Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The last day of summer

It is the last day of summer
At the beach the water was really cold
I had it all to myself, maybe it just got old.


I saw this heron fly off today
Wonder where he would go
Perhaps on a new beach to play
He never said, so I don't know.


Love really is the reason
Why you force yourself
From being in another
Situation like you had
Before, before and before.


Don’t close your eyes
On the dreams that
Are within you.
 
Don’t turn away
From feelings that
Come from your heart.






The best apples are free, or at least the ones you are given permission to pick. This was not what a parent thought when an orchard owner had found her son’s glasses. He had lost them turning upside down, to get up into the tree, to eat the highest apple she thought. At least they were in a case with his name. The orchard owner assured her children were always allowed to eat what they picked, since she was so near the school. She knew the boy personally from all of his questions, and making sure personally that it was okay to enjoy her apples. The glasses were returned with a big sack of apples. They made the most wonderful pie.The wonderful smell drifted off, carried on a gentle prairie breeze.



16 comments:

  1. Wonderful words and wonderful pictures as well. So glad that the glasses were returned!

    Jane

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  2. Great pictures, Great poem, Great little apple story, and to top it off you have a Great new look!

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  3. Wonderful photos, it must have been great to have that beach all to yourself.

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  4. Beautiful pictures. I really enjoyed them all.

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  5. love the new look, the thoughts and the photos are beautiful. Hope fall is long and sunny

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  6. Great photographs again.
    Here summer does not want to give way to autumn yet.
    Costas

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  7. Wonderful pictures. Are these your original words?
    "Love really is the reason
    Why you force yourself
    From being in another
    Situation like you had
    Before, before and before."

    So true.

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  8. I appreciate the last stanza in your poem... "Don't close your eyes on the dreams that are within you." It was good to be reminded of that. It is so easy, as an adult, to do that, is it not? Thank you for reminding me.

    As for the apples, there is a farmer we know who scolds a child even for picking up a rotten apple to eat the good part if it is on his land, or from his trees. Bless this farmer's heart, who sees and loves the children. That's the way I'd rather live.

    Beautiful.

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  9. Yes, yesterday was the last day of summer ( we had a very nice and hot weather) and today is the first day of Fall. The temperatue is 14°centigrade this morning but no sun. This after the temperature will be lower as yesterday. I do no like this season because it is the signal of Winter.
    As says my friend Julia (who called yesterday evening for mu husband's birthday) enjoy your Fall !

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  10. ps...would love a picture of the harvest moon over your Iowa prairies!

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  11. Nice series of pictures! And my favorite is the beach picture it looks so serene.

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  12. Thanks for the great input.The lost glasses were mine when I was 13.I still ask tons of questions, but would love to have a piece of that pie.The 1st is a Amish market I go to.

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  13. "Love really is the reason
    Why you force yourself
    From being in another
    Situation like you had
    Before, before and before".

    I couldn't agree more! :D

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  14. Amish fall markets, deserted beaches and State Parks all to myself in southern Minnesota. The good life. I was glad to see and read your Iowa version. :)

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  15. awesome photos... i love the first one.. the horse-drawn carriage. but of course your butterfly is gorgeous... love the color and detail.

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