come in

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By courtesy of the light
we have the beautiful shadows.
Because the trees darken
the ground, shade-lovers thrive.
To one who stands outside,
the woods is a wall of leaves
impassable by sight, passable
by foot or wing. Come in
and walk among the shades.

~ Wendell Berry

the light in August

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I’m suddenly struck by how quickly time is passing and here we are in the last few weeks of August already. With that in mind, I’ve decided to change things up around here. For the rest of the month, I will post a photo a day (excluding weekends). There may be some words, there may not be (sometimes I prefer to let the photo tell the story). I’m also shutting the comments off for this period but will resume regular posting in September. My thought is that we all want to enjoy what’s left of our summer…and August has some pretty incredible light.

 Go catch it!

the hummer and the hawk

on the stump-

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hawkeye-

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Two of our backyard creatures
one in the front yard, the other in the back
both so different
yet both magnificent
both keep a watchful eye on me while I weed the gardens
one is just a bit more intimidating than the other  🙂

home

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an apron full

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The places we escape to, are often right here at home

I’ve been scarce here lately. Both of my sons came home for a visit and we enjoyed some much needed family time. And since it’s summer, like many of you, I have been spending a lot of time outdoors. In fact, most sunny mornings I take my laptop out on our deck and do all my photo editing. I now have a new little assistant..

taking a snack break..

Meet Cheeky…she works for peanuts
and sunflower seeds.

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and thanks to my sons, Cheeky is enjoying the good life..

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“We goin’ ridin’ on the freeway of love
Wind’s against our back
We goin’ ridin’ on the freeway of love
In my pink Cadillac”

Looking forward to catching up with everyone this week.

I love this day

GOOD

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fade to night

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We feel nostalgic, we dwell in the memories of the past, we talk about how great those days were and how we would do anything to just go back in time and live those days again..

Perhaps we fail to realize the fact that tomorrow we will say the same things about today, about the days we are living in now, about the emotions we are feeling now, about the time we are spending now..

I love this day. I love this weird feeling I feel today. I belong here.”
~ Sanhita Baruah