Sunday, September 5, 2010

Summer Winds Down

Another scheduled mini-post until my blogging returns to normal.. whatever that might be.


It seems that signs of summer ending are everywhere - and rather early too. I snapped this shot of oak leaves and acorns early in August. It's been a most beautiful season.



Also by my local pond, the late-day sun illuminated this fluffy cloud with shades of golden pink. It's seen reflected in the water below.

55 comments:

Cloudia said...

glorious!






Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

TSannie said...

And the change is all good. Of course this is coming from someone who truly loves winter.

Haddock said...

Ha ha that first photograph reminds me of Scrat from Ice Age

Dave said...

I specially liked the acorn photo Hilary. Might make a good painting...? - Dave

Indrani said...

The reflection of sky captured so well in the second shot.

Maggie May said...

There is something magical about acorns, I think and your photos are superb. Pity Winter is so close, though.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Brian Miller said...

oh nice reflection...with out that little ripple i would never have known...hope you are having fun!

slommler said...

Gorgeous photos!! Love the reflection!!! I would like the change except for one problem. It heralds winter is fast approaching. Sigh! No likey winter and the winter snows! Nope...they can pass me by for sure.
Hugs
SueAnn

Steve Gravano said...

Beautiful photos as usual. Summer is a nice but fall and spring are my favorite seasons.

Zuzana said...

Your photography is always stunning dear friend. As I sit here soaking up the golden rays of the departing sun I can only nod in agreement, summer is indeed ending.
Have a lovely time enjoying its last days,
xo

deb said...

Hilary....

oak trees and acorns... such simple wonder.

school starts in a few days , it's bittersweet. I will enjoy the routine, but don't really like the though of the long winter looming ahead already.

ellen abbott said...

It's been such a hot summer. In fact we had the hottest August on record. An early fall would be a little welcome.

TechnoBabe said...

I am just glad for you that you have been enjoying this summer to the max. Hugs.

Tabor said...

Ah, yes, our mornings are now much cooler...for a while. Back in the 90's in a few days I hear, though.

Tabor said...

Ah, yes, our mornings are now much cooler...for a while. Back in the 90's in a few days I hear, though.

Bossy Betty said...

Normal blogging? Who does that? Gorgeous images.

Angie Ledbetter said...

I'd buy both of those in 5x7 if I could!

Moannie said...

Wow! That second picture is simply the best. With that slight ripple it could well have been just as marvellous a picture of the sky. Too good, Hilary.

Reb said...

Lovely as always Hilary.

lakeviewer said...

I love these pictures, unusual and intriguing.

Samson said...

beautiful shots, like the composition of the first photo... nice work

Daryl said...

LOL at me .. I read WINDS as in breeze ..

Cricket said...

My yard is full of those oak-leaf clumps.

That water shot is a great one. Well done. Love the "look again" kind of perspective in it.

Looking forward to your eventual return, but glad you're having a nice, long, real summer vacation.

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Maggie said...

Lovely.....

Stacey Dawn said...

Sweet little acorns - a sure sign of fall!

Scott said...

Lovely shots as a gentle reminder. Nice work.

Karen said...

Hilary, I thought the water picture was looking at the sky. It was so clear. Your acorn with leaves is a winner!

VM Sehy Photography said...

Beautiful shots. I'm not ready for summer to be over. We never really got one here. Don't think Mother Nature will leave that up to me, though.

messymimi said...

The second picture had me dizzy with perspective as I stared at it. Amazing.

ds said...

Lovely, lovely. I could sink right down into that reflection...in fact, I think I have.

Tammie Lee said...

such beauty!

steviewren said...

The colors from the last photo are so soft and muted. Enjoy your weeks at the cottage. Life beside the water, long sunsets, the sound of water lapping against the dock, sitting outside drinking up the sights and sounds of summer...enjoy them while you can.

Nick said...

Acorns that big would drive any squirrel ... nuts.

Friko said...

lucky you, still on holiday.

luckily for us, the pictures are as beautiful as ever.

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Friko said...

sorry Hilary, I clicked twice.

~JarieLyn~ said...

I really like the shot of the acorns. So sad that summer is coming to an end.

Carmi said...

You have a remarkable ability to find the poetry in the small moments most folks miss. I view my own environment differently because of your influence. Thanks for that!

May the coming year bring us all more shared goodness.

RSA Online said...

Great perspective on the acorns, what camera do you use?

kcinnova said...

This past weekend has been a taste of the coming change of season. Summer will return tomorrow (along with the first day of school) but I can now believe that Fall is coming.

Without the ripples in the water, I would have believed this was a picture taken of the sky.

SandyCarlson said...

These are marvelous. Love the acorns. They are dropping like bombs around here and leaving the dog very confused!

Love the reflection, too!

Slamdunk said...

Excellent photos.

I had to laugh at the acorns though--my pockets were full of those things last week after my daughter wanted to collect them during a hike.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Oh, that pond photo is really special. I love the colors.
Have a great week, jj

lime said...

just now catching up. love the acorns and how the sky is reflected in the water. on the post below...how is it you make even laundry seem visually romantic? bravo!

Shammickite said...

I'm always sad about the end of the summer, but I have to admit I am happy that the weather has cooled off a bit, it has been SO HOT this year. And the end of summer is the start of a new adventure in house hunting for me!

Hilary said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments. It's lovley to see some new faces with each post, and especially great to see those faces become regulars as most of your kind folks have over the years.

In a few hours we'll be on our way to the cottage for a few more days. Hopefully, I'll get to say that a few more times before the frost kicks in for good.

See you in a few days.. and sooner in my scheduled posts. :)

Dianne said...

the reflection and the ripples are so beautiful!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Wonderful shots!
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ladyfi said...

Ah - so very beautiful and peaceful! Summer winding down and mellowing into autumn is a lovely season.

Kerri said...

Beauty!

Jillsy said...

down here in the south we still have a bit more summertime left. more like your summers up north and not quite as hot!

Susie @ A Slice of My Life said...

I agree that summer's ending much too soon...although I'm not really sure it ever got here!

lailani said...

Soothing :)

Hilary said...

Thanks very much everyone. Your kind words are so lovely to come home to. :)