Sunday, October 17, 2010


"The foolish fears of what might pass.
I cast them all away
Among the clover-scented grass,
Among the new-mown hay,
Among the rustling of the corn,
Where drowsy poppies nod,
Where ill thoughts die and good are born -
Out in the fields with God!

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Counting blessings

252 - autumn rambles

253 - found on the autumn ramble

254 - the smell of wood smoke

255 - leaves as big as your head

256 - good vices

257 - nut garlands

258 - stringing blood oranges and bay leaves on scarlet thread

holy experience

Joining Ann today


Val said...

Good vices

Kit said...

I want to make a nut garland!
Thanks for the beauty and for sharing, Jodi.

Nancy said...

The word ramble just makes me happy. I'm going to try to use it often today. And ditto Val--good vices, indeed!

Leslie said...

Double ditto the lol on "good vices" : )

Love. That. Poem.

I want to walk through that gate and down that lovely, mist-filled, leaf-strewn autumn path. I want to make nut-garlands and string blood oranges (well, truth be told, I'd probaby rather drink tea in front of a wood fire and enjoy looking at nut-garlands...)

But since I can't do those things here in Florida, I'm thankful that you and your blog let me visit!

Ostriches Look Funny said...

YOU kill me. Good vices, leaf as big as your head. AH!
What a rich post. What a beautiful feather. What a lovely garland. What a special friend.
I'm pretending to visit you for a walk today.

Kerrie said...

your list made me happy. The autumn rambles (great word for it!) oh and I love those garlands! PS. Thanks for resending the card, that is so kind. I'm SO hoping it comes! I have a frame and I found the best Hawthorne quote to go with it. :)

emily wierenga said...

LOVE the leaves and the nut garland... you are so creative. i want to come and sip apple cider in your home with you.

Jingle said...

the leaves and the nut garland are stunning.
what a festive post.
have a fun Monday!

stacey said...

Oh how I miss fall! Thanks for sharing it with me today!

deb said...

Jodi... I wish you lived near.
I would love to ramble along a path until I came to your sweet home.
you ooze an earthy soul.

Jodi said...

Aw gosh, guys, I'm blushing. Anytime you all are in the neighborhood, stop in and I'll heat up the cider.

Linda said...

Thank you so much for visiting Jodi. I just love the poem.
Your pictures and your grateful heart are beautiful. We don't get a "dramatic" autumn here in South Texas, but we used to live in NY and it all brings back lovely memories of fall days.

Cheryl said...

You really have a talent for capturing the moment in your photos. Like others, I'd like to go on your walk with you. The first photo made me think of Brigadoon.

joanny said...


to take the time to allow for a close contact with Nature - what a wonderful way to spend mornings of contemplation and then to take some treasure home to preserve the beauty -- what joy.



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