THE END OF SUMMER
The summer days are fading, as they must
From endless hours to short and fleeting light
The bird's once bright, immortal tune, now cries
A melancholy aura to the dusk
The children fiercely climb, and dream, and race
Before their wild and unchained days depart
And yet beneath the zeal lies a half heart
For there isn't time, there's only enough space
The sun seems low, a hazy orange sphere
Now reminiscing sweetly of the days
When endlessly before you summer lay
And as in the deep, crimson dusk you stir
Your soul joins with the birds in wistful brood
Crying for lost summer days, for childhood.
Shannon Georgia Schaubroeck
This summer has been a very busy one for me on the work front which did not give me the time to enjoy the daily activities of summer.....in fact, this summer seemed to fly right before my eyes, which is one of my regrets. Life is short, and up here in the mountains our summers are very very short, so each one that slips by unnoticed is a shame.
Early Saturday morning after cleaning the bunny barn, I took a few pictures of my garden in the heavy morning dew. The air was very cool and yard was alive with the twitter of birds. In the early morning sun, I was surprised and pleased with the gifts that were given to me.
The spider webs on the garden fence were glistening in dew, as were the Sungold tomatoes ripening on the vine. It was an indication to me that this was indeed going to be a good day......and it did not disappoint.
After the barn and garden chores, I set upon my trip to visit with fiber friends. Did I bring my camera? Of course I did. Did I take any pictures.........of course not. This Woolen Rabbit is much too chatty and forgetful at times, but the company was absolutely wonderful and the fiber trekking was fabulous. I have to admit I was smitten by a beautiful cherry wheel.....but I need to think on that a bit more.
Sunday we spent the afternoon and evening visiting with Dan and Jean (Scottish Lamb).
It was such a treat to meet a friend from afar. After reading Jean's blog for as long as I have, I felt that I knew her family before I even met them..........and it was good. I SO enjoyed our visit and I know that Ken did as well.
Monday was the day I was going to spend the day working, but the day was beautiful and my summer had been one of work already so I decided to take the day off and just enjoy it. It was a good choice..........somehow magically, lobster, steamers, corn on the cob and good company appeared and it was all good.
I hope your Labor Day weekend was just as good!