Last golden days of August

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There has been a string of very seasonable (for our neck of the woods at least) hot days lately.  The sort of days that make a gal cringe to even think about getting into the car after a day at the shop.  The sort of days that have me waking before dawn just to get some exercise in.  It’s brutal and my least favorite time of the year (including our more wintry friend, The Polar Vortex).  I suppose in my soul I am a true northerner, as I would prefer to add layers and sip tea through a cold spell versus grapple with inescapable heat and humidity. All that said, in spite of the temperature, there is a definite sense of the goldening of things. A shift in the way the light leans each day….

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The gardens are beginning to dry out and fade, making way for autumnal splendor on the pallet of the season.

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After all, these are spring time creatures which must take their rest until next year….

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I have the gift of a whole day here at my home/studio today and can take time to notice this goldening.  The dogs enjoy flushing out the rabbits who live in our ferns, to give a quick chase which keeps the poor bunnies on their toes.  Of course if you ask, the pups deny all wrong-doing.

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I sit with my journal trying to capture thoughts, ideas, sketches and stories as they zoom past like so many streaking chickens.

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Meanwhile, in spite of a woeful lack of gardening on our part this year, I was surprised to see a pumpkin in our little patch.  Evidently the deer didn’t get to every single bloom after all.

 

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zoom!  There goes another chicken!

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The girls continue to be fairly productive in the egg-making department and I am so grateful for it.  They seem to love their little hut and the extended run which helps keep Mr. Fox at bay.  Even they seem to notice a change in the light of late.

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Yet still they lay, day to day…..

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As I begin a day holed up in my cozy (and thankfully air-conditioned!) nook of a work-room, I am glad of this shifting of things.  It brings a new energy to life, a nesting of sorts.  I bring some of the outdoors in, until I can invite the autumn breezes inside as well.

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And with the help of my muses, I dive into working…. on bunnies who herd sheep, world-traveling hamsters who are in desperate need of an apron or so, and oil paints perhaps.  As usual, I shall keep you posted on the goings on.

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ps. I posted the video below before in this post but I shall post it again here, as with the word Gold floating around in my mind, the song is as well.

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8 thoughts on “Last golden days of August”

  1. I love micromovements! I too have been sagging in the tardy but less welcome return of typical sw ohio weather, as I too am a New England girl. It doesn’t matter that I’ve lived here since age 8. It’s in my blood and bones.

    I’ve also noticed the goldening of which you speak. Some of the trees and shrubs have begun to look ‘anemic’ but the early evening light glows more invitingly by the night. Meanwhile the soybean fields deepen in a blue green hue. When they start to golden, it will be October and the coming cool will be a reality. I hope~ Enjoy your studio day!

    1. Hiya Lee!! Yes, late september through november is my FAVORITE time of year!!!!!!! We are lucky to have such lovely autumn weather!

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