Beauty in the Ordinary

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Winds of Change

One of the multitude of reasons I love this season...

...is because of the wind...


...it roils and rocks the world...


...blowing us all just a little off centre...


...pushing us outside of our usual comfort zones...

Adrian Sommeling

...and into brand new ones...


...showing (me anyway) just how marvelous and amazing
our world is...




20 comments:

  1. It can also be extremely destructive. It's actually the only thing I really fear; when it gets out of hand!

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  2. Hello Jacqueline

    Just yesterday we were commenting on the loss of leaves and the wind. We shall look forward to the gentle breeze of Spring.

    Helen

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    1. Try standing in a full-on wind Helen and just surrendering the tension in your body to it - it feels wonderful. Most people hunch themselves so small and screw their faces up tight trying to sheild themselves...but the wind just keeps on blowing.
      It's a tactile lesson of the saying - What you resist will persist!

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  3. It certainly is an AMAZING world Jacqueline...gorgeous post ;-)
    Have a lovely week.
    Catherine
    xx

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    1. thank you Catherine...yes it is truly amazing, if we just take the time to notice.

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  4. Oh wow - it looks wild out there. Keep warm and keep safe.

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    1. I couldn't be warmer or safer Molly - totally wrapped in love.

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  5. Sure blows the cobwebs away Sis. I can just see you tucked up all warm and cozy in your treasure of a house. I'm doing the same but it's against the rain...roast chicken in the oven as I speak, and just sipping on a nice winter ale.
    After the most glorious summer (even if it did start late) the rain has returned to our little island. November for us is usually month for high winds, hydro poles down, and power outages! ... better batten down the hatches!

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    1. As I told Helen V...remember you telling me about embracing the wind?
      It's blowing wild and wooly here...but I absolutely love it! Change is good...life is good.

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  6. Ah, yes; the wind. Blowing to and fro, of its own accord. Carrying leaves, and branches, and small birds, and the occasional banshee. Tis the autumn season. I hope you are having a wonderful one.

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    1. We are certainly having a different one this year Rob-Bear. But all will 'blow clear' in the end - I have faith.

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  7. Jacgueline,

    Yes! Embrace it :) It's fun to watch children in the wind.. it seems to energize them and allow for lots of creative play. We live near the forest line and at this time of year, it's kinda scary to listen to the wind go through the trees. We've had plenty of wind storms that have resulted in trees-down (mother nature is cleaning house) and power outages for up to several days.

    Change IS good.. life is good and it's always a pleasure to hear someone say that!!

    xx
    leslie

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  8. I love it when little kids and puppies catch their breath as the wind blows in their faces...we have somehow learned to dislike this weather when we were born loving it. Time to return to our instinctive emotions and shake off the learned ones Leslie...resort to the child within!

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  9. you are getting more and ore thoughtful jac x

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    1. ...maybe it's just that this time of year makes each of us more contemplative. Hope the weather in your part of the world is treating you a little more gently John...

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  10. You'd love it here at the moment. We have a strong warm wind coming up from the South East. A few branches down etc, but nothing serious (as yet). It's forecast to last for 3 days.

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  11. Must be wonderful when the Sirocco blow bring warmth this time of the year Cro. Hopefully no serious damage, just big skies!

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  12. The wind roiled and rocked all night last night...it was snowing fir needles, our garden is absolutely covered with them today! Autumn most definitely has arrived!
    xo J~

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  13. It's been a little dry in your part of the world recently hasn't it Jessica? You must be looking forward to some real Autumn weather!!

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