Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Indian summer – a Farewell

Summer wanes… Summer dwindles away...
Summer sings a final hymn and paints the sky with brilliant flair...

Summer is a hopping rabbit getting ready for winter And a wee baby turtle dreaming on the last magical leaf Indian summer of the shadowy fields, lyric nights and enchanted gardens full of singing…

I am ready. My heart embraces the hope of autumn. I walk on the garden and wait for the falling leaf.

October's enchantment swirls around me… like a grasshopper’s horn I hear it; high in the maples its voices ring. I am a dancing leaf, a locust slowly grinding the silence, under a moon waning and broken, and tired with summer.

Over my soul October murmurs its mute benediction, while I gaze at a garden so ready to sleep. Welcome October!

This is what my garden looks like these last few days of summer. The last roses of the seasons are still in bloom. It is an amazing world. The garden is particularly enchanting. It is an absolutely glorious Indian summer and the leaves are still in their green splendor around here. It takes my breath away. It is like a continual song... Sitting here on my back porch as I always do, I think how good it is to find myself in such a beautiful space, early in the morning, before breakfast, the sky turns magically enchanting; perfectly clear and brilliant orange and, above that, bright blue with a little half-moon (pics above at dusk). It is a transporting sight, absolutely beautiful. It is exciting. It is a wonderful way to start the day with that orange sky and that luminous garden around me as if I were wrapped in the sight of nature....

19 comments:

  1. Your blog is food for the soul. I love the way you express things in words. Your home and garden are like a piece of paradise.

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  2. Oh how beautiful.
    The sun. And the flowers in the last breath of summer.
    Peaceful. Waiting for a winter sleep. Resting for another spring to come.

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  3. HELLO,

    YOUR GARDEN IS BEAUTIFUL AND MAGICAL :)

    XOX~MARI

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  4. Yes, you are SO RIGHT...we here in SouthEast Texas...were in the 50's this AM...my furnace came on for the first time since March...BRRrrrr.
    We will have more summer/fall tho before all is said and done, it history repeats itself here.

    Hope you do the same where you are.

    Do NOT like Winter anymore.


    Rose

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  5. I am glad to welcome Fall to our garden. The Summers here in Southern Ca. can be harsh on our roses. Thanks for sharing....Julian

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  6. Dear Cielo:-)*

    You garden is enchanted place and always SO incredibly much invited...
    All those colours of you roses and softly sunshining makes me calm,relax,just a bit nostlagic about the summer...but thereis still a Beauty in you world,my dear,dear friend,just wonderful,fabulous Beauty:-)))*

    Love,
    ***Violetta***

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  7. Beautiful photos Cielo! Although this is a very special time of year it puts me in a broody sort of mood. It's as if the veil between the past and the present is very thin and thoughts of bygone times are suddenly crystal clear once more!
    Have a lovely day....
    Tina xo

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  8. I have been a follower for only a short time, but I have to say it is one of my very favorites. beautiful way to start my day. be well.

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  9. Your garden is a place of romantic vignettes, and my favorite is the pretty table in the first photos. Completely charming, and my ceramic garden bunny wants to meet your rabbit :)

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  10. ....to everything there is a season...
    This is what your lovely post said to me.
    Your garden is just so beautiful, I love looking at your photos of it.
    I also admire your beautiful tea cups! They really are pretty in your setting.
    Thank you so much for sharing your joy for life with us.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  11. Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous garden! Lovely!~Hugs, Patti

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  12. Your words and pictures flow together beautifully. Lovely post- Diana

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  13. QUE HERMOZO CAPTURASTE LA LUNA QUERIDA CIELO ,LAS LUNAS DE OCTUBRE SON LAS MAS ROMANTICAS DE EL ANO .TE DESEO QUE EL VERANO PERMANESCA CONTIGO POR SIEMPRE,BENDICIONES

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  14. Hi Cielo,

    Beautiful words and pictures. Your garden still is a joy to the eye!

    Happy wednesday & lieve groet,

    Madelief

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  15. Hi Cielo,
    Such a Lovely post:)!.
    I love fall its a beautiful time of year for me.
    Its o.k. for the flowers to sleep,because when they awake they are full of life and beauty just like all God's creatures.
    Have a sweet day and hugs~Elizabeth

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  16. Thank you for carrying us with you as you appreciate your lovely surroundings, one bloom or moon at a time! You remind us to see and enjoy all that surrounds each of us.

    Hugs!

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  17. Hi Cielo,
    Your garden is still so enchanting!I enjoyed my visit as always.

    Carolyn

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  18. So glad to have found your blog today. What a beautiful garden you have. I especially love the roses.

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