Turning Points

To everything – turn, turn, turn
There is a season – turn, turn, turn
And a time for every purpose under heaven

Kitchen window viewGazing out at the view from my kitchen window this morning, I am reminded of how lush and beautiful this time of year can be. We have had more than our share of rain this summer and our yard is a deep, deep green. It has been good for  Mudcreek Farm, our local CSA,  and we have been sharing in the bounty of their crops. At the same time, some of our days are cooler now – a reminder that summer is in its waning days and fall approaches.

Such a morning reverie easily reminds of transitions and the words of one of my favorite folk songs, “To every season,” immediately come to mind. Based on verses from the book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible, Pete Seeger put music to the words in 1959 and it has since been sung and recorded by many. Pete left us this January after a long, giving life. Thought it might be a nice way to start a day by listening to his rendition of the song.  I will be busy working on my next art quilt while I listen. I hope you will be engaged in an activity that brings you joy while you listen.


Hand stitching work

Work in Progress – inserts into lace cloth created on my Bernina

Linking to Off the Wall Friday

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  1. We are blessed that we can find joy and inner peace in the places and things around us. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Carol Mcdowell says

    Pete was a wonderful poet that had the unique ability to be able to put the words to music. What a talent! Thank you for reminding me and that makes me think of my favorite quote from him – every time I walk in the woods, I feel I am in church.

  3. Beautiful post Judy-quiet and reverent.
    Please explain the beautiful WIP- it is lovely!

  4. Wonderful reflective post, Judy. I am intrigued to see what you do with the WIP and the emerging color bits.

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