Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I've Brought Summer

Hi there! Remember me?

Frank and I have been on a bit of a roller coaster ride while house hunting, these past several weeks. We thought we found our beautiful waterfront home, but the inspection was done last week and it revealed a few surprises that we weren't willing to accept.

So the search continues and so will my infrequent blog visits. Posts of the Week will continue to be on hold for the time being. I apologise for that.

I will try to get a few posts scheduled though, now that I have uploaded, sorted through and readied several dozen photos taken over the end of the summer and throughout September and October.

The following images are from the end of August.


silhouette sunrise
One of the few good things about summer coming to an end and the days getting shorter, is that you don't have to be awake at a ridiculous hour to see a sunrise. Benny and I experienced this one together while on our morning walk.




bee on purple 4
Winged insects seem to be particularly busy when the fall flowers begin to bloom.




bee in purple flower
Let's get up close and personal with this buzzing beauty.





black eyed susans
Another late-summer flower is the black-eyed Susan. There's a lovely patch of them near Frank's place.





blackeyed susan
Why not get up close and personal with this blossom, too? Why not, indeed!





red berries
Berries ripen just in time to greet the migrating birds as they return to, or pass through these parts.





uxbridge berriess
I'm sure that these will attract a few takers. I was tempted by them, myself.





damsel fly2
A tiny damselfly posed nicely for me in the late-day sunlight. Thankfully, it was unaware of Benny's prancing just a few steps away.





damsel fly
And another wee one. The blade of grass might give you some idea of just how little it is.





mooned
There isn't a much nicer way to end the day than with clear skies and a near-full summer moon shining from above.


More coming up soon.

45 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

good to hear from you, hilary. although i am sad your perfect home wasn't perfect. i hope you'll find the right fit, soon.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful photos Hilary, shame you couldn't find your home, next time.

Linda Wildenstein said...

lovely photos of your views of August. You'll find your house when the time is right, I trust in the meant to be's of life. Oma Linda

Barb said...

From sunrise to moon rise, perfect photos. The Black-eyed Susan patch really captures the eye. Those damselflies look metallic. Good Luck on your house hunt.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Each of these is excellent. You have a great eye to spot the beauty and the skills to capture them. Thanks for inspiring me to keep on shooting.

sage said...

I've missed your photos... sorry about the surprises with the house on the water

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I can almost feel the warmth of the summer sunrise in that first photo, and the bright golden Black-eyed Susan flowers were a treat for the eyes. Bees, blooms, and damselflies are always wonder-full when seen through your camera.
Best wishes with the house-hunting. I know what a pain it can be!

Leah J. Utas said...

Lovely, warm pics.

Brian Miller said...

you may be busy but you are still finding beauty....love the black eyed susans...and the dragonflies....saw a bunch of those when we were out west this summer...hope the house hunting goes well

Tabor said...

Do not panic or worry. Your home will be found. It may not be this year...so DON'T rush into anything. It is a major move and it has to fit a substantial percentage of your needs and desires. Yes, there is always compromise, but listen to your gut! Glad you still remember us!

Country Girl said...

Thinking of you - hope you find the one that's meant for just you. I know you will. xo
Gorgeous gifts here, too.

Andy said...

No need to apologize for sporadic postings Hilary. You photos are always superb like the ones today and are worth the wait.

Kerri said...

Beautiful images HIlary! How fun to be house hunting!! Best of Luck!!

Stephen Hayes said...

That damsel fly is amazing. Nature is staggeringly diverse. Great picture.

Rita said...

Getting those inspections are really worth it! Best of luck on your hunt.
Especially love the black-eyed susans, damselfly, and the moon shots! :)

Steve Gravano said...

Some great macro photos especially love those damselfly photos. They were plentiful around here. I guess it was because of the warm winter. Good luck with the house hunting!

Linda said...

I sure hope you and Frank can find a place soon. We miss you both. I loved the black-eyed susans in this post, as well as the red berries. Of course, the damselflies were pretty spectacular, too. :)

yaya said...

