Friday, August 31, 2012

End of Summer



The sun set, a bright red ball behind man-made shapes of the city skyline. I stood high on the hill facing west watching as the last daylight of August faded away. Today was hot, humid and dusty and a haze hung in the horizon.


I turned to the east and watched as the full moon rose through the haze, a "blue moon" that was pink and pale. The seasons are changing. Last evening I walked to the top of the same hill an hour earlier to watch the almost full moon rise. A pair of Kestrels hovered and danced together in front of the moon. Large flocks of black birds gathered to roost for the night.


I am not sorry to see this long hot summer draw to a close. Autumn is my favourite season and two Septembers in a row would please me greatly. But we are given one day at a time and that is sufficient. We watched the moon rise higher in the night sky, turning yellow as the haze filtered its light.

Goodbye August...
hello September.


6 comments:

  1. These shots are terrific! I'm not quite ready to see summer gone but can feel autumn in the air.

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  2. Me too my friend... so love the fall and would also love two Septembers or Octobers. The relief we'll feel from this heat will be profound. Lovely photos. :c)

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  3. The summer really has zipped by. Autumn is definitely in the air here. 5 degrees the last couple of mornings. I'll be lighting up the wood stove soon and would have already if i'd have had my chimney done - hopefully early next week. Great moon shots!

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  4. I can feel fall in the air. Cooler nights. Although the days are still hot. I'm a September person, too. Thanks for the thoughts.

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  5. The seasons are definitely changing. I just really like that Kestral picture. So perfect.

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  6. The pink, blue moon was definitely yellow in these parts.

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