Saturday, September 06, 2014

The End of Summer

Photo credit: Me!
The End of Summer

Coneflowers in full bloom
bees buzzing from blossom to blossom
hints of red and orange tinted leaves
cooler evenings
morning dew shimmering in the sunlight
cicadas whirring, whirring in the branches
the sudden absence of robins
and goldfinches
sun peering into south-facing windows
chrysanthemums unfolding
apples ripening in the orchard.
A beautiful end,
a hopeful beginning.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Moosey Monday: My Birthday Present

My college daughter surprised me with an unannounced visit on my birthday (this past Saturday). As if that wasn't enough of a treat, she also brought me this little gift:

A moose figurine! Isn't it lovely? I think it will go very nicely on my writing desk.