Fading light

All that’s bright must fade, The brightest still the fleetest; All that’s sweet was made But to be lost when sweetest.
Thomas Moore

(a piper in the shadowed light

Shadows grow long as days grow short.
A gentle hush settles in over the horizon.

Savory, heady scents and tastes fill our senses,
While we wrap ourselves in blankets filled with rich warm hues.

Yellow flickering lights fill the magical darkness,
As crunching crackling sounds serenade nighttime wanderers.

Time gently slows as clocks turn back,
While older hearts bask in youthful wonder.

Baking relentless Heat, now mercifully blown elsewhere,
Ushers in gently refreshing rains to a thirsty weary land.

A page turns as days now change.
Seasons shift as bright mellows to soft.
Fresh replaces heavy, as what once was now gently fades
Into the pale shimmering light.

8 comments on “Fading light

  1. Lynda says:

    Yes, my favourite season has begun. I noticed some trees already turning colour today yet the temperature is lovely. I hope all is going well. Blessings.

  2. Very beautiful Julie! Debbie and I decide to go back to the beach one more time next week! Temperatures are great, a little cooler last night at 49! Glad things are cooling off for you too šŸ™‚ Big hugs! Michael

    • wooohooo, another beach trip šŸ™‚ I’m in šŸ™‚
      Between traveling over to Dad’s and having to work this week for Gregory, as he’s short staffed, I haven’t gotten to the post office yet Michael—but I promise by Friday!!
      God willing and the creek don’t rise—-
      This is a nice time to visit the beach as the crowds are not nearly as massive—Enjoy!!
      Hugs Michael—Julie

      • Yes, I am excited and can’t wait! I have worked hard this week making boards, orders have slowed down so I am trying to get ahead instead of trying to make when I get an order. By end of October I hope to have a good supply on hand if everything works out.
        Being short handed is a problem, hate you are having to fill in. I tried getting an apprentice but it never seems to work out. Please don’t rush, we are now talking about staying all week so I would get to it until after the beach! Plenty of time before Christmas! šŸ™‚ Michael

  3. This is so lovely and the photo is stunning! I sure wish we could get some rain. We really need it. Hugs and love, N šŸ™‚ ā¤

    • Oh don’t think we’re wet—we are currently considered “dry”—doughtish actually. But I am hopeful šŸ™‚ Good things come with the Fall. . .right? šŸ™‚
      Here’s to cooler temps, lower humidity and hopeful chances of rain šŸ™‚

      • They keep putting it in our forecast several days out and they the percentages start to drop as we move toward those days and then the chances finally disappear altogether by the time we get there. So frustrating! But as you say, here’s to cooler temps, lower humidity, and RAIN, lots and lots of lovely! šŸ™‚

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