Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sparkle





Wild raspberries, blueberries, tiny strawberries in the fields behind the house, if you know where to look before stepping, and I do. Freshly planted lavender and a thousand free-growing tiger lilies, all bending toward us, confiding; and the pines, a hundred feet tall, their top branches mobile and creaking, reeds on the lake, and daisies on the shore, all moving together in flow and rush of wind. The nights are short between deep dusk and pale dawn, and in the afternoon the water catches sun, filling the eye with sparkle so that we're sparkle blind, nothing but sparkle and sun and the wind rush: summer.

17 comments:

kylie said...

it's mighty cold here and a little bit of that summer would be very welcome.
i especially love the line "The nights are short between deep dusk and pale dawn"

Mrsupole said...

Hi Leah,

It is so hot here and being at a lake would surely be nice with all the sparkle in the sunlight. And fresh berries sparkling with fresh morning dew sound so yummy, well except the part about picking them. I would probably break out in hives due to my allergies, but eating them are just fine.

Have lots of fun and enjoy all the sparkles.

God bless.

Brian Miller said...

ah, sounds like a lovely summer...i would take berries over chocolate any day...hope you are enjoying it!

Brandy Rose said...

You paint a beautiful and welcoming picture Leah.

nursemyra said...

Yes, indeed you do

Leah said...

Hi! Thanks for the nice words. I was experimenting with blogging from my iPhone, deep in the Adirondacks, and it seems to be working! Even uploads my photos!

just bob said...

Excellent

savannah said...

sweet! xoxoxox

Princess said...

I could do with some sparkle about now...

Jimmy said...

Words from within, they flow easily and with feeling at the flourish of your pen. Superb.

Miss Scarlet said...

Moody clouds and rods of rain: British Summer.
Sx

mapstew said...

Jealous! :¬)

xxx

C.M. Jackson said...

beautiful photo...hope you are enjoying!!!

Pat said...

Perfect copy for a stunning scene.

Ponita in Real Life said...

The perfect place... *sigh* That's what summer is all about! :-)

Martin H. said...

You've certainly brought some sparkle to my day, Leah.

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