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Friday, September 2, 2011

last summer rays

By no means am I ending my sporadic trips to the beach at night.
No way
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But I'm beginning to realize that as summer draws to a close....

the light seems to fade a bit more quickly.

My mind seems to gather and store treasured moments~
as if needed as warmth for the winter months which lie ahead.

Everyone seems to be preparing or looking  or planning~ 
rather than the summer "laid~back~ness".

A certain melancholy lingers in the air ~
as if wanting to mimic the Fall as it creeps in to do its work.

And I can't help but wonder~
just where DID The Summer go? 

~Linking  to Carmi's "~muted~ Thematic photo.~

37 comments:

Samantha said...

At the end of each season, I find myself wondering how it flew by so quickly...
Hoping for a very long fall!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Well, albeit your summer is shorter than mine, but it does seem to have flown by!

TexWisGirl said...

well, today NE Texas is hoping to bid farewell to our 100 degree temperature streak (today will be #67) so i'll raise a glass to say farewell to summer and usher in some 'fallness'. :) and i'll be pushing some sun north to you whenever you need it!

Aimee said...

I woke up with morning and it just "felt" like fall! It's coming, and coming fast!

Trisha said...

Summer always seems to fly by! I too have noticed the days getting shorter :( Hoping for a nice,long, warm fall :D

Hilary said...

I love the summer.. the heat.. the sunshine.. everything about it. Including the fine photography it yields .. like these.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

I know I'll be eating my words, but I'm kind of excited for fall. :) Love these photos, it feels hazy and lazy. Just like a good summer evening should.

Hope said...

i don't know about where you live, Dawn but our summer was rain, hail more hail and more rain until Aug. then it was nice and now fall is in the air and the the color of the leaves. (they are starting to turn) I love fall but you are right it is leaving us too soon :(

Jack said...

Jeez, Dawn, you are depressing me. I like summer and hate to see it go. I guess I will just have to head down to Florida when it gets too cold.

Out on the prairie said...

I hate to give it up, I spent most of my day on or in the water.I wondered if thses were done with your new camera.

turtletown said...

thats sad....

Debbie said...

gorgeous, gorgeous photo's, did you take these with your new camera??

i am looking forward to fall, i enjoyed the summer but i am ready for a change....mums, pumpkins and apple cider, i love the fall!!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

It's been warm and humid here in Nebraska for the past few days, so summer is definitely hanging on, which is fine by me. I know what's coming around the bend. :)

Lovely photo, Dawn. Did you take that with your new camera?

♥ Helen said...

I loved these beautiful photos.

roobo69 said...

It seems like days since all the northern hemisphere bloggers were getting excited about the arrival of summer, and photos were changing from snow-filled ones to summery ones. How did time pass so quickly?

Farm Girl said...

I know it is so hard and seems so short for you because well, you had summer what in June? After all of that snow on the ground.
I for one don't want to see summer end for you but well for me, I am ready for it it hit the road and fast.
Lovely photos. Were they with your new camera?

Amish Stories said...

Im really a sucker for these sunset pictures, so another nice job. I wonder what kind of camera your using Dawn?. Id like to up-grade to a camera with more zoom, but for now im happy with my Kodak. Richard

Alan said...

So when you say "beach", you mean at a lake, right? Aren't you at least a plane ride away from an ocean?

That middle shot - S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G...

I'm also dreading the winter in London. It can get down to below zero (or below 32F in your language) sometimes. Brrrr!! Can you imagine??:-)

Buttons said...

AWESOME job the words the photos spectacular. Is that the new camera? B

mountain mama said...

sweet, lovin' that last shot! this summer certainly flew by...sooo looking forward to fall!

y'all have a great weekend!!

Mike said...

The summer did seem to fly by. At least you made the most of it! I love fall. Winter, not so much.

Randy said...

That last shot is just beautiful!

Ben said...

Nice birds in flight over sunset!

Leah J. Utas said...

Those shots are gorgeous.

Rick said...

Ah, a beautiful trip to the beach - glad you went, and shared what you saw. Hopefully summer has some life left in it yet ! Love that last shot - very poignant.

GardenofDaisies said...

Beautiful pictures. Yes, the kids are back in school, it's getting dark much earlier in the evening, and I think some cool air is coming after this rain we are having. Summer may be on her last legs.

GardenofDaisies said...

Dawn, I think you should meet Lisa at Two Bears Farm. Go visit her blog.

http://www.twobearsfarm.com/

Lynette said...

Come and visit me in South Africa and you can have the summer all over again.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I grieve over Summer ending! I agree with your post....beautiful pics too

ladyfi said...

What fantastic shots! Each one a work of art.

John McElveen said...

sigh.....Beautiful!

Fall is waiting with all the Colors of the Rainbow though!

J

Allison said...

Such beautiful picture! Where did it go, indeed. Our summer was not at all like the other summers we've had. It was a hard summer. And now that fall's here, I feel a bit of regret. I guess we can't expect happy easy summers every year, can we? But this one just seemed to fly by with difficulty. I feel like I missed it. And life just roars on by.

Joe said...

Wow! Love those shots.

Gilly said...

I love the muted colours of your first shot - so colourful but not bright and brash!

Karen S. said...

I too, wish that summer would answer that one question...but you surely have gifted us with a fine sense of muted, in a very nice laid-back-ness as you said!

Alexia said...

What lovely soft tones in your series of pictures; these suit the theme really well.

Bob Scotney said...

A fine collection of photos that fit the muted theme perfectly.