Monday, November 10, 2014

One Last Curtain Call!

Life, we learn to late,
is in the living,
in the tissue of each day and hour.
                      Stephen Butler Leacock


The sun is coming up but knowing it is just a fleeting moment with the predictions of rain or snow I take the time to say thank you then soak in its beauty before the closing of that curtain. The orange and pinks fill the sky then just as fast as it enters it takes its final bow, disappearing.


Walking and exploring the bush most everyday gives me plenty of opportunities to see the changes that occur very quickly, sometimes overnight. The first of the week I had noticed fungi of all different varieties had covered the ground. Oh they are so beautiful I knew I had to capture their beauty. Things in this world change so quickly, and I have always believed that in nature as in life itself you owe it to yourself to take in what surrounds you before it is taken away.


This time of year most things around the farm are taking their final bow getting ready for that winter sleep. This was my time to see that there is indeed an indescribable “beauty in death.” Another trip to the bush early one morning was all it took for me to know that this statement is true.

After feeding the cows I hopped over the red gate that is now closed for the season. It will be protecting the undisturbed snow trails that this girl will explore soon while wearing her snowshoes. It will also be keeping those cows safe from predators that wander, protecting all through the winter, that which is now looming behind those clouds. It does not take me very long to see that it was true, there is indeed an indescribable “beauty in death.” The fungi are dying after a wonderful long run of beauty. The cows had knocked a few off their feet but they still managed to hold on to that beauty in spite.


I lay on the ground trying to capture every moment as to not forget. Thinking I would have to compare yesterday’s show to today’s final call I needed to capture every angle I could. There will be no encore for a very long time. Oh those curled edges, those toppled caps lying on their backs as if giving up but knowing they will return another time. These are the moments that I will remember.


There will be many more trips to the bush to capture other last curtain calls. I do know the leaves and the trees have already promised me a wonderful show. The bush can teach us so many lessons, if we pay attention.


I will be taking a short Blogger break. Be safe, be happy and enjoy those little things. See you soon. Hug B

Later



43 comments:

  1. Great mushroom shots! I hope that you enjoy your blogging break :-)

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  2. I agree: I love living in a place that gives me a front-row seat to all the changes of nature - from birth to death and in between. Thanks for your beautiful word pictures today. Enjoy your blogging break! I hope you're off to do something fun!

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  3. I think we need to enjoy life as it comes along and not long for things in the past or for those we hope will happen in the future. Nice captures of the toadstools, Buttons!

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  4. Beautiful words today. I noticed two similar mushrooms under the cedar tree next to the front deck on the weekend. Enjoy your blog break. Hugs. Pam

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  5. There is a lot of beauty in all that surrounds us, we just need to train our minds to see it. Enjoy your blogger break, Miss B.

    We woke up to a white covered ground, 19* and breezy. Here starts the winter.

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  6. It was -4 C. here this morning, gone are the warmer days.
    Your mushroom photos are beautiful.
    Enjoy your blogger break.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  7. Mushrooms are so interesting. I love to spot them on our hikes. And photograph them. Yes, everything is covered under a blanket of snow today. Until next year is right!

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  8. enjoy the change of seasons, buttons.

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  9. Fungi are beautiful...

    Enjoy your blogging break!!!

    Tessa~

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  10. Hurry up..... we had snow....... already...... sheeeshh.........

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  11. Enjoy your blog break Buttons...it is coming up to a very busy time isn't it?

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  12. Beautiful mushroom images. I always like to see photographers' get down on the ground for shots like these. Enjoy your break, but come back soon!

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  13. Words of wisdom Buttons... Beautiful farewell shots of the mushrooms, they look as though they are laying down to sleep.

    Enjoy your break, we'll keep the light on for you!

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  14. Love mushrooms especially proper ones. Hugs M xox

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  15. Wonderful shots. Enjoy your break.

