Friday, August 8, 2008

Subtle Changes

The days on the calendar are passing by. Darkness lingers in the morning and arrives earlier at the end of each day.

The orchards are laden heavy with fruit. The pumpkins have swelled large from all the continuous rain and will begin to ripen, adopting their harvest hues.

Mother Nature will soon bring forth her paintbrush and express a change of palette. The birdsong will take on a different tune. The last of the geese shall have hatched and begun feasting for the fall migration.

We are half-way through this season we call summer and every day it yields subtle changes as it prepares for the next one that follows.

It is a perfect time to reflect on all that we are thankful for.

I will be away for a fortnight and upon my return revealing more reminiscence.


Lori said...

Susan, i had an email yesterday that has really made me stop to count my blessings and all that i truly have to be thankful for...sometimes we get so busy we forget to stop and take a look around at all the beauty that is ours...i loved this post...thanks!!!

Tres Belle said...


I too have noticed the suble changes you speak of. Gardens are taking on the look of flowers that have spent most of their blossems. Leaves turning brown(more from no rain than season changes) and days flying by in a whirl. Looking forward to your return. I love reading your inspirational posts!

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

What a beautiful blog! It has really warmed my morning. Petra

Suzanne said...

Ah,the anticipation of fall and all of it's colors! I'm looking forward to the change. Hope your time away is restful and rejuvenating!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Lovely photographs.

Doreen said...

Susan. Have a safe trip and I look forward to chatting when you get back!

Beautiful little touches you have on the bed post and the mirror. You are so very right..the seasons are slowly changing..i've taken not of that myself lately.

Thank you for reminding us all to stop and remember what we are thankful for.


acornmoon said...

Dear Miss Maddie,
this is my first visit to your lovely blog and have enjoyed it very much.I shall be back soon.It is still summer here but already we are experiencing more autumnal weather.

Rosie said...

hello there, thanks for popping by to visit my blog and for leaving a comment. I hope you enjoy your time away from home.

Heather said...

What beautiful images! I am eagerly awaiting fall. What a beautiful time of year. Cant wait to see what lovely photos you bring back from your trip!~

SweetAnnee said...

I love Autumn and have
seen the changes ..the
arrival of the butterflies
is one here. The new baby
hummingbird as big as the parents

Pinkie Denise said...

Hello Susan,
I have been enjoying the season's bounty of wonderful many berries, peaches and plums...I am back home and catching up. Made jelly while gone with some of these yummy jewels...Pinkie

Donna O, said...

Autumn can never come too soon! I love the pumpkin photo, Susan. I think I need to come a stroll the neighborhood with you from the looks of your previous post. It's so 'Middle America" in Canada!!

Melissa said...

Seeing your pumpkin picture gets me all excited for the Autumn season!

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Susan! What a wonderful thought provoking post. In Florida, the seasons hardly change. One flows into another. It's hard to mark time by Mother Nature. I loved your post because it reminds me to look around and see the matter how subtle! ~ xoxo Jou

Colleen said...

My favorite time of year. Thanks for helping me stop to take notice.

Gillian L. said...

Fall is my favourite time of the year so I am enjoying the subtle changes you are talking about. Your photographs are lovely and the thought of "fat pumpkins" is wondeful!


Fete et Fleur said...

OMGoodness I noticed the little shoes!!!!! They are perfect hanging there. It brought tears to my eyes.