subtle changes

the farm in the clouds

“the air is different today
the wind sings with a new tone
sighing of changes

a hint

aging gracefully

the harvest gathered
a flower, a nut
some mead, and bread
a candle and a prayer
returning the fruits
in thanksgiving
to the grove
and receiving
it’s blessing

–  Alban Elfed

Mr. Gold

grasshopper days

late summer

“August rushes by like desert rainfall,
A flood of frenzied upheaval,
But still catching me unprepared.
Like a matchflame
Bursting on the scene,
Heat and haze of crimson sunsets.
Like a dream
Of moon and dark barely recalled,
A moment,
Shadows caught in a blink.
Like a quick kiss;
One wishes for more
But it suddenly turns to leave,
Dragging summer away.”

– Elizabeth Maua Taylor

august meadow

36 thoughts on “subtle changes

  1. You’ve surely caught the glimpses of summer’s end approaching. What a short season it seems. Then again you have all that color yet to look forward to. Something we see little of around here.

    1. I find that by the end of each season, I’m ready to move on. I only wish that our winters weren’t quite as long! I’m hoping to be able to capture a lot of fall foliage for you!

      1. That’s probably one of the top things I miss from our seasons out here… the fall foliage. We have a bit of color here and there, but nothing like New England.

  2. Things are definitely changing, and here in NY, pretty quickly.
    Mornings only in the mid-high 40’s. Hopefully this is just temporary, and does not signal the end of summer already.
    These are beautiful photographs, Susan, especially the last one.

    1. Yes, we’ve had some cool mornings here too although not that cold! I’m currently loving these bright, clear, dry days. The weather has been spectacular lately! Thanks so much Lisa, hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!

  3. how is it I’m the first to comment? ” a candle and a prayer ”
    Love these images but am personally smitten with that first black and white field

  4. I would say, “Say it ain’t so!” but you make it more than bearable. End of summer can be sad, but it is very beautiful. That acorn – what a nice image! And I love the last one; it looks great as a header. The Goldfinch, the Echinacea, the B&W landscape – they’re all so good!

    1. Thank you! I had a good summer but I think I’m ready for a change now. I love the change of seasons…I just wish winter didn’t last so long here!

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