A Golden Hour

Nature, inspiration, being human.

Waterlogue Tall Tree by Karin“Good timber does not grow with ease:
The stronger wind, the stronger trees;
The further sky, the greater length;
The more the storm, the more the strength.
By sun and cold, by rain and snow,
In trees and men good timbers grow.”

Douglas Malloch, American Poet

This post inspired today by a gentle comment in Humans of New York.
Full poem by Douglas Malloch here.

February 5, 2015

“Wet leaves and rotting apples — the smell of the orchard in fall.” That is how a local orchard owner described the aroma and fermentation of making old-fashioned apple cider. I know exactly what she means. As a young girl, I used to climb the trees in my grandmother’s apple orchard. I know that familiar …

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