As Summer into Autumn slips
And yet we sooner say
"The Summer" than "the
Autumn," lest
We turn the sun away,

And almost count it an
Affront
The presence to concede
Of one however lovely, not
The one that we have loved -

So we evade the charge of
Years
On one attempting shy
The Circumvention of the
Shaft
Of Life’s Declivity

--Emily Dickinson

The transition of summer into autumn is
such a lovely time of the year. Herein
we are blessed with the end of the 
season’s flowers and the changing
of the leaves; cooler temperatures that
bring relief from the summer heat; and
new beginnings that bring hope for a
brighter future.

It is a time of harvest of summer’s
bounty -- pumpkins, apples,corn to name
a few. With holidays just around the
corner our thoughts turn to family,
friends and joyous times of
celebration.

In life it is a beautiful
time as well, one of
reflection on where we
have been and
where we are going.   

We are not quite ready,
however, to turn the
sun away and concede
to that penultimate
season of life that
comes before declivity.
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4 responses »

  1. Beautiful shots of a beautiful state at a beautiful time. 🙂

  2. enmanscamera says:

    that is a nice shot of a spider web, well done.

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