2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate AUTUMN. In Armidale, they say it is very cold. Way up North perhaps its hot. Here on the Tweed, its the best time of the year. Well – perhaps. It is autumn. It lacks the Leaves turning and falling -but it is so lovely. MUTED. It is MUTED. Might speak later to Kati B in Kalang and see how cold she is. That Valley gets cold and they don’t have a wood fire. Nor does Armidale . Armidale has the big gas heater. There’s a cold and enraged heart up there on the Heights as well. And in Cameron’s Pocket this Sunday in Autumn is a TENT SPENT day with STICKY GRASS PUDDING on the main stage.

Here on The Hill, Classic Abc is on. The day passes into evening and she dreams of small girls and long walks. YOU ARE SOFT, NANA – says Madeline. SO ARE YOU MADELINE- thinks NANA.


Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
John Muir


Action must be taken at the first signs of disruption or decay, otherwise disaster will follow as ice-bound water follows brief autumn frosts.
— I Ching


 Spring comes with flowers, autumn with the moon, summer with the breeze, winter with snow. When idle concerns don’t fill your thoughts, that’s your best season.

from the site http://buddhism.kalachakranet.org/resources/buddhist_quotes.html

When the days become longer and there is more sunshine, the grass becomes fresh and, consequently, we feel very happy. On the other hand, in autumn, one leaf falls down and another leaf falls down. The beautiful plants become as if dead and we do not feel very happy. Why? I think it is because deep down our human nature likes construction, and does not like destruction. Naturally, every action which is destructive is against human nature. Constructiveness is the human way. Therefore, I think that in terms of basic human feeling, violence is not good. Non-violence is the only way.

falling leaves
hide the path
so quietly
~John Bailey, “Autumn,” a haiku year, 2001, as posted on oldgreypoet.com


Have you ever been out for a late autumn walk in the closing part
of the afternoon, and suddenly looked up to realize that the leaves
have practically all gone? And the sun has set and the day gone before
you knew it — and with that a cold wind blows across the landscape?
That’s retirement.

— Stephen Leacock

Order of Things 


Man, see how the immutable
Law of nature affects all things.
Consider the season of autumn
When leaves turn orange, yellow,
Or brown – their time is up!
Winds are sent whirl 

and whip them down
And Mother Nature watches 
As they make fluttering dance 
Until they detach 

from the residing stalks
Spiraling twirling 

and sliding in the air
Till they carpet the earth
Forming an exquisite beauty 

of mosaic hues 
Trees once clothed are left bare
Waiting to be re-clothed 

with green and glossy ones
By the spring god.


By Augustine C. Ohanwe 



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