Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pining over the end of summer ...

Did you catch that moon last night?  Wasn't it gorgeous! The Professor, who was driving home, called to alert me to step outside.  Glad he did otherwise I would have missed it.  I grabbed my camera and took a few shots.  No time for tripods. 


The days are growing shorter.  Have you noticed?
Something about September makes me a bit melancholy.  

There is a shift in the air of
shadows growing long
from a distancing sun.



And so I ...

yearn
long
ache
sigh
hunger
languish
miss
mourn
lament
grieve
bemoan

 over the end of summer.

Yes, I do pine a bit (not to be confused with 'whine' a bit), to the loss of summer days.  

Until tomorrow, friends,


57 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i'll trade you a bit of our oven heat for your fall respite. expecting 107 today... sigh...

Patricia said...

I didn't get to see the moon last night, but I did catch a glimps of it this morning before dawn. It's a georgeous Harvest Moon.

Last night we had a lightning storm that was rather impressive. I did NOT go out to take photos.

Barbara Shallue said...

I grabbed some shots of the moon myself last night - love yours with the branches in front. Even with our heat, I can feel autumn is here. Trying to enjoy the best of both worlds right now!

Sandra said...

there is not end to summer here, so come on down to your place in the sun. it is 101 in the back yard right now. the moon this morning at 4 am was so bright, we could see the bottom of the pool like it was lit.

Jill said...

These shots are glorious!

Oliag said...

September is such a blend of summer and autumn isn't it...it means an end to so many things and a beginning of others...

Love your moon shots! Mine never come out good...:(

janet said...

Sorry Reena...I won't miss Summer at all!

I love the Autumn and all that it brings....summer will be back with us soon enough.

Having spent 21 years in Texas has made me appreciate the three other seasons you never get to experience there.

love the photos

Janet xox

Debbie said...

i am ready for fall. pumpkins, mums and apple cider....i am always excited for each season as it arrives!!

Debbie said...

oooohhhhh and the pictures are great. the hubs and i talked about the moon, but that's as far as we got!!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful words and fantastic captures of that gorgeous moon! Our whole summer was about three weeks long! Your words express my feelings exactly! Have a great day anyway, Reena! Thanks for sharing the beauty!

Sylvia

Woody said...

Yea, I'm bummin'. I left work late yesterday and noticed it was darker than normal. I need to sneak in a few more riding days in the next few weeks.

Evelyn S. said...

I'm envious of your wonderful ability with both camera and words! I might borrow your poem again for my Facebook page. ;-)

Louise said...

I saw the wonderful moon last night, but I didn't take a picture. I'm looking forward to Fall and Winter. By the end of Summer, I'm sick of being roasted, and ready for the cold. Ask me at the end of February, however, and I'll tell you how much I am looking forward to Summer.

My Journey With Candida said...

You pine and I whine. I hate to see summer leave.

I added your blog to my blog list so I can catch your new posts.

EG Wow said...

Actually, I did see the moon last night and also the night before and this morning too. The sky has been very lovely lately.

Hey! You've got a great man there if he calls you to step outside to see the moon! He sounds like a keeper. (FYI: I have a keeper too.)

Barb said...

Your photos and the colours in them are astonishing - absolutely crisp and clear. I love the black and purple - just love it!

Julie said...

I could look at that last photo with the purple sky and silhouetted weather vane all day. I too am lamenting the end of summer this year. Winter was too long in these parts.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I just have to shake my head at those lamenting summer's end. I would so gladly change places with you for even a short time. We still have a couple more days of hitting the century mark! Oy vey! But I have noticed that the days are getting shorter. That's about the only sign of fall I've seen.

bobbybegood1 said...

I awoke to a light shining evermore brightly in my bedroom. I peeked through the blinds and there she was THE MOON in all her splender. What a blessing it was to behold such majesty. I, too, have noticed the days getting shorter. My mother, who passed away in 1992, used to love this time of the year. Her birthday is in October. I love the Autumn. The golds, crimsons, greens, rusts, oranges, purples. "Autumn In New York" is a fave song of mine, too. Cheers!!

Sandra Keith said...

I love your writing and photos. I signed up as a follower just to see your pix.

Andrew said...

Too much cloud to see the full moon but I manages a few pictures on Sunday...
I love yours...thanks for sharing.

Kanelstrand said...

I love night photos. And the shy moon, hiding behind the crown of a tree - just lovely! I can only imagine the crisp air of a fresh early autumn night.I can imagine, I say, because we've been in a kind of storm for the past 48 hours.

Michael Offutt said...

You took the words right out of my mouth. I hate saying goodbye to summer. It is my favorite season. I wish I lived in a land of eternal summer.

OceanoAzul.Sonhos said...

Navy blue, night moon, September, a perfect ensemble for melancholy.
beautiful photos!

hug to you, Reena.
oa.s

Dawn said...

