Thursday, August 26, 2021

When the Hibiscus Finally Dance...

 When the Hibiscus finally dance

having patiently waited their turn,




When the Foxglove nod sleepily in the warmth of the afternoon sun,

And the Hydrangea blushes. 

When the Bittersweet begins to show its colors,

And the melodic night song of the frogs is replaced with the churring of crickets,

When you can smell the corn tasseling

And the geese revel in end-of-season swims....

Summer begins to quietly pack her bags.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures and words. So glad to see you back.

Kate said...

Beautiful post and somehow very calming. ^^

Julia said...

You paint a pretty picture and so poetically said. You have a great variety of Hibiscus. I can see Summer coming to an end so quickly.

This morning I had a cool breeze coming in my bedroom window and the hot humid air was gone. It felt so good.

Take care and have a great weekend.
Hugs, Julia

Saundra said...

I ditto everything everyone else said!!! You do have a way with words.

Jennie in GA said...

Oh, what beautiful hibiscus. Are they annual or perennial? My girlfriend has beautiful perennial ones, but I have mostly seen annuals. That first one takes my breath away it’s so pretty. Fall….I am ready. While your country side looks lush at tge end of summer, ours looks crisp from the heat. Despite plenty of rain, if it doesn’t rain at least every other day, we are so dry. Thanks for the lovely post!!

Ms Peppercorn said...

“You can smell the corn tasseling” Thank you

Vicki Obenhaus said...

Oh how very beautiful! I love August when the summer starts to wind down. Thank you for putting it into words and photos.

NMK said...

Beautiful pictures ! I am ready for Fall ....too much Humidity , rain & mosquitoes & weeds & heat !!!! I can't wait to wear a sweater !!!

Heritage Hall said...

How beautifully you capture in words and images the ebbing of Summer into Autumn. Fall is such an invigorating time and the heat of the
past months makes it even more welcome. Your green thumb is evident
in the glorious flowers and that hydrangea is stunning. Cannot look
at foxgloves without thinking of Tasha Tudor's annual feast. Thank
you for today's entry.

Farm Girl said...

Such beautiful pictures! This time of year everything here looks so brown and tired. I love how restful and green everything is in your pictures. Just beautiful.
You have such a beautiful place to live.

Olde Dame Holly said...

I love your illustrated poem. "The churring of crickets," I love that line so much. I feel tears pricking behind my eyes! You have a God-given talent with words.

Shrimpton and Perfect said...

Hey, there you are, amongst the blooms. I adore that blushing Hydrangea. Our garden is a jungle and has been since we bought the house, but we are turning our attention to it. Now the house renovation is finished after four long years. Today i have been painting railings, one day I'll be planting and nurturing my favourite flowers and plants. Until then we'll try and make the best of what the garden has to offer.

Jean. x

marly said...

Soothing, lovely, dammit. I am sweating like a banshee and prefer that to sweatshirts.
Mark takes me for country rides to see the fields and peace of nature, I would much rather view it from my own porch. Nothing but greens and blues, yet creates calm. Maybe because there is no human around.

Hope days are better.

acorn hollow said...

Lovely, Yes she is packing her bags a little more quickly that I like
Cathy

yaya said...

Welcome back friend! Your post with it's lovely pics and poetic words made me smile. Yes, summer is packing her bags and I hope she leaves with the heat and humidity as I'm looking forward to the color burst of Fall!

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

Beautiful post! You’re an artist of picture and words! There’s a scent in the air too, one I’ve not been able to identify, you can smell it in late summer even on the hottest day and you know Fall is arriving.
My personal favs are your bittersweet and the Canada geese. ♥️

Mugwump Woolies said...

Lovely pics and words. Happy Sunday!

oldgreymareprimitives said...

You sound good- we all need to wallow in the good

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Thanks so much for sharing a few photos of your Summer! Love the flowers and scenery...reminds me very much of our area. Blessings and thanks for visiting my blog recently Robin! :-)

Rugs and Pugs said...

You have such a way with words, enhanced by beautiful pictures.

WoolenSails said...

Your gardens are beautiful and what a beautiful post.

Debbie

Hill Top Post said...

What a beautiful post! No doubt Summer is on the way out the door, but seems to be hanging on a little longer. Your pictures and words tell it so well.

Janice Hebert said...

Love this post Robin, what gorgeous hibiscus! We don't have any but after seeing your pictures I think I'll have to change that. We have a burst of color here at the end of summer but nothing like yours! So glad to see you back! Jan in MA

L said...

Your words brought me there, you weave them so beautifully 👍👍❤️

Farmhouse prims said...

Your flowers are just gorgeous!!! You certainly have a green thumb. Hugs, Lecia

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hi, I just found your blog and so enjoyed visiting! Your post today is so lovely!