Peculiar Fall Is Peculiar

Good Monday Morning to You!

Oh, who am I kidding? Five ‘clock got me yawnin like whoa. As did six and seven and eight. It’s going to be another busy week.

I had a wonderful weekend and hope you all did, too. Mine was slow-paced and restorative. This time of year, I usually spend weekends south of the city or at the very least in local woods, but we haven’t had a warm and sunny weekend yet this season.


peculiar leaf wants to be noticed

Will there be sunny days in this autumn? Perhaps it’s a peculiar kind of fall. Perhaps it just isn’t meant to be.
“… turn, turn, turn …”

Before I go out into the world to do my day, I thought I’d share with you my own aspirations for this week: May we find joys in the peculiar.

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42 Responses to Peculiar Fall Is Peculiar

  1. Norm 2.0 says:

    It was nasty-ass below-freezing cold here this weekend. Kept the wood stove stoked and hey, it was a good excuse to snuggle up in front of the fire. Have a great week!

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  2. Benson says:

    Sage advice my friend. I live to greet the Peculiar.

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  3. loisajay says:

    ‘Joys in the peculiar’–I love that. Have a great week, Joey.

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  4. Turn and face the strange.

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  5. Dan Antion says:

    Given that we have interviews scheduled for a position open in our department, I hope you don’t mind that I’m hoping for very little that is peculiar.

    That said, I hope you find joy.

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  6. May we find joys in the peculiar. I like that. Have always loved the word. Some expectancy there, yes? Thank you.

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  7. Luanne says:

    He’s only peculiar because he’s not like the others. [break to check out dictionary] “Strange or odd, unusual.” Uh ok. But maybe that leaf is more spectacular than the rest. The peculiar, of course, is joy to the poet. Thanks for bringing our attention to the peculiar, even if it is spectacular.

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  8. I love the peculiar! We have got a cold snap over here at the moment but I am still sat here sweating my head off! Snow is even threatened for the weekend so that will bugger everything up as the whole country will be at a standstill if it does snow! 🙂

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  9. bikerchick57 says:

    We had a beautiful start to fall, but it became cold and icky about three weeks ago. Saw my first snow this past week. It warmed up a bit yesterday. Not sure how this fall is going to translate into what to expect for winter.

    I put breakfast sausage on my kale salad. It was weirdly good with the kale, dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds.

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    • joey says:

      Our weather shares your weather’s timeline and pattern, but of course, your temperatures are almost always lower. I share your wariness of what the winter will bring. I never did see a wooly worm this year…

      Sausage and kale reminds me of zuppa Toscana 😛 I think your salad sounds delightful! Lil crisp, lil crunch, but of spice and tart!

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  10. Carrie Rubin says:

    “slow-paced and restorative”—Just as all weekends should be!

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  11. Story of my life…finding joy in the peculiar. I love them all.

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  12. JT Twissel says:

    Your post is such a lovely way to start the day!

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  13. I have this rock. It’s called hackmanite. (Get moo to look it up.) It has a special, some might say a peculiar quality called tenebrescence. That is, in this case, under UV light, such as that from the sun, the white rock turns a purple/fuchsia colour. Razzle-dazzle, baby!

    Well then. We got a request for a picture of same razzle-dazzle and do you think the sun would shine? It would not. It has not. For well over two weeks!!

    On with the week!

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  14. I like finding joy in the peculiar, which is why I always enjoyed participating in the Oddball Photo Challenge. I like your leaf shot and I’m happy to read you had a good weekend. I worked and came down with a cold or some such twaddle this weekend. Have to shake it before heading to Philly for an extra-long weekend.


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  15. I think we are planning to have a short autumn and jump toward winter. My fingers are crossed that winter decides to take her time showing her frigid face.That was an interesting leaf find.It looks like it finally came out of hiding from beneath the crowd. 🙂

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    • joey says:

      There was another one, a holey aspen leaf, but it didn’t have the magnitude of contrast.
      I like the weather we’ve got now. It’s 30s and 40s and damp 🙂 I’ll wish you a mild winter.

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  16. Prajakta says:

    Peculiar is always good! I hear it has started getting really cold out there?

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  17. Ally Bean says:

    I’m a day late here, but I’ve unknowingly adopted your aspiration for the week. Most peculiar, most joyful. Ever onward.

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  18. marianallen says:

    If I didn’t find joy in the peculiar, I’d be sad, indeed. Today, I saw a young man running across an intersection JUST LIKE I RUN in high heels. I’m thinking bone spurs, that make running heel-down-first hurt. But it sure looked joyously peculiar. Which I do, too, when I run, especially in high heels.


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