Sunday, August 8, 2010

Early August

Purple coneflowers in crisp, starched perfection. . .
Half-hidden amid the glossy leaves,
Pears ripen in luxuriant trusses  . . .
Seed heads promise a return next year . . .


And the long evening light lingers in the still air.
 
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21 comments:

L. D. Burgus said...

These photos are all so beautiful to see. I like how you captured each one, enhancing it's individual color and texture.

joanny said...

Vicki:

Gracefully alluring natures bounty, your words and photos are exquisite.

Joanny

Martin H. said...

joanny has summed it up. Exquisite.

Alan Burnett said...

Very striking (and very beautiful) photographs. You take everyday scenes and somehow freeze-dry the beauty and symmetry.

Merisi said...

You captured the essence of early August.
I wished those days would never end.

Happy Sunday!

Pat in east TN said...

I do believe everyone before me has said it all! You can find beauty in everything surrounding you Vicki, and we so pleased you share it with us.

Brian Miller said...

gorgeous pics vicki...that orange seed head is realy eye catching...

jennyfreckles said...

Every one of those pictures is gorgeous - and I love the word luxuriant.

Vicki Lane said...

Thanks, folks -- these days are pretty rushed but there's still time, thank goodness, to catch these moments.

Jon Lee said...

Your flowers are beautiful. We had coneflowers the first few years that we lived here, then the rabbits came in and ate all of them. Those pears look lucious. Your pictures of seed heads and seed pods make me see flowers in a new way.

Tipper said...

Each pic is lovely and perfect for this month of August!

Jon Lee said...

Oh, my goodness. Luscious. i can't believe I spelled luscious lucious.

Paul C said...

Wonderful shots and words: long evening light lingers...

Suz said...

august is a beautiful one
even if she's a gal in a hurry
with smeared lipstick
her hair still looks good

Friko said...

glorious pictures. August is such a neither here nor there month around here; your pictures give it colour and beauty.

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

Where has this summer gone? Great pics! XO

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Vicki -- your last photo of the branching tree with soft shadows feels very meditative -- barbara

Victoria said...

Beautiful photos, enhanced by your words.

Vicki Lane said...

Jon Lee -- I love flowers like coneflowers and hydrangeas and sedum that ue to be interesting even well pst their prime -- just like some people.

Thanks, Tipper! There's still a lot that's beautiful out there!

Paul C. - I've always loved those long shadows.

Suz -- Perfect! You nailed it!

Friko -- it can be pretty blah or just godawful hot but the past few days have been less humid and actually hint that Autumn may come someday.

Carol -- Good question!

Barbara - I love the way tress show up with the sun behind them! And that one has a pretty trunk, I think.

Thanks, Victoria! Poetic prose or prosaic poetry? Who can say?

marĂ­a cecilia said...

How is my gardener/cooking/writer lady these days?? such beautiful images you show us today!!!
hugs my darling,
maria cecilia

Vicki Lane said...

Muchas gracias, Maria Cecilia! I am very busy in the garden just now. Besos a ti.