Saturday, September 13, 2008

Do You See It?

.... oh, it's there, alright.

Autumn's graceful entrance into the world. Change is in the air, but it is subtle. Have you noticed? The early morning sunlight slanted through the tree branches like golden rods of promise? The train whistle slowly drifts a little more loudly these days on the cooler morning air.....and lingers just a little bit longer as it rythmically chugs through town... Mornings are a gift if you rise up early enough...cool breeze, frisky kitties, happy hummingbirds. Plants seem to look at each other in the garden and say..'Wow. We made it. We made it through another Arizona summer!' Airplanes rumble on ascent overhead....slow, methodical...and just a little bit longer...as they disappear into the blue. Gentle breezes drift by of promises in the days ahead... Night beckons for opened windows....to push the stiffling machine-cooled air out ... and let the pure coolness of the night air be inhaled in. The sun seems to be aquiencing to the fact that its angry hold on daytime is coming to an end...and it, too, submissively sinks in the western horizon...almost seeming to be a bit grateful that the hot fire of summer is finally dying down and on its way out. Wind chimes softly herald the coming of shorter days....and longer nights. Earth lets out a collective sigh at the passage of intensity and heat.... eager for the shift. Relaxing....peaceful....preparing.....

I made this video last year from the ya-ya's annual trek up to the woods. In honor of Autumn at our doorstep, I offer it again....and hope that it brings you autumnal blessings for your day.
*Note.... scroll down to the red music player on the left and pause Ms. Krall for a moment before beginning the video so that you may hear another golden voice serenade. Enjoy.


video

5 comments:

Just Joni said...

Absolutely stunning and beautifully choreographed...love your words and tribute to this beautiful time of year. There's just something about the cooler weather and nature's color change that is good for the soul ~

Nonnie said...

beautifully said....and i HAVE so been noticing the ever so subtle changes in the days....i think that is the exact coversation my roses had...we made it...as they are all budding and blooming this past week..and i have had doors open and coffe out on the porch...love the promise in the air.
hugs on this lovely saturday, vb
kimberly

Chickenbells said...

It's certainly happening in my little corner of the world as well...it's getting more and more dramatic as well. I keep walking outside during the day and am pleased to find it so cool...

Now, to decorate the mantle...

Nonnie said...

just making sure you haven't run off with or been kidnapped by the fall fairy, dear vb.....although that wouldn't probably be a bad thing adventure! :)
hoping you are enjoying these wee bit cooler mornings and promise!
hugs,
kimberly

Jolene George said...

Oh how I love fall and your pictures warm my heart. I've missed you so much sweet friend although I haven't been a very good one lately. Just know I truly care about you sweetie! (((hugs)))