Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Autumn Reflections


there is a certain comfort in knowing
you are here to share with me
even the simple pleasures-
the ordinary becomes extraordinary
when seen through the eyes of love

let's celebrate everyday beauty
the colors and flavors of Autumn-
the foliage is turning deep golden & crimson
and we are changing, growing
still falling
still falling

freshly picked apples in the morning light
basketful of bounty, plenty of smiles
cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar
and more sweetness-
apple pie crust

oh, maybe a little too crispy
but I'm learning to smooth the rough edges
go with the flow, face the sun-
be patient like the apple tree
for the fruits of my labor to manifest

and we like it just the same
this messy apple pie
called life-
perfect in its imperfections
baked with unconditional love





Hello, dear friends! I hope you're enjoying the beauty of Autumn. We went apple picking last weekend on a farm in the New York countryside. It was a beautiful sunny day and the fields of apple trees were amazing with such a great variety of green and red apples. We picked so many apples that we gave some away to friends. I also made an attempt at baking my first apple pie. Not bad for a first try, but I need to practice some more! Well, I still have plenty of apples. Enjoy my poem and photographs inspired by this lovely Fall outing. Happy Autumn!
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29 comments:

  1. nice...fun stuff...we used to go apple picking every year...
    and i am all for a take it easy kinda life style...
    we cook skillet apple pies....mmm....so good....

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  2. I am quite sure this is my very favorite poem of yours, Loredana.
    I simply love it.
    Have a wonderful evening, my friend. xo.

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  3. The ordinary can be the best indeed. You'll sure have an apple a day to keep the dr. away for a long time. Even though that is a fallacy lol

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  4. Nature is always a giver everytime she is giving and we must always be thankful for her kind gestures.

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  5. Beautiful. Those small little things are so enjoyable, especially when we share them with those who we love. :)

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  6. Happy Autumn to you too...nice post!

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  7. Oh, but I love the autumn and the gorgeous apples. The comparison of life to the pie, is perfection, Loredana!

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  8. I am enjoying the cool autumn here too ~ Enjoy the apples and apple pies, smiles ~

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  9. smiles... it's good to be patient and that apple pie called life tastes delicously even if it looks a bit messy sometimes...smiles

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  10. You have really captured a lot of images of autumn here. We went to the orchard for apples yesterday. What a treat! I loved the comparison of life to an apple pie. Messy but perfect - so true. Smiles.

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  11. Seeing all these apples makes me want to go apple picking in the cool crisp air. Tasting the apples straight from the trees..a reminder that life can taste good..

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  12. yes 'mansanas' and chili bring the senses to assimilate with autumn

    nice piece

    gracias

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  13. LOVELY poem and photos....I especially like the double meaning in "I'm learning to smooth the rough edges"......and wait "for the fruits of my labor to manifest".

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  14. Oh I would love to go apple-picking. The bliss of autumn harvest makes it bearable that well soon get more crispness than we care to have.

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  15. love the messy yet delicious apple pie & life too...a grand celebration of autumn, love and life...

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  16. hmm sweet scent and gifts of autumn..

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  17. Oh we are both reflecting on autumn in our poems Loredana...I love how life is a warm gooey apple pie...sweet and yummy.

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  18. Thanks! I'll get up and have some tea with milk and a piece of apple pie waiting for me, sitting on the kitchen table. :-)

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  19. happy autumn to you! love the comparison of life to messy apple pie!

    stacy lynn mar
    http://warningthestars.blogspot.com/2014/10/saturday-prompt-2-starry-skies-and.html

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  20. Life is so much sweeter when shared with one you love. This is really lovely. :-)

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  21. PS Be sure to try an apple crisp too. Easier than pie and in my humble opinion, tastier.
    http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/winning-apple-crisp

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  22. Chissà come è stato bello raccogliere le mele! La poesìa e le immagini trasportano nella dolcezza dell'autunno, tempo di frutti e di raccolta. L'ordinario diviene straordinario quando arriva la consapevolezza della preziosità della vita e della creazione.
    Un abbraccio affettuoso,Rita.

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  23. a more positive tale about the "apple" aside from the forbidden fruit and cold wintry fruit nicknames it has gotten over the centuries.

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  24. Life is like an apple pie. Great image, well written.

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  25. Mi piacciono sempre le tue poesie, dici bene senza mai cadere nello sdolcinato .Abbraccio.

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  26. Beautiful Autumn poem Loredana. I do hope you will share with I Heart Macro, you apple photos are perfect!

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  27. Post with dedication autumnal .. very beautiful, the images are stupendous.

    The poem is very beautiful, has a splendid beginning poetic, with a continuation "autumnal", and to end .... in the kitchen with a cake of apples.

    I agree .. congratulations.

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  28. Those apples are asking for a bite!

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  29. "Maybe a little too crispy
    but I'm learning to smooth the rough edges..." Life does bake a slow pie out of most of us. Beautiful and vibrant lines.

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