Spring’s natural freshness bloomed
curiosity from life’s brand-newness.
Everything seemingly warmed up in summer;
emboldened, proud, glories, defeats.
Letting autumn linger as long as it will
– pleasant days & nights
to calmly breathe
in graceful advance
of winter solstice.
Despite short bursts of regret & worry,
this present moment is wonderful .
(click for beautiful live seasonal sounds)
“Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.
If your mind isn’t crowded by unnecessary things,
this is the best season of your life.” ~ Wu-Men
78 Replies to “This, the Best Season of Your Life!”
What beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing!
smiling to your kindness, onemilllionphotographs 🙂
Lovely post with precious reminders that all is well in the perfect now. Awesome photos too!
Have you considered joining my blog challenge? Participation is way down this year and I would welcome your essence to the mix.
i’m grateful for your insightful words, dear Linda!
may your present moments continue being filled with light & wonder! i’ll take a look at your fun challenge
despite my being challenged 🙂
worry is but
in any present
(beautiful photos, smilecalm)
that’s useful to know, Tippy!
perhaps i have the smaller
box of crayons.
may your moment
Amazing mindful post with stunning views! Thank you, dear friend!
smiling to your helping bring
out the warmest of colors, Maria!
wishing your royalness happiness
in the present moment 🙂
you back, ksbeth!
may your moment
continue being happy 🙂
I’m FALLING in love with
smiling to your falling, Tom!
from the ground
is quite nice, also 🙂
Wise thoughts David. I will try to remember that next autumn, but I still love the spring and summer the best!!
Lovely pictures : )
thank you for sharing
your favorite seasons, Sarah!
i have fond memories
of those ones, also.
wishing you happy
soap making moments 🙂
So wonderful David, all the beauty you share
It makes my heart sing.
Your words all ring so true and honest to all seasons.
“Despite short bursts of regret & worry,
this present moment is wonderful . ”
I love that and agree
i’m grateful for your sharing
the essence of this poem, Miriam!
as it took quite some time
to experience just short
bursts rather than extended bouts.
wishing you happiness
in any moment 🙂
Autumn is my favorite season — invigorating and gorgeous! I always sense the tipping into Fall — weeks beforehand, usually on a warm, sunny day, don’t know what tells me, insect sounds? Aroma from vegetation? If I’m aware of the shift into other seasons, I don’t really notice.
i’m happy hearing of your favorite
season being right now, JoAnn!
this warm, Indian summer weather
feels familiar, yet, is new again.
wishing you happy moments 🙂
And happy moments to to!
Wow! Stunning autumn photos, David and peaceful thoughts for the season … I feel a quiet hush descending upon me! Thank you for Four Season link and look forward fo listening over dinner.
i’m happy knowing you’re enjoying
your best season along with me, Annika!
tonight my partner rehearses this piece
and you get to hear an amazing performance,
cheers, david 🙂
i’m happy hearing
of beauty found, George!
may it continue
to be so 🙂
A mindful reminder. Today is what we have. Let’s live our life.
thank you, dear Rupali
for making it sound much better
than letting it pass
without notice 🙂
A good reminder, David, that no matter what season we’re in, as long as we’re mindful it’s a good season to be alive.
i’m happy we’re both in the best
season of our lives, Michele 🙂
David, you give us a beautiful perspective in every season. I raked autumn leaves in Massachusetts for 12 years – all those beautiful colors. A lovely reminder of crisp fall air and blisters.
smiling to your felt, colorful memories, susan!
may this season continue
I’m thinking this is the best ever!! Happy season changing David 🌾🌼🍂🌿☀️🌙
makes me happy that
we are thinking
alike, Karen 🙂
So beautiful 🙂
so, joshi 🙂
What a delight, to walk through the seasons with your eloquent words and beautiful photo’s while listening to Vivaldi and Four Seasons… PERFECTION… ❤
it’s always the best season
to have your kind presence, Sue!
wishing you sweet sounds
throughout the day 🙂
Many thanks David… 🙂 Love and Blessings returned.
Amazing autumn colours.
find such colors
amazing, rabirius 🙂
Nice post and beautiful pictures! I like the mix 🙂
smiling to this helpful, friendly comment, caleephotography!
nice to get things mixed adequately 🙂
Last photo; closing words. Perfect! 🍁
thank you for making
it more perfect, Eric!
may your day be well 🙂
Charlee: “We’ve only seen a few of each season so far. I’m not sure which one we like best.”
Chaplin: “I like the one with more birds flying around.”
Charlee: “I like the one with more butterflies and moths.”
Chaplin: “Basically we like any season when there are things moving that we can stare at.”
Charlee: “Thank you for coming to see us and for your kind words after Dennis went to the Rainbow Bridge. It meant a lot to us.”
Chaplin: “And to Mama and Dada too.”
Both: “And Dennis told us to tell you, ‘ok bye’.”
thank you for these kind words, kitties!
wishing you continued healing & happiness 🙂
You captured the best parts David. May the warmth of this season banish the momentary worries 💛
i’m so happy you like these
here parts, Val!
i’m feeling worries
being banished 🙂
Thank you, dear David, for this gentle reminder of the present beauty that surrounds me, and for these serene photos of the present season.
makes me smile
seeing how you
and your beauty
are one, Jet 🙂
This was my favorite …. “Despite short bursts of regret & worry, this present moment is wonderful.” THANK YOU, David. Your pictures are just so moving and beautiful. Another thank you!! 💝
Brother David, Seeing your photos nourishes the longing for beauty, gentleness, and wonder in me.
Grateful to meet you here,
smiling to your kindness, Celia!
makes me happy that
you’ve found the mud here
for your lotus 🙂
smiling that you
make it so, MB Henry 🙂
Thank you, David, for another beautiful and peaceful post. 🙂
i’m smiling to the beauty
added by your presence, Betty 🙂
Thank you for another beautiful, inspiring, calming post. ❤️
smiling to your kindness!
may your calm
inspiration gently continue 🙂
I hope your calm spreads to others as rapidly as insanity has spread in recent years. 😀
P.S. I used to have a CD of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Someone else has it now. 🙂 Thanks for bringing back nice memories.
hope you enjoy this
first class performance 🙂
Such beautiful colors! And the music is a delightful addition. “Despite short bursts of regret & worry, this present moment is wonderful.” Yes, that about says it all.
Your photography is alazing, David! You are a gifted artist, and I appreciate your sharing your corner of my native state with us.
Amazing🙄. Too tired staying up for California election results. 😉
Beautiful meditation on the passing of seasons. They all have their unique beauty and lessons, but somehow it’s autumn that makes us remember this.
Thinking of you, David 🙂
Feel so much warmth from this post, so much present-mindedness!
and I join in with so beautiful and I hope you’re okay dear David…sending healing thoughts and all good things ~ smiles hedy ☺️✌️💫
thank you for your kindness & concern, dear hedy! i have an air mask for the smoke. may the flames be extinguished soon. 🙂
Thank you for this beautiful post, David. ‘Unnecessary things’ are overwhelming at times, but I like ‘the best season of my life’ anyway 🙂
Your photographs are stunning!
Wonderful pictures, and beautifully written. ❤
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thanks for your kindness, scorpio!
your blog is a source
of beauty 🙂
thanks for your lovely comments 🙂
Always a hopeful and inspiring post from you — lovely!
thank you dear poet
for sharing inspiration
with me 🙂
Beautiful photos remembering beautiful moments. 🙂
thank you for your kindness 🙂