Oct 15, 2009

Sky Watch Friday - A Goodbye to Summer

It is so very, very difficult for me to say goodbye to summer. I'm at my happiest and feeling my best during the days of blazing sun and warm waters, early dawns and late sunsets, the natural progression of crops ripening each to be enjoyed in it's own turn. I preserve as much of it as I can for the months of cold when I need a reminder that this will pass. I cling to summer for days after the autumnal equinox has come and gone and rime frost has twinkled on the grass. At last my cold fingers just can't hang on anymore and I have to let go.

















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15 comments:

Eric said...

WOW, the last two are great, nice colors and good compostion!! Well done!!

Have a nice SWF.

eric, Holland

Bill S. said...

Beautiful colors and reflection. I love the reflection shots. Good job.

Tara R. said...

Amazing colors! Lovely set for this week.

Photo Cache said...

You write so beautifully. And you shoot such magnificent pictures.

Sylvia K said...

Mark, all of your marvelous shots are a beautiful way to say farewell to summer! I feel the same way, but fall is here so guess I'll live with it!

Enjoy your weekend and stay warm!

Sylvia

J Bar said...

Lots of great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Pacey said...

This is one of God's delight, a never ending beauty of the sky.

Regina said...

Those are amazing skies!
Great captures.

Enjoy the weekend.

Augenblicke und Wortgeschenke said...

Yes, summer is gone. Cold fingers here. You have to radiate Himelsfarben still warm. Here it is only gray and ice blue. Wonderful shots of silence. dear greetings from the wintry Bavaria Manuela

Eaglesbrother said...

Great captures in your photographs.
I used to live in the Hamptons on Long Island and do miss the beautiful shorelines and the ocean.


Eaglesbrother

Mike said...

It's sad but your photos show we have much beauty to look forward to!

nadine1111 said...

Super sky!

diane said...

Lovely words and brilliant sunset.you put a tear in my eye.

Zen said...

Yes unfortunately summer is gone. And now we have to endure the cold seasons before we get to enjoy the sunny days again.

Pearl Maple said...

Well done, beautiful compostion and colors, wonderful photos for celebrating the change of seasons.