Monday, September 5, 2011

A Serene Hum

The serene hum is a constant now. Every moment outdoors, or near an open window, is full with a cascading, end of summer, serenade.

The crickets know.

You can hear it in their song.


grass of parnasus


They know to hold captive each precious moment.  To seize the day and evening hours before the first frost brings about a whole new world.  A change that will force them into silence and into hiding. A change that will alter the landscape and the days.


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Summer is dwindling. The signs of the impending change of seasons are all around.  The Goldenrod is bursting forth right next to the Purple Loose Strife.  The bees are extra busy searching all available flowers for nectar.


bee and thistle-2-w


Our stream is exploding with color.  This is the best time of year for flowers here.  And one of the best times to wade, explore, catch frogs, spot crayfish and get muddy, muddy, muddy!


 stream-1 stream-8 stream-5


It beautiful here.  Peaceful.  Serene.  A melody gurgles forth from the hidden springs.  The bugs pick up the bass and harmony. 


bee and goldenrod


One could lose all sense of time here.  Enjoying. Breathing deep. Worshipping. Splashing. Giggling.  And soaking in all God’s goodness wrapped up in a late summer day.


It’s in the air. 

It’s something we can either be thankful for or begrudge.  I choose to look forward with thankfulness toward the changes that are right around the corner.

How about you?


  1. Oh, I'm loving this change that's a comin'. Bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Love your photos - as usual. ;)

  2. Oh, I'm very thankful. There is Fall in the air today. The air conditioner went off and all the windows went up. I love it!
    You write so beautifully :)

    Thank you for coming by my place and for your prayers for my "new" friends.

    Have a wonderful week!

  3. Yes, change is good. I am looking forward to all the routines of Fall. We are just beginning our school year here. It's good.

    I love the seasons.

    Your photos are gorgeous Jenn.

    Love to you!

  4. you are such a gifted photographer! of course,
    it helps that you have the MOST gorgeous

  5. Well, to be honest, I wasn't so thankful about the coming changes until I just read your post. There is beauty and purpose in every season and I should be thankful. Thanks for the reminder.

  6. I love Autumn! Of course I winter in southern FL, so I don't really have to face the cold that most folks do here in KY. Beautiful photos!

  7. A perfect description of the end of summer!

  8. Beautiful tribute to the end of summer! Here, we are going into summer!

  9. Okay. Jealous of your stream, I must confess.

    I just adore autumn. Love the crisp change, the "everything" that you so eloquently stated here. But I'm terrified for winter.


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