Telling the Truth

connecting the dots of my life

Tag: Fall

Farewell, November

yew branches thrash and bend
blown from every direction
the bird feeder flails

relentless nature
announces the arrival
of another day

sitting beside me
a small heater hums softly
to rain drops falling

What a strange month this has been. Lots of flailing and thrashing. Too much bluster, and too little calm. Especially in our news cycles. Even though November is my birthday month, I’m happy to bid it farewell.

Do I miss the energy of 2020 Election bluster? No. True, it made for breathless news cycles. It also made for unfiltered offloading of frustration, despair, angst and anger. In the end, however, it reinforced my belief that hope doesn’t come from any one of us. It comes from the One who sees everything without blinking an eye.

So yes, there’s a method to the madness of this world. Still, I’d rather have it interpreted from above than below. Today’s unhinged weather reminds me that though I’m not in charge, I’m still alive.

Just now the thunder crashed closer to home than I like. Happy Monday!


© Elouise Renich Fraser, 30 November 2020
Photo found at

exposed root ball

Longwood Gardens Woods - November 2014

exposed root ball

clings to autumn ground

shelters dry leaves Read the rest of this entry »

Winter | When my leaves fall…


Each fall I think about what might have been.  Hopes, dreams, plans.  One by one, the leaves drop to the ground.  Dead?  Maybe. Read the rest of this entry »

gnarled scarred misshapen



gnarled scarred misshapen

trunk stands tall serene exposed

mirror of a soul

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© Elouise Renich Fraser, 19 November 2014
Photo credit:  DAFraser, November 2014
Longwood Meadow Garden, Forest Edge

opalescent clouds


Sunset Portland 2014

opalescent clouds

kissed by early fall sunset

flood my thirsting eyes

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© Elouise Renich Fraser, 13 Oct 2014
Photo credit:  DAFraser 2014

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