Saturday, August 1, 2020

August Days

The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color. Often at night there is lightning, but it quivers all alone. "

~Natalie BabbittTuck Everlasting


 



  










18 comments:

DJan said...

Incredible pictures. That cloud with the silver lining is stunning. Holding you in my heart, dear Jo.

Susie said...

Summer is in full bloom at your house Jo. I loved seeing all the flowers. You always post the perfect quip for us. Blessings to you my friend, xoxo, Susie

Anita said...

Beautiful photes!Imust say you live in a wonderful place :))

Lori said...

I hope this new month brings you peace. The pictures are all beautiful.

Gina said...

Dear Jo,
I can't decide which flower is my favorite. Is it the Hibiscus or is the Morning Glory. I think that I see a large group of Queen Ann's Lace behind the fence. It must be stunning when it is in full bloom. Love all the green.

Heritage Hall said...

Babbitt certainly had a way with words...what a perfect description of the highpoint come August. The photo are so lovely and brighten the day... Welcome back... hope the pause did you well...

Nellie said...

What amazing pictures! Sending you special hugs!

Edna B said...

I have to agree, Natalie Babbitt described August perfectly. I've said this before, but your plants are simply gorgeous. You have a peaceful day, hugs, Edna B.

Dianne said...

oh, how lovely.

Kathy said...

I so enjoyed reading "Tuck Everlasting" but it was a long time ago. I think it deserves another reading. As usual your pictures are gorgeous. What a beautiful place you live in.

Henny Penny said...

That is the perfect description of August. Your pictures are simply beautiful. I have a little morning glory vine with a few blooms. Every time I look at it I think about you and how beautiful your blue morning glories are. Sure think about you a lot Jo.

L. D. said...

You take wonderful shots of your flowers. I like them all. I didn'tget any morning glories going and they have not come up voluntarily. The petunia colors are so great. I like you row to white fence. It looks great there. I may have to steal the idea with a smaller creation. I know you have fought the deer all the way but you did win the battle with a lot of them.

Divers and Sundry said...

I love your quote! August came to us disguised as Autumn, with a high in the 70s and rain lol So unexpected after the heat we had in July.

I love your photos, and some make a real connection with me as I have the orange daylilies (though mine have quit blooming for this year) and there's a wheel like that on my patio (a fond relic from my childhood). You got a gorgeous sky photo to close with.

Sandi said...

Gorgeous! The blue flowers are almost impossibly bright.

Nancy said...

Lovely photos! You do have a way to capture beauty.

Glad to have you back.

Nancy

The Great Ethan Allen said...

The blue flowers are fantastic! Are they Morning glories or some other type of vine? Wonderful sunsets there in Tennessee.

It's.a.crazy.world said...

Such lovely photos. One of my favorites is the morning glory, the richness of the blue takes my breath away.

Marcheline said...

Great photos, and what a spot-on description of August, eh? August: When you drape yourself over furniture in front of a fan, and it's still not enough to get you cool!

I used to get morning glories coming up volunteer every year, but have not seen a single one this year. I miss their little purple faces!