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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Skywatch Friday: take it easy

Behold, my kinda' sky: blue, calm, nicely tinting the lake below it.  September on one of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes has a melancholy aspect that maybe only I can see, but. . .
Ernest Hemingway mentions the contrast between spring and fall he experienced in Paris in   
 A Moveable Feast:
With so many trees in the city, you could see the spring coming each day until a night of warm wind would bring it suddenly in one morning. Sometimes the heavy cold rains would beat it back so that it would seem that it would never come and that you were losing a season out of your life. This is the only truly sad time in Paris because it was unnatural. You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintry light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen...

Visit more skies @ Skywatch Friday, after which I hope you'll set down your burdens and enjoy the Labor Day weekend with my best wishes!

9 comments:

jabblog said...

It's impossible to ignore the shortening of the days, the blessed warmth of the sun for fewer hours, the changing of the leaves. Autumn has its own beauty but it holds only the promise of cold winter to come.

Donna said...

Beautiful view Noni!!
Have a great day!
hughugs

Gary said...

You're not the only person seeing fall coming!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sivinden said...

A peaceful place:)

Dimple said...

It is beautiful! I like fall, even if it does precede winter!

I am in Sagle.

Kim, USA said...

Very beautiful landscape, like it!

My Sunset

raf said...

Fall is near and yes, the cold of winter close behind, but your image today of that idyllic setting is fully appreciated - today. Wonderful, Noni!

Pietro said...

Very fine landscape, Noni!
Beautiful that pale pink of the sky reflecting in the water!

J. Kwiatkowski-Schuler said...

I start to feel sad about fall when you can hear the crickets all day long... and then you hear the crickets thinning out. Then the leaves are all falling and at night you hear just that one cricket out there, and you feel sad.