Nice weather and upcoming weekend, two things which make me happy ;-). A walk in my garden, just to check if the camera is still functional :-(.
My favorite place is our beach chair, though if it’s above 20 degrees and no wind, it’s getting very warm in there. But it’s perfect in autumn and spring. A book and a cup of coffee is all I need.
Back- and sidelight in the fields
Voices heard in fields of green
Their joy their calm and luxury
Are lost within the wanderings of my mind
Im cutting branches from the trees
Shaped by years of memories
To exorcise their ghosts from inside of me
The sound of waves in a pool of water
Im drowning in my nostalgia
-David Sylvian, Nostalgia –
Lilly and Clematis in different stages of their life.
In the season of white wild roses
We two went hand in hand
But now in the ruddy autumn
Together already we stand.
O pale pearl-necklace that wandered
O’er the white-thorn’s tangled head!
The white-thorn is turned to russet
The pearls to purple and red!
On the topmost orchard branches
It then was crimson and snow
Where now the gold-red apples
Burn on the turf below.
And between the trees the children
In and out run hand in hand
And, with smiles that answer their smiling
We two together stand.
A Song of Spring and Autumn – Francis Turner Palgrave
Seen on a meadow today.
“There is a flower, a little flower With silver crest and golden eye, That welcomes every changing hour, And weathers every sky.”
– James Montgomery –
The yellow stuff is blossoming. The ratio wheat to canola is about 1:10. Seems to be a profitable thing.
In the garden, after the rain.
Here comes the rain again
falling on my head like a memory
falling on my head like a new emotion
I want to walk in the open wind
I want to talk like lovers do
I want to dive into your ocean
is it raining with you
– Here comes the rain again : Eurythmics –
Spring makes a short break this weekend (but that’s ok, nature needs the rain), and our almond tree is fully in bloom. Like almost every year, I simply have to post a picture of an almond blossom, even it’s a very common subject ;).
After a long and dark winter, it’s so nice to see nature’s awakening again. Though the nights are still cold, we had warm temperatures (17-20° C) the last days and the sun is shining from a clear blue sky. Yet our catkin is blooming and the first diligent bees are on the job. This weekend the daylight saving time begins here in Germany, always a sign for me that the better days (weather- and photography-related) are arriving.
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus
As mentioned before, the circle is almost complete.
For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad. ~Edwin Way Teale
Camera: Olympus E-30 | Focal: 35mm | Shutter: 1/2s | ISO: 200 | Aperture: f/10
Finally, burning leafs are here again.
How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days. ~John Burroughs
I guess my maple will loose it’s leaves soon because of the already frosty nights. But sunshine today, hope to take some autumn shots.
Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter. ~Carol Bishop Hipps
Some beach grass impressions.
“I have always loved the beach. The smell of the salty water, the wind in my face, the gentle roar of the waves all combine to create a sense of peace and calm.” – Unknown
A dandelion seed head from below. Did I already mention that I don’t really like dandelions (in my garden) at all? But sometimes yet again ;).
“The miracles of nature do not seem miracles because they are so common. If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world.” – Unknown