Late Summer Rains
Late summer rains
renew the parched landscape.
Bringing late blooming flowers
Kissed all too often by approaching frosty stares.
Late, last minute visitors find an oasis there
Grateful for each drop of nectar.
While bees sleep on flowers waiting for the warmth of the sun.
Slowing in their quest for rich powdery snuff.
And each day I am there soaking up the riches of a late garden.
The sights, the smells and the silence.
Knowing now the days are shorter
The time for a deep sleep is upon us all too soon.
There is a grace still in these decaying blooms
Like old photos faded with memories.
Gladness mixed with melancholy lingers
As my brain etches these images upon my landscape.
© Donna Donabella 2015
As I wandered my garden this August, I saw the telltale signs of the seasonal change nipping at the fringes of my garden and my senses. I do love fall, and the beauty of the tattered and faded garden blooms. There is a very special beauty during this change as we move closer to the next season.
I enjoy celebrating the seasonal change and invite others who want to celebrate the changing of the season to join me in my quarterly meme, Seasonal Celebrations which I hold on my other blog, Gardens Eye View. I will have the kick-off post tomorrow. If you would like to join me in celebrating the new season, check out the post tomorrow.
I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog. Visit them to read some more wonderful verse.
I am also linking in with the I Heart Macro meme hosted by Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday.
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Special Note: The photos here of the late summer rains and tattered blooms from my garden last year.
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