Tuesday, July 14, 2009

GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT


The wheel of summer turns slowly but inexorably. Corn in the fields is now waist high, the second brood of several species of birds is close to fledging, and the lake is busy with crafts of all kinds: elegant gliding sailboats and zippy PWCs, inboards and outboards, putt-putt fishing boats cranking out their nets. Meanwhile the sun has been slowly, inexorably moving, too. Where once it dipped behind the finials of my neighbors' porch, it now sets in the corner of my own, and turns the glass candle holders on the table to colors they've not displayed since they were molten. Peace reigns over the lake at evening. Purple Martins swoop after lacewings in mid-air, their vesper-song mingling with the muted laughter of children splashing in the shallows further down the shore. The fragrant smoke of a backyard bonfire drifts lazily by, and the last rays of fading sunset gutter out.

14 comments:

Geraldine said...

What a lovely tribute to summer Deborah! Ive been thinking how quickly it passes, too.

Hugs, G

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Deb, You are a fabulous writer. You ought to publish some of your thoughts, poems, etc.

This is a wonderful tribute to summer. Just think---as quickly as time is flying by, we'll be talking about autumn soon. Yipes!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Rose said...

Lovely, Deb....I can smell the woodsmoke now. Kind of sad to think that the days are growing shorther, though.

Sylvia K said...

You do have such a beautiful way of expressing yourself and this is such a lovely tribute to our lovely late summer! We're having the same here and it's marvelous! Thanks for the beauty, Deborah!

Lin said...

you are writing lovely poetry...to go with your photos.

Lorac said...

It is lovely there! so great to be on the lake.

Cloudia said...

Sounds delightful!!!!
Aloha to another beautiful place & person named Deborah ;-)

Comfort Spiral

Cloudia said...

Looks delightful too!

bobbie said...

Beautiful words! You paint such a lovely picture.

Dianne said...

I saw back to school ads today!!

the light in your photo is amazing

magiceye said...

gorgeous

jinksy said...

The amber, honey, toffee apple tones in this photo are good enough to eat!

Quiet Paths said...

Gorgeous words encouraging us all to savor the moment.

Sue said...

a big warm sigh of summer.