Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fare Thee Well (Pt. 2)

A hard frost is expected for tonight.  So yesterday, Becky and  I walked the fields in search of the waning summer gifts.  We have many to share:

To many, merely a weed.
To me, a soft place to land,
if you're a fairy.

A potential wreath of flowers
for ones hair.





The delight of a butterfly
sipping the last, sweet nectar
from the thistle.


One of hundreds of bees
captured in the throws
of the yellow blossoms.

My ride of dreams...
taking me back to a simpler time
and place.
A place of
security and love.
Of summer sun.


20 comments:

Gloria said...

I LOVE all of it!!! Glo

TexWisGirl said...

very nice...

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Lovely Jill.

forgetmenot said...

Jill, Lovely post---beautiful pictures and such sweet and poetic words. Sad that summer is almost gone--but Fall will bring its own kind of beauty. Frost tonight!!!!! Hard to believe that could be happening in any part of the country. We've still been in the 100+ temps, but a cool front is coming through today and it will be down in the 60's. A welcome change. Have a nice day. Mickie :)

Sharon said...

Very nice post! Yes, good-bye to summer and the flowers and the green of it all.

We won't have frost for a while yet, but I see signs of autumn everywhere and the death of summer is inevitable.

Ellie said...

Lovely post Jill, particularly like the first picture - 'soft place to land if you are a fairy', that's just great.

Debbie said...

these are lovely jill....and that rusty ride, we can ride together!!

Valerie said...

I wish I had been with you and Becky! These pictures are all lovely. Where is the old truck? The stories it could tell. I am going to cut all my cosmos blooms tonight. I am afraid the frost would kill them anyway. We might not get frost, but in case we do I am going to be ready. I will cover the geraniums and hope for the best. Keep taking pictures!

Donna said...

Oh I love these! Can't say I'll miss THIS past Summer!
SO ready for Fall!
hughugs

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Our temperature has really cooled down here in Missouri today. It's almost chilly! I'm so ready for fall, just not ready for winter. Your photos are very good, love the old truck. Have a great day!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

So many pretty flowers!

Darcie said...

Beautiful! While I am ready for some cool weather, I am not ready for frost! I need more of a gradual change of seasons, but unfortunately, that is not the case in my corner of the world.

Ed Pilolla said...

i love it, a soft place to land if you are a fairy. what a great idea, to see the last sights and smell what might be the last smells of summer.

Dianna said...

I love this! It's nice to imagine you & your daughter walking along in search of photo subjects.
The one of the dandelion as a fairy's soft landing spot is really sweet.
And such a cool old truck!

Paula said...

I like all of 'em. We had some dew this morning. The only thing close to wet we've had in months.

Bonnie said...

Makes me want to sigh! We hit 99 today, so thinking of a hard frost ... oh my!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Frost? Already? You do still have a lot of nature's gifts right there. COOL TRUCK!

Chatty Crone said...

I can remember and feel those times too. sandie

Kelli- AdventurezInChild'Rearing said...

awesome! the truck- dig the truck! great shot of the butterfly & flowers too- I cannot even imagine it calling for frost- wow! good grief- we could use a little (just a touch) of that here! thank you my friend for your kind words about my grandfather! he was a heck of a character-

Buttons said...

Wow this is my first visit to your blog your photos are amazing and just what I would have shot. Good taste.Love the truck. B