Friday, November 9, 2007


The trees that were once vibrant with ruby reds and golden yellows are now naked, standing tall like sentries guarding the forest.

The daylight is much shorter and the moonlight beaming down seems brighter in the crisp cold air. The frost covers the field outside the window and reflects the sunlight like little diamonds as it rises in the east.

I call it a phase of transition. Not quite winter blanketed by snow and the beauty of the foliage long past, it is a time when home provides warmth and comfort like a cocoon.

May you enjoy your cocoon as you plan for the holiday season ahead.

Empress Ling and Tallulah enjoying the last warm rays of the late afternoon sun before it disappears beyond the horizon.


Sherry said...

It really is a phase of transition isn't it? I'm one who likes to move "without" transition!!! :)

T*mmy said...

Lovely post!!!

Have a great day!

CCs Whimsies said...

I love this phase and I really enjoyed your serene post. Thank you!!! Christy

rochambeau said...

Hi Miss Maddie,
Beautiful works for this magic time of year.

You are a lucky girl to have two such nice looking furry friends!!!

Pinkie Denise said...

Hello Miss Maddie,
Cocoon, hmmm makes me think of a silk
worm, weaving a house to keep her warm and sheltered. Then its taken and becomes a woven weft of such soft and
silken, shimmery beauty. Changed into
some soft pale hues and others bright
and vibrant. Oh, I do love silk! Where was I going? Off somewhere daydreaming. Loved your beautiful transitions post. Thanks Pinkie Denise

Donna O'Brien said...

Hi Susan- Those trees are so majestice, aren't they?? Beautful...
And I saw a lot of "teal" in your last post. I'm on it!!

Christine L said...

Like the soft flow of a flute's melody your words tell. I too love this transition called Autumn.


Lana said...

So eloquently spoken Susan. Autumn is my favorite time of the year, even when all the leaves and colors have gone. There is such a peacefullness about it.

Kimberlee Edgar said...

Love the trees....They are beautiful!!!


Pinkie Denise said...

Hello Miss Maddie,
I just got home from a day of shopping and found a package awaiting
for me. It was sent by a sweet new friend, some of my most favorite things. Sweet sparkling buttons! I love them Susan so wonderful of you to share with me! How did you know that I like buttons so much? They are
perfect and I am going to do something special with them. Thank you so much Dearest Miss Maddie! Pinkie Denise

Lea said...

Hello Miss Maddie... I love the image of the trees standing as sentries... and the invoking of transitions, all set into play by Empress Ling and Tallulah, soaking up the last rays of the sun... what a treat

Sandra Evertson said...

What sweet beautiful kitties!
Mine used to do that but some how it always ended up in a fight! I think one or the other didn't quite do the proper amount of licking
Sandra Evertson

Carolyn said...

I LOVE trees , so i love your photo !
The change from autumn to winter is a magical time to see it , all the beautiful colours .
Thanks for sharing it !

CARole said...

Dear Miss Maddie. I want to tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog. I must start dinner now, but I will be back to read more. I will be adding you to my blogroll. Is that ok?

SweetAnnee said...

Oh MIss Maddie..I'm getting ready to cocoon for the winter..Might your lil kitties come visit with me, I need some bed partners for the lazy days..smiles, Deena

Sea Angels said...

I loved this favorite time of the year is January..yet to come, I like it really cold and wintery, and thats what your scrummy post reminded me favorite time.
Keep well
Hugs Lynn xx

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