Wednesday, August 19, 2009



I used to think the end of summer was a little depressing and I would wish it away and will the fall to hurry up and get here. As most things do, my thoughts on it have switched directions and I love these late summer days. I realized this is when our yard looks its best...all the plants have matured and it looks wonderful out there. Of course there are the tomatoes that we don't grow but that our neighbor does and shares a bountiful amount with us, there are the crickets in the evening, the cool hint in the air at both night and in the early morning. The days are still long but not quite as much and that is ok too. Today we went to a park not far from out house but that I always forget about. I don't know how. It is huge and offers lots of shade plus sun and there is giant and magnificent rose garden that scents the air so sweetly. You don't even have to get close to smell the roses ~ it just scents the air ever so slightly. There is a fountain there that Oliver loves to throw rocks in and I let him even though I don't really think he is suppose to be doing that :) Today I caught our shadows reflection in the fountain. Me with my latte in hand and Oliver looking so tall I can hardly believe it. He's almost my height!

10 comments:

Tara said...

What a perfect way of describing the end of summer nights, I agree...love the photo of the two of you...!

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

you are such an eloquent writer and photographer. even though i am desperately ready for Fall, this is a much needed reminder to enjoy today (even if it is miserably muggy). thanks for that.

Barn House said...

Geez...I do one simple version of my own morning walk and here you come with shadows in the fountains and things. I can't wait to see you and just to pinch you for all of this! LOL Oh, and we have LOTS to talk about...LOTS (and I mean lots)! For sure, after this weekend (Cindy's show) we need to meet at the BH/LB special spot for appetizers and margaritas.

the wild raspberry said...

sounds like time spent perfectly....
xx
chasity

apriliniowa said...

1) the green summer path with the sunlight winking in the leaves is out of this world! Your own Secret Garden! Gorgeous. 2) Your words are fairytale(esque) of late and I love it. Very english-garden-caught-in-a-dream style. 3) Oliver's shadow is getting rather long. Adorable photograph of the two of you. 4) well done, in other words. :)

nath said...

how did i not know about this? i have some serious catching up to do!

Jeanneoli said...

Seriously...I went on vacation and come back and you have another blog??? I have not been paying attention or something!!!! I love your photography!!! I am feeling like a slacker here with my one blog and all:-)

PS~Erin said...

I didn't know you had another blog. That first photo is so cool.

Jill said...

i had no idea you had this other blog, rebekah! it's great and i look forward to coming back and browsing :)

Victoria said...

This post is a wonderful reminder as to what a good life really is. Thank you!