How writers see Autumn

The Writer’s Quote Wednesday (#WQW) challenge has the theme of “Fall or Autumn” and Priorhouse is hosting this week.

What is #WQW?

  • #WQW is a blog challenge that invites bloggers to share a post that has at least one quote. 
  • Your blog post could feature photos and quotes, have gifs or a meme, it could have a short story, a poem, etc.
  • Once your post is published, Link to this post or to Marsha’s recent #WQW post here.

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To me, the fall season is the best of all seasons as it heralds the end of a very long and very hot summer. In our part of the world, our summers are almost 8 months long, leaving just 4 months for the rest of the three seasons. I love when the weather changes and the sunlight becomes paler and less punishing. The leaves start to change color and we finally feel able to exist without air conditioning.

The colors of fall

Evoke the spirit of a poet in me

Making me more aware of the beauty

That this season brings in everything around me

So like the famed poets, I too want to write odes

To this season of color and change

Have you experienced the shower of golden leaves

Falling like raindrops when the wind blows through the trees

It feels like the heavens are blessing us with a priceless treasure

Perhaps to reward us for enduring the harsh summer

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Written for WQW- fall, hosted this week by Priorhouse

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Seeing Things

September 14: Senses: Sight

Many people cannot see what’s right in front of their eyes.

The gift of vision is indeed a great gift. Vision is when you see beyond what is visible. Vision is when you see the possibilities in a given situation. Not everyone can be a great visionary, but with thought and contemplation, we can develop the gift of envisioning possibilities in the obvious.

I host a weekly challenge, What do you see!

When I read the responses from many different bloggers, this saying makes perfect sense to me. Looking at the same image, everyone sees something different. How we think, and how we perceive makes all the difference in what we see!

Observe

Look and see

Perceive and evaluate

Make a judgment

Put your own spin on it

Own it with pride

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Written for WQW # 35 – Sight, hosted by Marsha

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Eating healthy= Respecting your body

September 7: Food: Healthy Snacks

Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays (a Photo or Writing Challenge)

We all own ourself this duty;

To keep our bodies healthy!

What we put in our bodies is what makes us; Strong and healthy or sick and weak. Who says a healthy diet has to be boring or not tasty.

Try food combinations that can give you the maximum advantage and yet are tasty and appetizing.

Eating white meat, especially fish is healthy, adopt this habit

Shun red meat and organ meat as it will make you sick

Add fresh and green vegetables to your diet in oodles

Grain and lentils are good to keep hunger at bay

Don’t use too much white food like flour-based pasta, sugar, or salt

Fresh fruits fulfill the requirement of vitamins and minerals

Staying healthy is very much a choice and so is choosing an unhealthy diet

It is your only body: look after it for there isn’t a replacement

Healthy eating is often associated with food that is considered not appetizing. But many healthy snacks are yummy too.

Nuts, and nut butter, but do make sure they don’t contain corn syrup.

Cheese and yogurt are rich in calcium and proteins and make great snacks.

Fresh fruit like apples, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries all are great healthy snacks.

Dried fruits like cranberries, figs, and peaches, or fruit chips like banana chips, and apple chips are good to eat and satisfy hunger too.

Cucumber or carrot sticks dipped in yogurt dressing are a savoy alternative when hungry.

Potatoes, boiled, mashed, or baked are perfectly healthy options too. Just hold the butter or sour cream.

Suffice to say, we can always make healthy eating choices, provided we have the will and knowledge to do so. So go on, treat your body to some good food.

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Written for;WQW #34: Eating Your Way to Good Health, hosted by Marsha

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That path- One liner

I’m combining Cranny’s image from One Minute Fiction with my one Liner again!

“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations, don’t quit”

A pavement broken in places shows it’s well traveled. Follow it to reach your destination.

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Written for Linda’s One Liner Wednesday, also included Cranny’s 1 Min Fiction

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One Liner- Sunrise

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Image credit; Cranny

Today I’m using this brilliant image from Cranny in my one Liner post.

HEARTWORK

Each day is born with a sunrise
and ends in a sunset, the same way we
open our eyes to see the light, 
and close them to hear the dark.
You have no control over
how your story begins or ends.
But by now, you should know that
all things have an ending.
Every spark returns to darkness.
Every sound returns to silence.
And every flower returns to sleep
with the earth.
The journey of the sun
and moon is predictable.
But yours, 
is your ultimate
ART.

Suzy Kassem

In response to Linda’s One Liner Wednesday

Written for One Minute Fiction, hosted by Cranny

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Traveling by car

August 24: Travel/Transportation: Cars or Trucks

Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays (a Photo or Writing Challenge)

It doesn’t really matter what is the size of your car! As long as it can take you from start to finish in comfort and without breaking down.

Always be in charge 

Don’t let someone else

Influence the way you live

Or drive (it’s the same thing)

I couldn’t repair your brakes so I made your horn louder”

I loved the Pixar movie, “Cars” since I watched it that first time with my grandson who was I think around 3. We then used to watch it every day for months but I never got tired of it. It had wonderful life lessons to teach us. And “Mater” was the best friend McQueen could have. A bit goofy but wise in his goofiness and loyal. This quote from him is what really matters, if the brakes won’t be able to stop you in time, you can honk loudly to let others know you’re coming!

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Written for;WQW #32: Transportation: Cars and Trucks, hosted by Marsha

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From the peak

August 17: Earth: Mountains, Rocks

Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays (a Photo or Writing Challenge)

Mountains, Majestic 

Dominating, Landscape

Permanent and Challenging

Asking us to dare to conquer them

Just to stand on the top and see


How the world looks like from up there!



Man always is intrigued by a challenge

Wants to show himself that he has it

The guts and chutzpah to overcome it

But in reality the only mountain he has to conquer

Is the one that’s inside of him all along!

A wish and a prayer for us all.

May we all overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of our success. Amen

Written for;WQW #31: Mountains – Nature’s Peace, hosted by Marsha

Also included; MLMM- Sunday confessionals- Quotes

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