Ahhh...I am definitely moaning over the last of summer. We hardly HAD summer here. And I know what's coming...
Yes! I am whining:)
Lovely moon....

christinemyoung said...

I actually whine about it ~ I've got to move somewhere warmer one of these years. The Indigo Sky shot is so wonderful.

grammie g said...

Hi Renna ...Love your post and shot of the moon...
I'm pining, and whining!

Debi@7Gates said...

Reene, I was so hoping someone in blogland with a great camera would take a picture of the moon last night for me. Bless you child. It was beautiful, wasn't it?

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

After 5 days without the internet at home, we're finally back online and I've really enjoyed your stunning pictures and beautiful words from your Maine adventure as well as for the Moon that welcomed you home!

Ann said...

I did happen to see the moon last night and it was beautiful. I grabbed my camera too but my shots didn't come out nearly as good as yours did.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Good to know I'm not the only whiner, I mean piner... so long, summer...

faye said...

no way I will pine over the end
of summer... bring on the cooler temps and the annual bird migration

lisleman said...

the cooler fall temps are a welcome relief but fall does mean winter will be next and I would rather just skip that.

gina said...

Your moon shots are fantastic! It's warm here (90 degrees) and it won't feel like fall for a month or so. I'd be happy to trade with you! :) I'm ready to let go of summer.

Lisa RedWillow said...

So do I .. all the same. Its going to freeze here tonight.
Love Love your moon shots.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Gorgeous picture....yup, we had the beautiful moon, but not the lovely tree to set it off and give it some perspective. Thanks for sharing!

I hate to see summer end here in Oregon.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Lovely images and so true words. It was summer yesterday and autumn today.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - nice shots of the moon. Always like it when you feel like you have stolen an image you may have otherwise missed!

Day lenght - think about it. If its getting shorter for you its getting longer for me - so (on average)nothing has changed!

Stewart M - Australia

or as some people call me "Andrew" ;)

deb duty said...

I did notice the moon. It was gorgeous. I really don't like the shorter day especially after the time changes. Thanks for the reminder that I need to enjoy every minute now before it starts getting dark really early.

Marcie said...

What gorgeous color here. Maybe it's one of the benefits..the hidden prizes in the season's change??

Daryl said...

I went up on the roof, sing it with me, to get a shot of the moon last nite but it seems my quest will have to wait another month, the skies were overcast and there wasnt even a star to be seen nevermind the moon .. GAH

Cheryl said...

We're having some of the best weather we've had all summer. In August the light shifts and I struggle. These past few days have felt like a reprieve.

Catherine said...

I am afraid summer is gone here ~ we had a touch of frost last night! sigh... I will hope fall stays for a great length of time.
xo Catherine

Bob Bushell said...

Hey, don't be sad at the ending of summer, it will be back, I bet. Beautiful photos.

Corker2 said...

Yes, I did see the "Harvest Moon" last night, but did not have a chance to grab my camera at the time.

As far as Summer slowly leaving, I'm not that really disappointed. I enjoy the change of the Seasons, especially Fall that is approaching. Each Season has it's own appreciation. Fall is my favorite time of the year. Nature puts on a show of color for the last time before ole' Winter arrives. I will be "out there" as Fall comes to us.

Ginny said...

Oh my!!!! Such wonderful evocative shots!!! They perfectly picture the sigh, longing, and languishing. They are moody and beautiful!!!! And I just caught up on your last Maine post, I am mourning at the loss of that, I have LOVED them. I could never get enough of these Maine pictures and they get better and better, a feast for the eyes!! Can I ask what photo editing program you use?

Madi and Mom said...

Absolutely lovely and I was able to snap a shot too. It is actually very similar to yours. LOL
The moon was peeping through our pines too..my pic has a pinkish hue to it. I'm posting it on Friday. 90 here today and tomorrow then bang Thursday night temps drop and we hear it will hardly make it into the 60s on Friday.
Hugs Madi and Mom

S. Etole said...

The cloud cover was too heavy here to see the moon for the past couple of nights. You certainly caught some beautiful images of it.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Stunning night sky photos Reena!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

beautiful colors in those shots- so intense!

geetlee said...

these shots are so dreamy and beautiful, love them!

ladyfi said...

That last shot is magnificent! I love the colours that signal the end of summer.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Beautiful photos! Love them all!

Country Girl said...

Loved your moon photos!!

Mine is terribly boring. Beautiful post.

bobbybegood1 said...

Hey! How could I miss the weather vane? I guess I was blinded by the night - LOL! Geez. Cheers!!

CherryPie said...

Yes the moon has been delightful over the past few days.

Your captures are beautiful :-)

lisa said...

What beautiful photographs these are! The weather is changing very quickly. When I walked to work this morning, it was only 35 degrees!