Saturday, July 18, 2009

October Lake


It is July... we all know that. Except for the lake and sky. The lake thinks this is October. Abrupt white rimmed waves are churning beneath the clouds. Reflecting that moody sky, the water is cold steel gray. The sky reaches down, with fingers of cool damp air, and catches pedestrians in an uncomfortable grip. Wind tosses long hair away from disappointed faces. Summer at the lake is supposed to be white sails on blue water, brightly clad people on smooth sand, sunlight caressing warm skin.

Resigning myself to this brief spell of Autumn in Summer's midst, I have nestled under some blankets with a text book and a warm mug of coffee. Oh... and my laptop! Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you comfort and contentment!


photo by Aisling, from autumn

4 comments:

Pom Pom said...

Thank you for the wish of comfort and contentment. I am sitting on the sofa with my pregnant daughter, feeling pretty happy and blessed!

Aisling said...

Oh I'm sure you are happy and blessed. Aren't grandbabies a perfect expression of life coming full circle? Thank you for reading my ramblings all week long! :)

linda said...

this looks like a painting and a beautiful one at that...it had me fooled!

weather this year has been weird ... I am cold this morning yet yesterday was nearly 100 degrees so one never knows...

blessings...

Aisling said...

Wow, Linda, your weather is just going from one extreme to another! For some reason though, from the pictures I've seen of your house, it seems like one of those places that would stay sort of cool and comfortable no matter the weather. :)