Thursday, August 12, 2010

Do you feel it...

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Do you feel summer slipping through your fingers...
Butterflies are cocooning already, their final dance into history.

The coneflowers are all but seed heads,
they're glory left to the nuthatch, who are gladly harvesting
nutrition for the winter.

Sunflowers are no longer beautiful beams of sunlight,
harvested by squirrels and every avian migrant on the scene...

Soon I'll be making the winter 'Fireside' candles...
the slight scent of the fireplace
with notes of a man's cologne
suggesting a hint of Winter and cozy firesides.

Then it will be here...Autumn...
Summer vanquished,
the calm settles in
and again we await...the Spring...
SIGH!!!

10 comments:

Golden West said...

So true, autumn is right around the corner - we can feel it in the morning air already.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Sharon, just stopping by to say "Hey", and smell those wonderful "fireside" candles, love the rustic look of them. Great photos as always! I know you have long hard winters, but I'm so looking forward to fall, which is always gorgeous in your neck of the woods!
xo,
Debra

T said...

Beautiful photos! Yes, I feel as though summer is slipping away too quickly. I can smell the candles.

Anita said...

Sharon- I DO feel it- and with this heat- I am READY!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Love the rusty cans! And the smell sounds tasty (Hahaha-ah..sometimes I crack me up..) Anyway..I thought I felt the slimmest hint of autumn this morning on our walk...soon we'll be complaining about the COLD!

angelandspot said...

I'm ready for the cooler air of autumn and the colors of autumn. I am so looking forward to taking a drive down some back country road somewhere and taking some photos of the trees, barns, ect. in all their autumn slendor.

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

Just LoVe that AUGUST SUNFLOWER!*!*! Haven't given up on a Muscatine/Kalona Visit - EARLY FALL - the Summer was just tooooooo hot & busy!!! Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Lori R. said...

I am so ready to get the heat out of here and I love fall, so bring it on!!!! Love the fireside candles...
Looks like more rain this morning, but glad this isn't all snow in the winter. If one inch of rain equals 10 inches of snow,,, whew... we would never be able to dig out!!!

Rusty said...

True, may of the local birds seem to have left. Only one flock of cardinals seem to be hanging around. The local raccoons are all fat and sassy - ready for anything, it seems. The baby coonies are all almost full grown now. One huge cecropia moth observed the other night - a sure sign of the coming fall. ATB!

smultrans said...

Love the photo whit 2 butterflies, it was so beautiful, amassing. Really good photos all of them but like I said the photo whit 2 butterflies is my favorite. Keep going, all photos you take is good and beautiful