Saturday, October 1, 2022

Quiet Days

 



 


 
“It was one of those sumptuous days when the world is full of autumn muskiness and tangy, crisp perfection: vivid blue sky, deep green fields, leaves in a thousand luminous hues. It is a truly astounding sight when every tree in a landscape becomes individual, when each winding back highway and plump hillside is suddenly and infinitely splashed with every sharp shade that nature can bestow - flaming scarlet, lustrous gold, throbbing vermilion, fiery orange.”

        ~ Bill Bryson



Saturday, September 24, 2022

Holding On

The arbor- trellis roses are still blooming their little hearts out.
Perfect sunny days, and mist-laden, cool nights, affording them once last chance at a flush of beauty, before the first frost appears.









'Tis the last rose of summer
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone;

No flower of her kindred,
No rosebud is nigh,
To reflect back her blushes,
To give sigh for sigh.

I'll not leave thee, thou lone one!
To pine on the stem;
Since the lovely are sleeping,
Go, sleep thou with them.

Thus kindly I scatter,
Thy leaves o'er the bed,
Where thy mates of the garden
Lie scentless and dead.

So soon may I follow,
When friendships decay,
From Love's shining circle
The gems drop away.

When true hearts lie withered
And fond ones are flown,
Oh! who would inhabit,
This bleak world alone?


The Last Rose of Summer:  Thomas Moore 1805
 

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Goodbye Sweet Summer

   " When summer gathers up her robes of glory, and like a dream of beauty glides away. "

 ~Sarah Helen Power Whitman
 
 
 
 
 
 









 

 
 




 

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Late Summer Days

These last days of Summer, a little decorating, a little gardening, a little relaxing after days of emotional sorrow.                      
Nights are drawing in fast, dark before the clock strikes seven now.
Our days are still seasonally warm, in these southern United States, giving the opportunity to finish those end of summer chores, before Old Man Winter sets in.
Leaves are beginning to gather, hummingbirds are making their way South, the rhythm of life is noticebly slowing.






Tuesday, September 13, 2022

May You Rest In Eternal Love And Peace HM Queen Elizabeth ll

A lifetime of unparalleled service and duty to the people of the United Kingdom, and its  Commonwealth.

You will be profoundly loved and missed.
Thank You Ma'am.









" May ' flights of angels sing thee to thy rest .' "

William Shakespeare, Hamlet
~ King Charles lll




Saturday, September 10, 2022

King Charles lll



Long To Reign Over Us
God Save The King

credit: Daniel Leal/ AFP via Getty images


Thursday, September 8, 2022

Thursday, September 1, 2022

September Days

 



"September days have the warmth of summer in their briefer hours,
But in their lengthening evenings a prophetic breath of autumn.
The cricket chirps in the noontide, making the most of what remains of his brief life.
The bumblebee is busy among the clover blossoms of the aftermath,
And their shrill and dreamy hum hold the outdoor world above the voices of the song birds,
Now silent or departed."-
September Days : Rowland E. Robinson, Vermont

Monday, August 29, 2022

Mother Nature's Bounty

Meadow wildflowers make me smile.
 

 
  "He who is born with a silver spoon in his mouth is generally considered a fortunate person, but his good fortune is small compared to that of the happy mortal who enters this world with a passion for flowers in his soul."
 
Celia
 
 




Wednesday, August 17, 2022

August Days

August days are here.
Schoolchildren return to classes, the days now eerily quiet.
County fairs are in full swing, fun, food and frolic.
Summer days seem noticeably shorter.
Brilliant sunsets, light up the night sky.
And the ebb and flow of seasons continue.