A Little Sprinkling


Today, with so many men and women working outside the home,

it is rare to find time to indulge your passions...like art!

A favorite quote on a Mary Engelbreit drawing gives me encouragement:

"You're never too old to be what you might have been."

Make time to enjoy what you truly love. I'm just beginning the journey.

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Saturday, July 31, 2010

"Summer's Days are Numbered" my Poem

 As I took photos of my garden and wildlife this morning, I noticed how spent all the flowers are and decided to write a poem of encouragement, especially for me. I need it this time of year because once August arrives, I feel like it's the end. But, is it really?

"July's blooms about to pass,
summer days going fast.
August welcomed anyway,
sounds of insects alive with play.

July's dead blooms display the last
of summer's flowers all amassed.
And thus July's hot days surrender,
to wonderful August and all its splendor.
 Seems like July had just begun,
swimming and boating and loads of fun.
And, yet, it's still not summer's demise,
for there's refreshing night air and fleeting blue skies.
Summer's climax today begins,
and permits us to revel in,
that splendor in the grass so well known,
and the beauty of fields we have sown.
 Corn maturing in all its glory,
memories of picnics, sharing a story.
Each August day we must treasure,
for its numbered days will yet bring leisure,
and render the moments of late summer pleasure."

- Therese

"In August, the large masses of berries, which, when in flower, 
had attracted many wild bees,
gradually assumed their bright velvety crimson hue, 

and by their weight again bent down
and broke their tender limbs."
 - Henry David Thoreau

Photos of "still thriving" flowers, new blooms and spent flowers:

 Unfortunately the birds have broken one of my lily's branches filled with unopened blooms. The hollyhocks are on their last leg as are the bee balm. The mandevilla is going strong. Hydrangeas have been pushed down by heavy rain. The phlox are beginning to bloom. 

Until next time... Have a beautiful day!!!

Photographer, Artist and Poet (so I wish!)


dora said...

Love your garden pics Therese!

elsiee said...

your poem is so lovely! I was just thinking today how much I have been hearing people talk about the end of summer - in my neck of the woods it doesn't hardly feel like summer yet - it's actually not been warm enough (in my book anyway)to even go to the beach - I look forward to the end of our summer I'm guessing October!! such is life in lovely southern california!

My Dream Garden said...

Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks. Isn't it funny how the weather varies around the country. It's to be expected, but I thought about that when I was writing and how some people, like you, couldn't relate to it, today. I've not been to CA, but how I would love it, someday! Hope your anticipated weather comes soon!

My Dream Garden said...

Thanks, Dora. I always enjoy your pics, too! I miss it so much in the winter months.

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