Friday, October 17, 2008

Summer's Farewell

I don’t know if one can call Indian summer the few perfect days we’ve just had, for to call it that we should’ve had ground frost first, which we didn’t, but whatever it was, it was glorious. The sweet balmy air and the gentle light, with just the right tinge of melancholy, were heartbreakingly perfect. Nature seemed to have a worry free quietude that could only come from a sentiment of eternity. Yet, inevitably, it’s farewell, until next year…




18 comments:

strugglingwriter said...

Great photos. We've had one final wave of warmth too. Now back to Fall.

Sarah Hina said...

I like the last photo, in particular, Vesper. That's a moment where you capture the tide turning.

Yes, the past few weeks have been invigorating. It's hard for me to say farewell, too.

Vesper said...

Thanks, Paul. I'm always hoping for more...

Sarah, that tree seemed to hold all the seasons on its branches...

Charles Gramlich said...

Gorgeous pictures. Unfortunately, because we live so far south we seldom see a lot of brilliant colors on the foliage. The trees all change to their own schedule because we don't have those quick frosts.

BernardL said...

The crisp cool breeze at sundown, yet warm enough to walk around in shirtsleeves. Add in the full moon, and a clear sky, and that's nice. Great pictures. :)

ChrisEldin said...

Your photos are breathtaking! I love the ones with the water. The contrast is very nice....

Ropi said...

Well I only hate summer and I am fine with other seasons. My favourite is winter so my time is coming soon.

SzélsőFa said...

Wonderful Photos, Vesper. Just a day ago we had a great trip to the mountains with lots of great colors all over the place.

Minx said...

No colours of autumn this year - the leaves dropped off overnight. I feel cheated.

YogaforCynics said...

Gorgeous pics whatever we call it, especially the bottom one, which reminds me of...something....

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Oh wow, what awesome autumn colours, Vesper. So very beautiful, so tranquil and redolent with memories. And meanwhile here we are warming up for summer.
xxx

Vesper said...

Charles, thank you and thank you for stopping by. We have a moment of great beauty now but then we have to endure a much too long a winter…

Bernard, you’re surely talking about California… :-)
I’m glad you liked the photos.

Thank you, Chris. I prefer those, too. They are like paintings…

Winter’s coming, Ropi… I wish I could share with you some of our Canadian winter… :-)

Szélsöfa, thank you. Oh, the mountains must’ve been beautiful…

Minx, yes, it happened to some of the trees in my yard, a big wind one evening and then they were bare. Others though still have green leaves.

Yogaforcynics, thank you for your kind words and thank you for visiting.

Vanilla, thank you. I’m so glad you liked the photos. It’s strange to know that winter’s comming here while summer moves to where you live…
xoxoxo

c.s. said...

the pictures only make me wish for four seasons here in my homeland.

thanks for the sharing! ;)

Vesper said...

Thanks, C.S.! You wish for seasons while I, sometimes, wish for an endless summer...
Such is human nature. :-)

jason evans said...

God, such a beautiful tour. I can feel the warmth in the photos. Thank you. :)

Vesper said...

Jason, thank you! Yes, it feels as if the camera has captured not just images... How powerful our brain is, isn't it?
:-)

laughingwolf said...

lovely sites/sights...

Vesper said...

Thank you, Laughingwolf! :-)