“Our fear of death . .

. . . is like our fear that summer will be short, but when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit,
and our swelter of heat, we say we have had our day.

–   John Donne, 1620

This evening I had to come in at 7:30 because it was so dark and cold. Just a month ago I was sweltering in full sun at that time of night. It is mid-September, and time to drink good vodka with a dish of pears and elderberries, and think about filling the wood bin tomorrow.

The Cimicifuga R. was beautiful today, and full of bees. Ligularia “Othello” is in bloom like a beacon at the back of the garden.

autumn-garden ligularia


1 thought on ““Our fear of death . .

  1. 1) I LOVE that verse! And can relate only too, too well, I’m afraid. Enough is enough.

    2) A- Hmm. Cimicifuga AND Ligularia, I see.

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