Blushing hot Maple

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Blushing hot Maple
Yearly menopausal flush
In winters cold face.

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About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home with my husband, my son and a collection of cats and dogs. I am forever snapping shots of things which catch my eye. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist, and run the Maggies Highlands Cancer Centre, in Inverness, Scotland.
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46 Responses to Blushing hot Maple

  1. Leya says:

    Lovely wickedness of yours…I had never thought of this before – it’s so perfect! And – we’ve got tickets now for the Tattoo on the Saturday in August. Hopefully the Sunday will be ours?!

    • Wonderful….which date and I’ll book it for a dog walk and some yummy food 🙂

      • Leya says:

        Tattoo Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 free! The tattoo late in the evening (10pm?), so Saturday is a possibility if it would suit you better. Would be lovely – but don’t take too much trouble now…meeting you all is the best!

  2. Suzanne says:

    🙂 – I like the imagery of your haiku

  3. poppytump says:

    Maybe it’s good to have the glow over and done with once a year Seonaid I like the sound of youthful beauty returning too … what a show and so attractive 😉
    Gorgeous .

  4. Robin says:

    LOL!! I love this. The image is gorgeous, and the haiku is perfect. 🙂

  5. gwynnrogers says:

    I’m laughing!! I SOOOOO can relate to the menopausal glow! As always this is a fabulous post and gorgeous picture. I would love your email address so I can forward some pictures and a couple of blogs of this area. You would see the similarities of where we live.

  6. “yearly menopausal flush” – that sounds a bit scary to those of us who hope they are a symptom of the past. But I am sure the tree doesn’t mind 🙂

  7. Esther says:

    LOL!
    Your witty words were the first thing I opened this morning.
    Perfect way to start the day…with a smile on my face and a hot cup of tea in my hand!

  8. icelandpenny says:

    Brilliant imagery! (Oh, and, quite a brilliant — literally — photo as well.)

  9. pommepal says:

    That is very clever. I will look at all those beautiful leaves, of a certain age and colour, and smile a secret smile…

  10. LB says:

    A haiku to make me smile this morning!

  11. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Being (post?) menopausal I absolutely love this metaphor 😉

  12. Rachael Charmley says:

    A wicked and beautIful sense of humour ❤

  13. 😀 Hot stuff! Beautiful post.

  14. Now I’m going to laugh when I see fall leaves on trees. 🙂

  15. ladyfi says:

    If only all menopauses were this beautiful!

  16. Beautiful image, Seonaid, and your haiku made me smile. 🙂

  17. Amy says:

    Yearly menopausal flush 😀 Beautiful flush! 🙂

  18. I have yet to go through menopause so I can’t speak on that (got 7 more years hopefully), but I can say this photo is really beautiful. I love the colors of fall.

    • Oh me too…..don’t know how long to go, but I loved the idea of the year, and perhaps the trees as ageing ladies, winter will surely be crone hood and post menopausal!!…..but hey every Spring they are reborn into youthful beauty 🙂

  19. Don’t ever, ever, tell Joanna I said this … but she’ll appreciate the metaphor! I’m envious that you still have leaves clinging to the trees! Although we’re experiencing something of a thaw here … 11F (-12C) last week and nearly 70F (21C) here today! I don’t like the fluctuations .. at this point I wish it would get cold and stay cold for a bit. D

    • The photos is actually a few weeks old David…..we are down to the last few yellow leaves clinging bravely on…..next big breeze and it will all be over for another year. Back to bare branches!
      Can’t believe that dramatic temp fluctuation….that would be very disorientating!

      • I can see, out of my peripheral vision, the little red warning lights blinking on our weather radio. The alert is for a ‘Winter Storm Warning,’ from 3AM this morning until sometime tomorrow afternoon. We are hosting Thanksgiving here at the farm and have several folks driving from long distance. I hope they arrive safely. I’m already missing summer … something powerful! D

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