Turning In


I was out in the garden early in the morning, doing some Fall clean-up and feeling a bit of a chill in the air. I decided to take a break and grab some hot tea. As I sat there looking around I noticed it.


The gold and crimson of Autumn is turning, fading.


Tree branches are going bare. Soon there won’t be any work for me out here. The season is turning in and I feel myself turning in as well.


Another garden season has passed, another year. So much has happened. I am reflecting on all I have learned. Time to examine my truth, like a bucket, to see if it still holds water.

Has some of your truths shifted over time?

Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you a beautiful week.


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9 Responses to Turning In

  1. Oh this post is sad, seeing the garden go to sleep for the winter. I know it is necessary everyone needs sleep, I know I do. There is so much to offer in your garden in Winter I don’t feel it really is turning in we just have to find it. Mother Nature is wonderful that way. I know I feel that way about summer here in the desert but there is always something I haven’t found before even in the heat of summer. Thought provoking post Carol, the dictionary for provoking is troubling the nerves or peace of mind, I prefer the latter. Happy Monday my sweet friend. Love your images in b/w

  2. S. Etole says:

    Visiting from one of the Barbara’s posts this morning. Very thought provoking and enjoyable photos.

  3. Sarah says:

    Lovely words and photos.I think my truths are constantly changing. I need them to hold their own just for a little while.

  4. So glad I took the detour from FB and clicked on your blog post today. You are very talented with blending imagery and prose, so rich with appropriate metaphors. I have been bailing water from a leaky kayak for a couple of weeks, so I can appreciate the comparison. The kayak is now in the shop, being patched up and repaired, and I hope it will be watertight. It took me awhile to reach the point where I had had enough bailing, however; I kept going out there, knowing the kayak was leaky. I think that happens with our truths/beliefs. We want to hold onto them; they are familiar; they keep us going, though they are creating problems in our lives. Thanks, Carol for the post!

  5. Peg Rogers says:

    A very vivid imagery post. I remember all that from having lived in Alaska and so trying to keep holding on. Now I live in Florida and I wish I had that back. There is a little difference in the changing seasons but not near enough for my taste. Maybe it’s to start looking within again. Love your post.

  6. Laurie L. says:

    Fall certainly is a time of reflection. I don’t get to garden as much as I’d like, but I do know that there are many tasks to be done in the fall/winter in support of our gardens. Maintaining tools, indoor starts for next spring, making plans for next year’s changes in plantings or bed size/shapes… Don’t worry, Carol, your garden still needs you! 🙂

  7. Diana Foster says:

    Love how you are reflecting. Adore your selfie.

  8. Melinda says:

    Beautiful blend of words and images. Love how connected you are with nature. That photo of you is wonderful! <3

  9. Becca says:

    Lovely post Carol! I supposed I haven’t felt the sadness of the winter season here yet, and not sure I ever will. (I hope) You see, even in Las Vegas, the winters got so cold, sometimes even freezing in the night, and the terrible winds we had there, almost daily chilled you to the bone. I think the difference I love here is the overcast skies and moisture that Las Vegas didn’t have. We happen to be here in Bellevue visiting during the pretty heavy snow (maybe 3/4 years ago?) Anyway, I was a little apprehensive about that, but realize it doesn’t happen every year, and I feel fortunate to not have to drive in it every day. Soon the beauty of the holiday lights, music and cozy fires will warm our hearts and souls again, and I look forward to that.

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