Monday, September 19, 2011

Drawing to a Close

Chilly nights and cool days signal the ending of yet another summer.  The grape vines are heavily laden with fruit as the leaves begin to turn brown.

 Wild flowers still bloom but not with the profusion of a few weeks ago

Hummingbird visits to the feeders have dropped dramatically indicating that their autumn migration has begun.

Autumn holds much promise; promise of natural beauty far exceeding anything the other seasons can offer, but her beauty is fleeting as the cold gray days of winter rush in upon her heels.  It is with some regret that I bid summer good-by but at the same time anticipate the coming autumn splendor with eagerness.


9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous hummingbird! we've still got ours here in Texas so i'll feed any others that show up on their way winging through to points further south. looking forward to your autumn scenes. :)

Arija said...

I love your attitude, as you regretfully farewell one friend, you joyfully greet another. This is, after all what the seasons teach us that life is ever changing and still the same.
Wonderful hummingbird shot!!!
The first shot with the nesting box and grape vine heavy with fruit in the golden light personifies autumnal wealth and the ragged daisy the end of careless summer.
A wonderful post Coy.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great shots. Yes,autumn leads to winter but each season has it's own beauty.

Chris said...

Yes end of the summer and for us, this is the time where you have storms and birds lsot in Iceland. THese last two days have been crazy... Wow amte, this hummingbird shot is splendid!

Meggie said...

Gee Coy, I sense a bit of poetry behind all the beautiful photography. Perhaps another career as a poet?

Elaine said...

Beautiful photos and thoughts. Our leaves are falling rapidly and winter won't be far behind. We're heading down to the swap meet at Hershey the beginning of October so we'll catch some of your fall color and hopefully some up in New England. When we get back to Alaska we'll definitely be coming home to snow.

Kekiinani said...

Amazing Hummer!! WOW I love it.. Autumn is a wonderful time of year if you are on the mainland and the leaves are turning. Not much to say about Autumn here. :)

Country Mouse Studio said...

I too am sad to see summer leave but those are beautiful photos

Montanagirl said...

I think is ready to make an appearance! Your photos are beautiful. I love the Hummer shot.