Thursday, August 13, 2009

on the cusp of autumn






i took a leisurely bike ride this evening with my trusty nikon tucked away in a belly bag. a new route called my name, drawing me out onto a country road where the air was cooler, the shadows were deeper and my senses totally awakened. my eyes took in the clusters of roadside queen ann's lace dancing in the mild breeze. my ears heard the friendly chatter of birds hidden in the brush. my face drank in the warmth of the setting sun. new mown hay filled my nose with a fleeting moment of nostalgia. and, my heart whispered summer is waning and we are on the cusp of autumn. drink it all in, every sweet, glorious, tantalizing moment. drink it all in.

24 comments:

Joanna said...

What a lovely post Julie. The photos too are so evocative. We've had a lovely summer and it is winding down, but I'm not quite ready to let it go. There's a soft rain here tonight, the first in many weeks and it's lovely, but I still hope for a few more weeks of sunshine and warmth. Enjoy the last days.

cindy said...

i love this view. thank you for taking us with you! enjoy your weekend!

Betsy said...

The black eyed susans are the only thing blooming in my yard now....a sure sign summer is at it's end!

Drea said...

I miss that something special in the air when the seasons start to change. Thank you for your post, it brings that feeling back to me. It's one of the biggest drawbacks (and one of the biggest benefits depending on how you look at it) of living in Florida...there's no changing of the seasons.

Shannon said...

i told myself that this morning... autumn is coming... we have leaves already starting to change colors on our trees out front! I DO love the colors of autumn and the crispness to the air!

Jacqui said...

Very autumnal day here today after a wonderful sunny day yesterday. Yes - Autumn is stirring and beginning to poke her nose out. Beautiful photos as always. xx

Almost Precious said...

Julie - Wonder post, so fresh and refreshing as well. Enjoyed the bucolic scenes in your gorgeous photography.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Lovely post...I could easily imagine a ride in the countryside in late afternoon. We are in the center of our summer so that end feeling hasn't taken place yet. Enjoy your weekend!

Ruth said...

Splendid thoughts. And I just love the last image.

And how nice to picture you on an evening bike ride.

lori vliegen said...

wow, julie! next time i'm going on a bike ride with you....my bike route doesn't even begin to compare! as always... your photos, your post....beautiful! :)

katie jane said...

You went bike riding? It must be much cooler up north were you live!
These are more lovely photos for your walls. I'm kind of glad that summer is nearly over. I like the seasonal changes.

...mmm... said...

the cusp of Autumn--how delicious that sound!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

I love this post. I am so ready for fall and winter. Although it's not been nearly as hot as normal down here in the south, it's not cool. I love the cool weather. Again great pics and I love your writing.

ArtPropelled said...

I would love to be on the cusp of autumn again. We are on the cusp of spring which can be joyful but often the days can be just as hot as summer. I quail at the thought.

Suzanne MacCrone said...

Hi Julie,

Your photos are lovely, but I especially love your new Girls in your Etsy shop and your banner. They are wonderful! Now I am off to your Etsy.

Ciao bella,
Suzanne

PS
I am celebrating my one year "blogoversary" with a give away this month. Stop by if you have time.

steviewren said...

Your bike ride sounds wonderful. I can feel the wind on my face now as I ride down the incline with no hands on the bars....your post takes me right back to the summers of my youth.

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

I love your new banner. You have really hit on something. Those girls are sooooo cute. They just make me feel so warm and happy. Sweet girls.

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

It is such a lovely post!! Sun sun is ever so brilliant here I must say. This summer mother nature been weeping quite a lot. But I actually enjoyed it. I do love rain. The heat does get to me like yesterday, the world was on fire, it was so hot.

I love the fall my favorite season. The smell there is something about the smell in that season, is refreshing especially when the leaves change color and begin to fall.

Julie you are amazing with your photos you capture the essence of it all, so beautifully!

Jackie said...

If only we'd had a few more of those blue skies I would be ready for Autumn..but I'm still waiting for summer.

The Vintage Sister said...

I'm feeling the end of summer too Julie. My garden is still beautiful but certain areas are beginning to look a little spent.
I love the photos, especially the barn!

Fannie said...

i feel like i went on the bike ride with you. thanks for sharing.

mimilove forever said...

It's completely my fave season and you've captured it beautifully madam! x:)

Karine said...

This is a beautiful, tranquil post. Just what I needed! Just wanted to say, it's been fun catching up with you, Julie!

Carol B. said...

Your photography, as well as everything else you do, grows in beauty by leaps and bounds! Every time I come to your blog I am amazed. You are a truly talented artist!