Monday, August 22, 2011

turning

Sailing, recently, with neighbors.

A few more leaves to sweep up, each evening, as I'm outside tending the garden.
The geese we heard yesterday spoke of it.
The fireweed in the neighborhood bear evidence.
The first rain in some time, today, a harbinger.
I lit the candles. I made a stew.
Weeks more of summer to look forward to.
And we are heading toward fall.
I love it all.

10 comments:

KPiep said...

Sounds lovely! We haven't had any early signs of fall yet, but are eagerly awaiting them. It is our favorite season for so many reasons.

country girl said...

Such an amazing time of year, that turn into soft, quiet, golden autumn. It creeps in like mist, and you have to pay very good attention to notice the small changes.
I love it all, too. :)

Ina in Alaska said...

The fireweed is well under way here and just the other morning I watched geese practice flight formations. Leaves are dropping. Sad. Summer has positively evaporated. It flew by. Where did the time go...

Erica said...

We're starting to feel the change in the seasons over here in Vermont too...subtle, but most definitely there.

Splenderosa said...

Lecia, I absolutely love this. I love Seattle too. So enjoying your blog.
xx's

Becky said...

I think you're right! Even though it is still very, very hot here in Atlanta, I swear the light is hitting the trees at a slightly different angle, and yesterday I was noticing how big the acorns have gotten.

There is no holding it back.

likeschocolate said...

We always used the fireweed in Alaska to tell us when winter is coming. The minute you started seeing the fireweed go to seed then it was only 6 weeks till winter.

Nicola said...

So true. We are. Beautiful photo!

Sammi said...

It is nearly that time isn't it!

Francesca said...

I love your words, but I'm not looking forward to the fall.