Thanksgiving Time

From a country road near Fredonia, Pennsylvania. November 20, 2022

One thing about late Autumn, it displays the stubborn simplicities of the earth. Man may contrive himself into all kinds of human complications, but this earth which bore him and will be his home until the end of his days seems to settle back periodically into quiet contemplation. There stand the hills, rugged as time, and there lie the valleys at rest. The sun cuts its small arc in the southern sky and the long night is the counterpart of June’s long day. The tree stands stark, life at rest in the root, and the meadow is sere with frost. The goldenrod is a dead stem and a waiting seed, restless in the wind.

Hal Borland, The New York Times, November 27, 1960
Goldenrod in late November, Greenville, Pennsylvania

Happy Thanksgiving!

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10 Responses to Thanksgiving Time

  1. mterry911 says:

    Thank you. Have a great Thanksgiving yourself!

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  2. Danny Clark says:

    Thank You!

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  3. Barry Gordon says:

    Good ol’ Hal Borland once again! Excellent choice David. Thanks, with best wishes for a joyful Thanksgiving, Barry

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  4. Emil Dahl says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all also Dave!

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  5. cleavethewood says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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  6. Awesome photos! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  7. Ed Staresinic says:

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful words.


  8. francedozois says:

    nice quote-Happy TG

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  9. Skip Florey says:

    Wonderful quote – Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family…a lot to be thankful for!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Scott Kinsey says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all in company here!

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