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  16. Buttons, I believe there is beauty in death, and you've shown in your photos how nature says goodbye. It's snowing hard here in the mountains of CO - a whiteout with blowing. Soon my skis will be in use. Have fun on your break.

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  17. I finally get around to catching up - only to find you on break? We are going to have to coordinate girl! Lovely thoughts today. Enjoy your time off.

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  18. Sending you happy thoughts, Buttons! Enjoy your time away! xo

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  19. Liking those on the ground shots of Fungi, oadstools and such . . .
    Happy break time!

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  20. Ah, the angels of death (the mushrooms) — so exquisitely pictured!

    And if I can hibernate, you can take a blogging break. And that's the truth!

    Blessings and Bear hug, Buttons! (And remember to keep a warm hat on your head!)

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  21. You found some very colorful fungus. You still have green grass for the fungus's comfort.

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  22. What a great post. And so true! Beauty is all around if we just look..
    Enjoy your time. :)
    Cheri

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  23. Gorgeous fungus shots, Buttons. Enjoy your wee break and look forward to seeing you back soon.

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  24. Buttons,

    Your mushroom pictures are beautiful. Enjoy your time away :-)
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  25. Nature is indeed beautiful - love your gorgeous mushrooms! I expect to see a gnome hiding behind one! Enjoy your break, my Dear. Hugs xo Karen

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  26. I'm not ready to say goodbye to the beauty of this season yet! I guess I have no choice, though...so I'll button down the hatches and pull out the coveralls. Enjoy your blogging break!

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  27. I love that you take the time to capture the beauty you see, and share it with us.

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  28. Today the temperature was 70 degrees until late afternoon. The polar express is on the way. Your photos are beautiful...as usual.

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  29. Have a nice break- I think I may be taking one also. This time of year is always so busy for everyone. {Hugs}

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  30. I love the textures of all your mushrooms!!
    Have a good break, and come back to us with a full camera, and more stories!!!

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  31. Enjoy!!
    We have been trying to enjoy as much time as we can outside...fall is too fleeting.

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  32. 18 degrees yesterday -1 today! That's Canada! I am not doing anything that I had planned tomorrow now (too sick bleurgh), which means that I have all day to see you so just e mail me whenever you fancy it :) a coffee is just what the Doc ordered I think!

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  33. I don't remember ever seeing so many shrooms around here, they ahem popped up everywhere this year.

    Have a good break, hope all is well.

    Jen

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  34. Oh minus 12 here today...thought I would let Holly know above my comment.

    Jen

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  35. Nature gives us so many lessons and so much beauty, if we just look, like you do, B, and inspire me to do. Enjoy your break! We are expecting a cold front coming in tomorrow--will be winter cold for the next week or so.

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  36. We explore everyday and I am thankful for this too, the camera seems to be attached to an invisible string when we are out, we can't seem to get close enough, just like you :-). Enjoy your blogger break. xxoo L

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  37. Much like you, I love exploration in nature so much B . We got our second snow of November last night.
    Enjoy your break and hope you'll have an amazing time with whatever your doing .
    Hugs,
    Willow

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  38. Enjoy your blogging break :) can't wait until your return. Stay warm!

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  39. I watched the sun set a brilliant pink over the houses in the distant last night and wondered how long it would be before I would see it again. Here's hoping for a short, mild and pretty winter! Enjoy your blogging break!

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  40. enjoy your blogging break; it does a body GOOD!

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  41. You are so fortunate in living in a place where the change of seasons makes such a difference to everything. Here in Perth it is sometimes difficult to determine if we actually have autumn or spring and seem to go from winter into summer.
    It is a pity those fungi are not edible as they are so plentiful. They are quite beautiful with their pretty markings but soon they will be gone and become part of the soil in which they grew.
    Enjoy your break; we will be her when you return. Hugs.

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  42. You wouldn't be on the ground here! It's covered with snow and 10 degrees outside! Brrrrrr
    Great pictures, as always.

    Cindy Bee

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  43. Green grass! and breaks are good. as long as they arent permanent!

    xoxo

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