Thank you very much. Enjoy your day!

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You have nice shots! I like the landscape shot the most! Ah~ Christmas is coming, gotta love those holiday decors!

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Thank you so much. Christmas is coming! Indeed!

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My wife and I have been running like crazy pretty much every weekend lately. We still have one camping trip left before we put away the trailer for the winter and I am really looking forward to it. I need some time in nature before things turn cold and gray. I am hoping we get to see some nice color change on the way up. I have a conference up in Traverse City at the end of the month, but I think the leaves might be gone by then given how cold it has been!

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They have had three days in a row of nice weather and sun! How often does that happen at this time of year?!

It is that time of the year where I run around trying to catch all the things before autumn takes a set. I need one more caming trip, and Columbus Day weekend may be perfect!

It is going to be an amazing weekend weather-wise! If you get any up in Traverse City at the end, I will be surprised, but, this weather is crazy, so you never know! I love Traverse City! I loved taking the kids up to the lighthouses there. So much fun!!

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Yeah, it is a beautiful area. It's been a year since I have been up that way. I always look forward to visiting.

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I am thinking of your wonderful posts which do the countdown until Christmas. Soon the time will come.
As I believe that everything is energy I think that hugging a tree can actually improve anyone's mood. I like the sound of the leaves as the wind blows. It is so soothing.

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Is it weird that I was thinking of you when I wrote this post? Stranger that you heard me. :)

Almost time. Im almost ready to pull the trigger on it!

My season of Joy. So close.

Hello, beauty! ❤️

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Just like our friend @vincentnijman has said, I no longer believe in "just a coincidence". This Universe is wonderful. I am glad we vibed , the power of a thought can travel miles away🥰❤. Hugs for you Denise🤗

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I am glad we vibed too! ❤️ The power of thinking! I love it.

Hugs! xo

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This is of so much beauty dear.

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Thank you so much, Sam. You know I am all about beauty!

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There's nothing like summer, even if there are now some discomforts from the sometimes stifling heat. Summer has come to an abrupt end, even if these days are extremely beautiful and warm. The feeling of summer is gone, the smell, the sound of summer is gone.
There remains the hope and pleasure of waiting for the next summer. That's what I thought of reading your post...

... and we love you, @dswigle!

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Thank you!

You are exactly right! The feeling of summer is gone! That is so evident! The smell, the sound. I hadn't really put that into words, but, that is how I feel. Au Revoir, my pretty!

Until next year! I don't mind the wait! I will see the season of Joy while we wait! :)

Hi, Dan! @bluemoon

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Thank you!

You are exactly right! The feeling of summer is gone! That is so evident! The smell, the sound. I hadn't really put that into words, but, that is how I feel. Au Revoir, my pretty!

Until next year! I don't mind the wait! I will see the season of Joy while we wait! :)

Hi, Dan! @bluemoon

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The season of Joy... are you thinking about Christmas? I think that's what you're thinking about.
Waiting has its own beauty. It strengthens the joy of reunion.
We're getting ready for the weekend, @dswigle. I hope it's as enjoyable as possible!

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Waiting does have its own beauty, just like when I was a child. The wait leading up to the event was almost as good as the event itself.

The Season of Joy, yes! :) You know me so well.

Thursday already. The weekend is almost upon us!! I hope you have an amazing one!

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Beautiful photographs and words Denise. 😊😎 the trees are gorgeous.
Yes, summer is definitely gone… and the fall is there. Leaves turning… and soon it’s Christmas.
I love Christmas and making it all cozy with many decorations. Hope soon I can put all up again. Now most will still be packed up.
Enjoy the seasonal changes… 😊😎
We went into Christmas decoration stores when ever we saw one here. They are just cute. 😉🤓

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I hope you move before! You just never know!

The trees haven't turned yet and tomorrow will be 24C + We still have the weather, but, as someone else said, it doesn't smell or sound like summer anymore. It is true!

I do love the seasons and the change, and like you, Christmas is the best! I love the decorations!

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Let’s hope we do 🤞🏻🤞🏻😉

Lower down the temperatures are higher. When we went a day into Vermont we saw lots of red leaves already. So beautiful. You just feel the changes in the air. And I loft the cooler air and it’s crispy ness.

Soon we can make it all Christmassy 😎💃🏻🎄

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There is a Christmas store really close to Quincy Market, although it is pretty commercial looking, not at all the Gucci kind of place I love! :)

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Yes, saw that one when we left one of the markets. On the side in the middle. We even went inside.
So cool to see shops like that. I could restrain myself from buying things hahaha 🤣

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What a beautiful poem for mother nature. I really love nature too. It's therapeutic for me :)

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I'm so glad to hear that. What is not to love about Mother Nature! :)

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The fall season is both beautiful and sad in a way because of the shorter days and knowing that we are going into a long winter. It's nice to get in nature at this time though and enjoy the color while it lasts.

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It really is, and tomorrow is going to be 24C again, so autumn has a reprieve. Leaves should be starting to change. If all else fails, on Halloween night, it is a ritual to get cold that night. Just in time for the trick-or-treaters!

This is the best time of the year to get out in it!

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