Friday, September 21, 2007


(Written yesterday afternoon)

This is the last day of summer, but it is not the ending of anything, nor a corner sharply turned. It is but the wide, slow turning of the year. There will still be summer-blue skies and bursts of warm air. And yet, soon there will be hints of winter's approach: frost on the pumpkin vines or snow on Halloween.

This afternoon, the seed-laden heads of the sunflowers are bowed in patient, harvest-ready, meditation, beneath this year's last sky of summer.

Sunflower Photos by Aisling, September 20, 2007


Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Aisling, I saw this post this morning but wanted to come back and soak in your words a little better. I love the photos and the words. Very calming words for me to end my day. Have a good weekend!

Aisling said...

Robbin, Thank you for revisiting this post. I am glad to have contributed to a moment of calm at the end of your day. We all need those! Hope your weekend is wonderful!

Nan - said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Aisling said...

Nan, Thank you!