Thursday, September 13, 2012

Leftovers Again?

I have a few leftover images from the month of July. At the time this post was scheduled, I hadn't even uploaded photos from August. I suspect you'll be sharing summer with me for quite some time.

clematis heads2
Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit: we cannot flower and grow without it.
~ Jess Lair




sleeman umbrella
I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful
~ John Constable




moulting male mallard2
Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.
~ Michael Caine




made in canada
I don't even know what street Canada is on.
~ Al Capone




late light coneflower
There stood the purple spires with no breath of air
Nor headlong bee
To disturb their perfect poise the livelong day
'Neath the alder tree.
~ Robert Frost




hay you
There is no reason to fear the wind if your stack of hay is well tied
~ Irish Saying





green heron
A green heron sits
Watching the sunfish as it gleaming flits
From sheen to shade.
~ Maurice Thompson





door knocker
There was a girl knocking on my hotel room door all night! Finally, I let her out.
~ Henny Youngman





cardinal munching
When the red bird spread his sable wing,
And showed his side of flame
When the rosebud ripened to the rose,
In both I read thy name.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson





hazy moon
“When the sun gets hot and the moon gets hazy
good girls go bad... and it gets crazy!”
~ Rachel Thompson

Back with more soon.

54 comments:

Betty Manousos said...

wow, these are such gorgeous shots, dear hilary! it's really hard to pick a favourite.


have a great day!

Roshni AaMom said...

You can serve those type of leftovers any time!!

Indrani said...

And now you should share a tip or two once in a while on how to take good photographs!
Lovely, all of them!

Skunkfeathers said...

Nice leftovers, indeed.

Brian Miller said...

boy you make left overs into magic...smiles...like the coke sign, that is cool...i am a sucker for paint on brick...smiles...but love the flowers as well...hope you are doing well hilary..

ladyfi said...

These leftovers are a feast!

Daryl said...

lovely leftovers ..

DJan said...

What fun pictures and quotes! I smiled at the duck quote. Ain't it the truth? :-)

messymimi said...

Remember, summer pics in winter remind us the bitter cold won't last forever, and winter photos in summer help us remember that cool breezes will be on their way soon.

Lovely as usual.

She Who Carries Camera said...

The umbrella and purple coneflower blew me away!

ellen abbott said...

What a fun selection. I think I like the first one best though.

Maggie May said...

Leftovers make very good photos. Like the door knocker & the heron best.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

TexWisGirl said...

i don't care what season you share with us when. just keep sharing. loved these!

the first shot is fabulous! the cardinal is such a fine portrait! the mallard hen is smiling. :)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What a lovely series of photos, impossible to pick a favourite as they are so varied.

Gillian Olson said...

Wonderful leftovers, the first one looks like fireworks to me and that heron is amazing! Keep them coming.

Rob-bear said...

What delightful pictures and thoughts!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Exquisite series! Sometimes it's better to be out enjoying life with your camera than worry about blogging. From what I understand your winters will give you plenty of time to do that. Better stock up on photos now, right? Love these!!

Kerry said...

More great shots & excellent quotes. I may have to steal that one of Constable's; I really love that.

Ann Nichols said...

How cleaver you are to match the shots with such great sayings!... And... I don't mind summer shots at all! In fact, summer in winter is perfect!

Christina said...

Incredibly gorgeous captures... And the quotes, so very perfect!

Suldog said...

You always come up with superbly apropos quotes to go with your photos. Great job, as always!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

All are great but the first one took my breath away. Love the hay field too. I have so many extras from years ago in files that say "need to process". Perhaps when I retire ---

Daniel LaFrance said...

Round bales remind me of Cinnamon Rolls.

Red said...

I don't know which I like best...quotes or photos. both are awesome. I'll take more summer to look at these.

yaya said...

Your quotes fit perfectly with the pics. When I saw the door knocker I wondered if it would turn into "Jacob Marley"...I'll take another serving of leftovers please!

Mental P Mama said...

LOL! Love that last one! Actually, I love them all;)

Anita said...

The underside of the umbrella seems so out-of-the-box for you... or is it? :) I like it; and all the other vivid shots, too.

The Irish Saying struck me the most out of all the quotes. I'm wondering how long it takes you to gather the quotes to match them with the photos. You've done such a good job in doing so.

Stephen Hayes said...

Love the john Constable quote as well as his paintings, and the picture of an underside of an umbrella is exceptional.

Rita said...

Perfect pictures and quotes pairs again. I love that I could see the duck's feet under the water. ;)

Cloudia said...

what a smashing narrative thread through your gems here! Ah- Jess Lair is so right!
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Dave said...

I like your poetry or quote explained photos Hilary. Interesting pics too - Dave

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Betty Manousos said...

just stopping by to say hi!
how are you doing my friend?
haven't seen you around lately..

wishing you a great day!

xo

Linda said...

Hilary, believe it or not this time my favorite is neither bird nor beast. It is the old brick wall. I love those old buildings where the "sign" was painted on the brick. Love the quote, too.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

The coneflower, the cardinal... and some wonderful quotes! I'm thinking it's time for a Canadian beer right about now...

Dianne said...

I can't pick a favorite shot and now I can't pick a favorite quote either
they're all too good

Laura said...

Oh, my that first image is absolutely breath taking my dear!!!

Barbara Shallue said...

These are all amazing shots... you even turn umbrellas into art! But I love the quotes, too! Where do you find those??

sage said...

Even your leftovers are amazing!

gregory urbano said...

nice blogposting, like the photos and the quotes

Anvilcloud said...

The first photo was excellent, as was the Henny Youngman quote. Thanks for that.

Linda said...

What wonderful images. That first one is breath taking. And the cone flower (I think that's what it is) is exquisite. Love the cardinal, too. I'm just out of superlatives. ;)

Barb said...

Each photo full of texture and color. I'll be sorry to see your summer go.

Bob Bushell said...

Awesome photos you've got there.

Pauline said...

You are a master hand at matching photos and quotes!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Love every last one! Great post!

photowannabe said...

I'm so glad you have tons of photos to share with us. Each one is such a gem.
Hazy moons and cone flowers not to mention delightful quotes.
Happy end of Summer.

photowannabe said...

Oh yes, I forgot (senior moment I guess) That shot of the underside of the umbrella is A+++. Absolutely love it.

Grayquill said...

As usual - AWESOME!!!

Lisa Gordon said...

It's the same here for me, Hilary. I have literally hundreds of photos from the summer, most of them flower photos, that I've not even looked at yet.

Each of these is wonderful, but oh my goodness, the first and last ones are absolutely gorgeous.

Wishing you a fantastic weekend!

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for this return to summer, Hilary. These are wonderful. I love that first one especially.

Country Girl said...

Flat. Out. Incredible. You just keep getting better and better, Hilary ~ that cardinal is fantastic.

Ruby said...

The quotes go beautifully with the pictures. Thanks for sharing them.

Christine said...

Love the first one in this series ~ I miss July! I had fun catching up on your posts this morning. The fish jumping and Benny jumping make me smile so much :)))