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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Gods of the garden return


Another attempt at what I call 'capturing the essence' of a moment, and my feeling in that moment. I think the top photo succeeded.

The globe thistle have once again put on their annual show. This staging is better than Shakespeare in the Park, as we have a private performance all to ourselves, and the show continues on and on for more than week. We take many intermissions, as the splendor of these magnificent Gods renders one sleepy at times, so much purple and beauty to soak in at each viewing.

The grounds and fields are browned out, the dust feels slightly deader than spring dust. August is a time for me to rest more, stay slightly hidden from the sun. I find my energy flow is much more inward, and it is only in September that I begin to flow again. So if my writing feels somewhat sleepy, somewhat dusty, it's just the August in me.



6 comments:

Cathy said...

Gorgeous photos, especially the silhouettes.

Apifera Farm said...

A friend who read this post just emailed me and told me that in Asian cultures August is considered the Fifth Season...interesting.

oneartistjournal said...

I came here via carla Sonheim...I LOVE LOVE your work...
XOXOrly

Apifera Farm said...

thank you, orly- this was the first email I had today, so it was nice....

maccandace said...

Those globe thistle are beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen any in person. Your photos do capture that elusive essence.

Cat B said...

Like these rhythms—inwards and outwards. Need them both to make good music!

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