How in the heck did you even see that little bug? Beautiful! I really miss the early morning sunrise because that's when I'm driving to work and now it's totally dark out...so sad. I also hate the early sunset..more than sad! But I do love the cooler weather and fall leaves..which are almost gone...sad again. Good luck on your house hunt. You'll find the perfect spot I'm sure!

Red said...

Always nice to see your posts again. Seeing some late summer stuff is alright just now as we are having a nasty dump of snow.

Leave It To Davis said...

Wow! I thought I got took good insect pictures....until now. Wow!

ADRIAN said...

You take your time house hunting. A stressful job.....Exciting though.

Nadezda said...

A little wee and full moon photos are great! Hilary, I wish you hunt a new house soon.

Dave said...

Hey! Nice to have you back Hilary. I hope your house hunting is finally successful. I enjoyed you nice photos - Dave

SueAnn Lommler said...

So good to see you!! Love the photos!
Hugs
SueAnn

messymimi said...

While i'm sorry the new place didn't work out, i'm glad you have a break so we can hear from you!

Those are inspiring.

DJan said...

I hope you find your perfect place soon, Hilary. But in the meantime I always enjoy your pictures. A reminder of summertime. It's gone now, and the rain has returned in full force.

suz said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures. And good luck on finding a house you both like and that fits the bill for you in all ways. - Karen

Suldog said...

Damn it, Hilary, I still want to buy a book of your photography. Someday, please, put something together and... well, I have no idea how one goes about selling a book of photography; whether it's similar to shopping around writing? But you're truly gifted. Your photos are magnificent, your artistic sense sublime. I would personally snap up five or six copies as gifts.

Oh, well. Maybe not this Christmas, eh? Good luck on the continuing hunt for habitation!

ladyfi said...

Exquisite and utterly beautiful!

Ugh - house hunting! Good luck.

Daryl said...

berry nice photos .. i am ignoring the moon shot ... and you know there's absolutely a house out there waiting to be your new home ... xo

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I've missed your posts and your visits! But I know you are out living life and getting ready for the next chapter. Wishing you much luck with the house hunt. Love all the shots, but the red berries were spectacular!

Roshni AaMom said...

I love dragonflies! And the photo of the blackeyed susans is awesome! Glad to ahve you back!

Mental P Mama said...

As beautiful as ever in here;) The right house will come along any day now.

Cloudia said...

those were worth waiting for!

Wishing you all the best, Pal



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Indrani said...

Fantastic captures!

photowannabe said...

So sorry your perfect home didn't work out but there will be the best one for you right around the corner, so to speak.
Wishing you success and for it to come quickly.
In the mean time I love the new photos and just keep clicking.

Maggie May said...

Love the close ups of the insects.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Anvilcloud said...

The sunrises are getting later, but the mornings are also less pleasant, so I am getting out less. Of course, with the sun getting lower, more of the day is shootable.

Zuzana said...

Thank you for the summer images dear Hilary, we are on the brink of winter here.;) So it is nice to sense summer again, particularly as there was really none this year.
P and I are also house hunting, as you.;) We have found two homes and are negotiating the prices - lets see which one it will be.;) Good luck with finding your dream house.
Have a great weekend,
xoxo

Pearl said...

Summer. How we will miss you...

Pearl

Ruby said...

Awesome photographs Hilary. Love ur close ups of the flowers and berries!!!

CiCi said...

The wonderful reason for your search is that you and Frank will be together in the new house. I am so happy for you that you are happy.

Michael Manning said...

House inspectors can be a blessing to save you years of misery, as in "Why didn't we think to hire an inspector about the foundation", as an example. Good work. The right house is still ahead! :)

lime said...

sorry to hear the house hunt has been frustrated. what wonderful pictures though. that damselfly is a great capture and the moon is always a favorite.

SandyCarlson said...

All of these are a treat, Hilary. Good luck with your continuing adventure.