31 Days of A Sense of Place :: Day 30 ~ Clarity of Late October and the Blue Edge

A sense of place(2)Welcome to Day 30 of 31 Days of A Sense of Place.

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“The muddiness of the self
Can be forgiven, almost forgotten,
In the clarity of late October.” — C. G. Hanzlicek, from “Mystery” (2001)

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It would be a shame to do this 31-day challenge during the month of October in northern New England and not celebrate the beauty of autumn here. (All photos taken in New Hampshire unless otherwise noted. Banner photo is of Quechee Gorge, VT, 20 Oct. 2015.)

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19 Oct 2014
19 Oct 2014
11 Oct 2015
11 Oct 2015
5 Oct. 2013
5 Oct. 2013
13 Oct. 2013
13 Oct. 2013
24 Oct 2012
24 Oct 2012
3 Oct 2014
3 Oct 2014
maple helicopters, 16 Oct 2015
maple helicopters, 16 Oct 2015
16 Oct. 2013
16 Oct. 2013
19 Oct 2014
19 Oct 2014
euonymus and tulip poplar, 16 Oct 2015
euonymus and tulip poplar, 16 Oct 2015
23 Oct 2015
23 Oct 2015
15 Oct 12015
15 Oct 2015
19 Oct 2013
19 Oct 2013
22 Oct 2012
22 Oct 2012
amsonia and aster, 2 Oct 2013
amsonia and aster, 2 Oct 2013
Boston, MA, 23 Oct. 2013
Boston, MA, 23 Oct. 2013
larches, 24 Oct 2015
larches, 24 Oct 2015
19 Oct. 2014
19 Oct. 2014
pagoda dogwood leaves, 4 Oct. 2013
pagoda dogwood leaves, 4 Oct. 2013
19 Oct. 2014
19 Oct. 2014
1 Oct. 2014
1 Oct. 2014
3 Oct 2014
3 Oct 2014
4 Oct 2015
4 Oct 2015
5 Oct. 2013
5 Oct. 2013
18 Oct. 2014
18 Oct. 2014
Virginia creeper, fern, 11 Oct. 2015
Virginia creeper, fern, 11 Oct. 2015
20 Oct 2014
20 Oct 2014
18 Oct. 2014
18 Oct. 2014
blueberry bushes, 11 Oct 2015
blueberry bushes, 11 Oct 2015
19 Oct 2014
19 Oct 2014

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“In the never, still arriving, I find you
again: blue absence keeps knowledge alive,
makes of October an adjusted lens.
The days have almost no clouds left.”

— Adrienne Rich, from “Dwingelo” (1969)

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apples, 8 Oct 2013
apples, 8 Oct 2013
20 Oct 2014
20 Oct 2014
11 Oct 2015
11 Oct 2015
9 Oct 2010
9 Oct 2010
ginkgo leaves, 10 Oct 2015
ginkgo leaves, 10 Oct 2015
larch, 9 Oct 2011
larch, 9 Oct 2011

 

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“For many years, I have been moved by the blue at the far edge of what can be seen, that color of horizons, of remote mountain ranges, of anything far away. The color of that distance is the color of an emotion, the color of solitude and of desire, the color of there seen from here, the color of where you are not. And the color of where you can never go.” ― Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost

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25 Oct 2014
25 Oct 2014
27 Oct 2013
27 Oct 2013
24 Oct. 2012
24 Oct. 2012
16 Oct. 2010
16 Oct. 2010
Manchester, VT, 30 Oct 2010
Manchester, VT, 30 Oct 2010
Oct. 2009
Oct. 2009
25 Oct 2015
25 Oct 2015

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Here’s to blue horizons and blue absence, cloudless days of clarity, the lens of October that focuses on the solitude and desire of the never, still arriving.

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Thanks for checking in. Be sure to see what the other 31 Dayers are writing about.

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a sense of place(1)This project is a bit like Wallace Stevens’ poem Thirteen Ways of Looking At A Blackbird, in that I’m writing about a sense of place from vantage points that may not obviously connect with each other. I’m not going to attempt to tie them together. In the end, these 31 days of looking at a sense of place may overlap, contradict, form a whole, or collapse like a flan in a cupboard, as Eddie Izzard would say. That remains to be seen. Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

 

 

 

2 Comments on “31 Days of A Sense of Place :: Day 30 ~ Clarity of Late October and the Blue Edge

  1. Pingback: 31 Days of A Sense of Place :: Introduction | A Moveable Garden

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