Friday, August 19, 2011

Summer's end


why must the August summer
rush

with days that tumble
into long shadows
of afternoons
evening dew
and harvested gardens

oh dear august

i do not want to lift the latch
that releases you
into september’s
embrace

: : :



76 comments:

Fabiana ~ Ciao Newport Beach said...

Beautiful picture and poem!

Hope you have a great weekend and stop by my blog too, if you get a chance!

ciao!

S. Etole said...

What you've written is perfect to describe the season.

Jillsy Girl said...

neither do I!

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Wonderful photo there! It has a Norman Rockwell feel to it...at least to me it does. Very nice.

Ashley Sisk said...

WOW that is gorgeous.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Perfectly expressed in words and image!!

Ginny said...

Is that a painting or a photo? Did you take it? It reminds me of the fifties, maybe Norman Rockwell, I love the colors and the feel of it. And I totally agree with the poem! Did you write the poem?? It is amazing!!!

Lois Evensen said...

Lovely words and image to fit the calendar and feelings we are feeling.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Beautiful- and so west Michigan too!

Saun said...

This is beautiful - love the poem

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Gorgeous processing on that shot Reena!

Ann said...

that picture is awesome and I love the poem

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Great poem, great image.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Ah, but that IS West Michigan... it's the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, but we call all that section West Michigan (west side of the state)

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

Great post!! A touching poem and a nostalgic photograph to go along with it!!

Come down here and you won't have to say goodbye to summer! We've still got a lot more of it to endure!! :)

Hilary said...

It's how I always feel at this time of the season. Only I whine and mope about it and you say it beautifully.. with words and photographically.

forgetmenot said...

Reena, Outstanding photo to go along with that outstanding verse. Wow, I loved both. You "questioned" August in such a polite, poetic way--lovely. Have a nice weekend. Mickie :)

Sylvia K said...

This looks like a painting, Reena! It is breathtaking and, of course, the perfect words! Always a delight to visit your blog! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Fabulous image Reena! Seems not many North Americans look forward to winter.

JAGDISH BALI said...

Time is fleeting and so the life.

Evelyn S. said...

Fabulous poem! I'm going to share it with my sister, who writes poetry fairly often, too. Beautiful photo and words, Reena!

Barb said...

What an amazing photo and amazing processing! I'm hanging onto August too . . .

ladyfi said...

My thoughts exactly! Lovely poem to go with that fabulous shot!

Michael Offutt said...

The end of summer always leaves me sad. Your picture really puts that into perspective.

Kathy said...

And I am soooo ready to kiss this August goodbye. Too hot, too dry, too long! Beautiful photo though!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful photo and a lovely poem. I am not really ready to let go of summer yet. I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Sérgio Pontes said...

Exactily, why must summer end?

Madi and Mom said...

What a beautiful photo!!

Yes summer is coming to an end.
The mornings are darker when we get up, the hummers are ravenous (I have two feeders out now) as they prepare for the trek south.
Happy Weekend,
Madi and Mom

Birdman said...

Love your image today. It does remind me that summers' days are running out. boo hoo!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

This was a lovely post.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Ahhhh...those last days of summer vacation! ♥

Rosemary Aubut said...

Gorgeous photo! Did you use your new app???

Dyche Designs said...

That image is stunning.

christinemyoung said...

You have captured so exquisitely how I feel about August. Your words and the heighten photo open my heart :)

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous!

Mark said...

It seems like last week I was waiting for summer. Where did it go?
Beautiful photo

bekahjane said...

oh that photo is so serene. very nice.

EG Wow said...

AH, bu the memories! And this is a fabulous photo@

Barb said...

Your poem expresses exactly how I feel! That photo has a dreamy quality I really like. Goodbye to summer, I guess.

Friko said...

Altogether now: Me neither.

You've taken the words right out of my mouth.

Louise said...

That was beautiful. There is a passing sadness as each season moves into the next. Then, we turn and face forward, to find the glories of the season that we are about to embrace.

Debi@7Gates said...

This just sort of makes me want to slow..........down.

bon bon said...

no! don't jinx it!
ha!!!

Cozy Little House said...

Your images just enthrall me! And these words are precious.
Brenda

dona said...

Your photo is truly gorgeous!
I'm your follower since yesterday. :)

Bob Bushell said...

Yes it's going, going, going gone.

Claudia said...

You took the words right out of my mouth. But you wrote them so beautifully, I don't think I could have captured that feeling as well!

xo
Claudia

biebkriebels said...

Summer is not over yet here, it has come back as a matter of fact after rainy days.

Evelyn said...

A beautiful image ~ autumn is rapidly approaching here in the UK !!

Dianne said...

Delightful Reena - makes me want to take off my shoes and feel the sand squishing between my toes!

Catherine said...

My thoughts exactly!!!
xo Catherine

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Sad really. I'm verklempt. ;)

Jennifer RIchardson said...

it's like the sweetest coals
of summer just before they burn out
...the richest colors saved for
the last.
-Jennifer

Cheryl said...

Love how you worked with that photo to perfection. That poem? Too true.

Tammy said...

How very nice :)

Lucky you to be able to spend so much time at the beach :)

Liza said...

Perfect.

beth said...

me either....i love you september, but not yet....xoxo

Marcie said...

So beautiful - all of it. I - too - don't want summer to end...:-(!

Barbara Shallue said...

beautiful capture of summer's end!

Country Girl said...

So this is what everyone is talking about. This is really stunning. I love your processing here, Reena.

Lovely poem, too ~

Fjällripan said...

Beautiful!!

justine said...

wow what an amazing shot, love the processing on this and I love the poem, my sentiments totally!

Fotokarusellen said...

Beautiful words and a wonderful picture. Bravo!

A nice week to you.

Daryl said...

ok .. truly incredible .. what's the app called again?

Cassy said...

You're very poetic.

Cassy from Learn Electric Guitar

bobbybegood1 said...

Delightful pic. I agree wholeheartedly. Fall will soon be upon us. Then Old Man Winter - ah, am I sounding a bit downcast? Not at all. All seasons have to be admired. Cheers renna!!

Geri Centonze said...

What a fabulous photo! Love it

Michaele said...

When I saw the title, I hesitated to even read the post. (sigh)
Glad I did though - beautiful!

Erin K said...

Wow! What a gorgeous photo!

Georgianna said...

Renna, this is amazing – incredible image and sentiments. I feel exactly the same way.

Oliag said...

This is just stunning! and exactly how I feel about the end of August too....

POESIE-LYRIK-HAIKU-KURZGESCHICHTEN-FOTOGRAFIE-H-P's FOTO ART said...

Wunderbare Lyrik und dazu ein grossartiges Foto. Sehr schön...

Viele Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Wonderful poetry and to a great photo. Very nice ...

Many greetings from Switzerland

Hans-Peter

ethelmaepotter! said...

My sentiments exactly. Only you said much more eloquently than ever I could.

Anika said...

Somehow I missed this one-BEAUTIFUL!! And yes...alas it does seem like a lamentful thing to say good-bye to the summer.

Betsy Cross said...

Do you sell your photos? At least two people I know want a print of this pic. Could you email me?
betsycross10@yahoo.com
Thanks so much.
P.S. A bunch of us are from Cape Cod and have scattered around the U.S. This pic is so reminiscent of those days that we spent there.
Betsy