Saturday, August 7, 2021

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


 



  










10 comments:

Deanna said...

HAPPY AUGUST to you! Glorious pictures.
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Edna B said...

Such a beautiful description for August. Your flowers are gorgeous! You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Helen said...

Beautiful photos. Wonderful quote. The name for my female Sheltie came from Tuck Everlasting. Her sire was Lasting Impression and my other dog's name was Tucker so my niece suggested Ceilidh Everlasting. And she is forever in my heart.

Heritage Hall said...

A virtual flower-filled, green-thumbed paradise...a balm to the sight and spirit. Thank you for doing and sharing.

Belinda said...

A beautiful poem followed by such lovely photos. Thank you for sharing.

Kim said...

Lovely quote and pics! A good description of the first week in August.

Lowcarb team member said...

I always enjoy stopping by your blog, your photographs are a delight to see.
What a wonderful colour sky in your last photograph.

All the best Jan

The Great Ethan Allen said...

Love those Morning glories. Deep blue. The wild (Blue ones) ones are out here in Iowa now. Wish they could grow around our house.

Yvonne said...

Maybe the first week in August is that way somewhere, but not here. Love all your photos, especially the petunias.

Bernideen said...

Lovely Morning Glories!