Friday, September 23, 2011

The Autunal Equinox


Sun rise at center 
Of the eastern horizon. . .
Day and night balance . . . 

A fleeting moment
On the celestial scales . . .
The great wheel creaks on.

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20 comments:

Ms. A said...

Look at that fog!

Sue P said...

Mabon - Harvest Home - The Feast of the Ingathering - The Autumn Equinox
Whatever you wish to call it, it is
Absolutely Glorious! Sometimes, I think the "old" names make our calendar changes seem deeper and make us feel more connected to the Earth.

Thank you for sharing your neck of the woods, Vicki.

And now, I finally have some hope for heat and drought-ravaged Texas. It is supposed to get down close to 60 degress tonight. I could weep. For 3+ months our temperature did not go below 80 degrees, even at 3:00 in the morning. Good sleeping tonight.

vicki archer said...

A beautiful photograph Vicki....and such wonderful words...The great wheel does indeed creak on.....xv

Martin said...

Can it really be, it's that time again?

Marilyn said...

Your photo doesn't look all that different from my world this morning. I was out walking - very early - and our sky was filled with a rosy glow as the sun rose and all the dips and hollows were filled with fog. We are just past spring equinox and our days are lengthening quite quickly it seems.

Brian Miller said...

nice....the wheel creaks on...turning...really it is a lovely pic to go with your works...still dark here...waiting on the sun....

Thérèse said...

Best time of the year but it won't last.

Kath said...

What a wonderful way to open the new season. Thank you.

Mama-Bug said...

Fall, my favorite time of the year! Beautiful photo!

R. Burnett Baker said...

I saw much color in the trees yesterday afternoon. It seemed as if they appeared overnight. Could that wheel be, rather than creaking, spinning much too fast??

Beautiful post!

Rick

Merisi said...

Meraviglioso!

Thank you to Sue P for mentioning "Mabon" - means the world to me.

Vicki Lane said...

In full disclosure, I must reveal that the picture was taken a few days ago. We're in the midst of some lovely rainy weather and there have been no sunrises to photograph for the past few days.

I like those old names too, Sue. And how happy I am that Texas is finally getting a break, weather wise.

Brenda said...

No sunrise on the north side of town either, but oh my - the view of the sky and the clouds and the sun as I came down Old Fort Mountain. I might say that I tried to capture it with my cell phone camera, but that would admit to being a distracted driver, so I won't. In any case, at this time of the year it is worth getting in the car and driving to Old Fort, just to see that view!

NCmountainwoman said...

Beautiful on all levels.

Desiree said...

While you contemplate your autumnal skies, we rejoice at our springtime light.

Mel said...

We drove into the sun this morning for our first official college visit with our oldest, and I'd love to watch it set, but we are clouded in tonight. Thanks for such a beautiful photo and post. I miss the mountains very much, but your photos pull me closer.

Victoria said...

Vicki, that is a beautiful photo and a beautiful Haiku. As we grow older, the wheel turns faster and faster, doesn't it?

Sue P, I agree...the 'old' names are much more meaningful that the new ones.

Jean Baardsen said...

How beautiful! We're getting days of rain on NC's east coast. Guess it's been a while (other than when Irene came through) - we had to figure out how to open the umbrella when we went out last night!

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hello Vicki

Lovely picture! I enjoy your blog very much and your part of NC.

Have a great week end.

Best
Tracy :)

Eliane Zimmermann said...

i completely forgot about it, summer went by way too fast. let's start to chop the fire wood and knit new sweaters (and socks and scarfs and mittens...) beautiful photograph!