Friday, July 31, 2009

SUMMERTIME, SUMMERTIME


These are the slow, broad days of summer here on the north shore. The corn is high, the tomatoes are ripening in the fields, and the mailbox is filling up with back-to-school flyers. Time, I remind myself, to slow down and watch the days, the hours even, slip by. There's always something happening. The fast-flying clouds make solumbra - patterns on the water - and the red maples spread their heavy shade. Below, on a more overcast day, a young man fishes for sport, while off towards the Pelee Peninsula, a commercial boat fishes for a living, and I stand barefoot on the weathered wood of the patio. We all are keeping watch.

11 comments:

Cloudia said...

Your choice words hang like perfectly ripened fruit of late Summer!!
The pics are popsicles ;-)
Aloha-

Comfort Spiral

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful words, marvelous photos! Doesn't get any better than this, Deborah! And, yes, I find myself doing similar things, enjoying the sunshine on our deck, walking along the beach, watching the water, watching, watching and drinking in the beauty. Have a lovely weekend.

Sylvia

bobbie said...

Both lovely photos. Your patio looks like a wonderful place to spend a summer day.

Ruth said...

Perfect summer description.I'd love to see the Leamington fields at this time of year and buy fresh produce.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Can you believe that it is AUGUST now, Deb????? (At least tomorrow will be.) What has happened to July????? Mercy!!!!

Summer comes and summer goes. Unbelievable... Love your pictures of the lake. I could sit out there forever....

Hugs,
Betsy

Quiet Paths said...

Thank you for the sweet reminder to stop and take a deep breath of summer.

Lin said...

would love to join you on your patio...seems like the days of summer are moving swiftly by

Dianne said...

beautiful scenery!! how fantastic to be able to watch from such a perfect vantage point

Sue said...

How beautiful and peaceful. I miss the days of August as "summer" -- in my current job (as of the last 13 years), we go back to work full time the first week in August, starting with in-service days, then registration, and then classes actually start at the middle of August. What a waste of good summer time.

Rose said...

Wish I had my salsa done and was sitting there now! Very inviting shot to these tired old bones!

Dee said...

This was wonderful- I too see the days slip by so quickly and I try and savor the moments I can spend outdoors each day.