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The sun setting over the pond lit the sky tonight with rich gold and pink, brilliant yellow and purple.

Storm clouds moved in this afternoon.  High winds whipped the leaves into swirls and eddies, stripping branches bare and leaving piles of leaves in odd places around the house and garden.


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I was sweeping leaves off the deck when a sudden wash of color caught my attention.  Sunset.


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And the first sunset we’ve seen clearly here since spring, when those same leaves burst out of their tight winter buds.

What a view we have when we can see the bright sky unobscured, and sunset’s reflections in the pond.


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It is the sunset of the day; the sunset of the year. 

The season of light is fast upon us.


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Light shining through winter’s darkness, as above, so below.


“May it be a light to you in dark places,

when all other lights go out.”

J.R.R. Tolkien


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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014



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A Forest Garden 2015

The Old That Is Strong

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Song Of Aragorn

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,

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Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;

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Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

J. R.R.  Tolkien

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(A favorite Tolkein poem, from The Fellowship of the Ring,  and photos taken this week on the rock reinforced banks of the James River near Jamestown Island .)

Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014

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