Saturday, 8 August 2009

Lammas......




The fields are silent now, no bird song early morning, or rustle of the corn
when the wind blows, above us the sky is blue and as fragile as egg shell........
on Lammas Eve the Goddess weeps for the loss of the God who is cut down with the corn releasing his energy and power once more into the land.
I have felt the gentle turn of the year, the mornings are damp, and the evenings more dusky, fruit is ripe and the trees are full. Our fingers are red with blackberry juice, hips and haws in tangles on the bushes grow berry red bright and I feel draw outside now all of the time...as if to cherish and touch the last precious weeks of summer, breathing in deeply as the flower petal's fall in silence..............
Thank you so much for your lovely comments.
Lynn xxxx

33 comments:

Kickcan and Conkers said...

So beautiful , a joy to read and see. Thank you...

alette siri ane said...

Yes and I always await this time of year with anticipation,The wonderful colors of the leaves ,the clear air,.I love the fall and winter to come

Mary Poppins said...

What beautiful words for us to hear.

Thank you :)

X

katiebird said...

I sure do love reading about your days, Lynn. Thank you for sharing, I cherish each word.

Lyn said...

What beautiful words painting a picture in my mind.
Love
Lyn
xxx

Lilla Blanka said...

Hi Lynn!

Beautiful...!

Oh you have been to Sweden. I hope the weather was ok. We have had a really rainy and cold summer this year. But these past few days it´s been about 30C and sunny...the weather is strange nowadays.

Big hug ♥
Mia

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

There is a very tiny, subtle change of light herel. It's still quite hot, but autumn is making his way here.

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

My favorite time of year is approaching and you brought it in with the most perfect words. Thank you~

Annie said...

August is a message to me that we have at least 6-8 more weeks of heat. Late September the heat subsides but then by October/November, the burn days have started and smoke fills the air as refuse heaps from the fields are burned. But it isn't all uncomfortable and the mornings have the most glorious sunrises thanks to the smoke tinged air.

Mari said...

Beautiful words... Thank you!

Primchick said...

Mmmm... is that Bread pudding I see..?
Request a thick slice & a black earl gray tea please.. Yum..!
Marion ;0)

Rostrose said...

Hello & Servus, this is Traude from Austria! Today is the first time I visit your blog (I'm very new in "Bloggetonia") - it's very creative, individual and special; I like it! I hope it is okay to link to your site? Best wishes, Traude

Ulla said...

As lovely as you are my dear!
Blessings and kisses
Ulla

Kay said...

I saw the ripening blackberries today as well..how can this be...surely summer han't arrived yet!! I love the autumn but feel short changed that the summer didn't happen...I love that frame with the scraps of french fabric in...gorgeous. xx

ANGLESEY ALLSORTS said...

Thankyou for your beautiful words - they made me slow down, go into the garden and look and feel.
Damsons are nearly ripe inthe hedgerow, and blackberries too!
x vicky x

Diane Costanza said...

What can I say? Just lovely.

cocoa and blankets said...

I would love to see the world through your eyes and describe it through words like yours...you make everything ordinary extraordinary.....

Mo'a said...

Ah, yes!!! Nature's gifts.

Christine Crocker of Deerfield Farm said...

dearest Lyn,

lovely lovely....
lovely.

this time of year is as anticipated as spring, but lovelier I think.

such lovely words.

Christine

Laura said...

Beautiful prose...and the third photograph is exquisite..
Thank you for sharing..
Laura

Regina said...

Hi Lynn,

Wonderful words and beautiful pictures.Thanks!!!!!

Have a nice week my friend.
A bear hugs from Regina

Henna said...

Hi there sweet Lynn :-)

I´m so glad your visit to Sweden pleased you. I strolled down the old town in the beginning of july when getting my son on the boat to start his military service.He is doing fine overthere and I miss him.
Isn´t it unbelievable how time flies by?! I hope you have had time to smell the roses, do nice things, spending time with your family...and I hope your are feeling well.
Adorable pictures as always..and you and Adrian are looking good :-)

All the best to you!
Have a lovely week!

Hugs! Anne

Annabelle said...

Sweet and Lovely words describing Summer's silent passing.
Hugs Annabelle

Mrs Boho said...

So true; my most favourite time of the year!

Annabelle said...

Lynn,
Tell your husband this!
Years ago,around the summer of 1982in Ottawa I went with some friends to see Mike Oldfield at the National Art Centre.I was lucky enough to get free passes to the party following the show. I even got to meet him back stage and got an autogrph from him. I called my boyfriend to say I was invited at the Lord Elgin Hotel with the band after the show and his reply was "We are getting married soon what are you doing" something like that not exact words but I think he was uncomfortable with the idea after all I was a very neive girl then,so I never did follow thru with the invite and regret it to this day. I also was lucky another time to be invited to the Jethro Tull party and that one I went to, but that's another story...hehee!
Mike Oldfield is amazing,just adore him.Your husband has excellent taste.
Hugs Annabelle

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Lynn you're words are like music to our ears and your images even more serene.
Thank you for bringing such beauty to my life!
Carole

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Dear poetic Lynn! A pleasure to visit as always...I just love your fragment of French fabric in its crusty old frame - a delight.

Hope you enjoyed some sunshine today,
Niki x

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Almost time for hedgerow jam making.
And while you are drawn out of doors to cherish the waning moments of summer, I shall sneak into your kitchen and taste your tempting baking.
A beautiful post Lynn!
xo Susan

a mermaids purse said...

A beautiful blog, such wonderful and stunningly detailed paintings---such beautiful words too
x A real inspiration! x

x kazzy x

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Enjoy your harvest season Lynn...as we in the Land Down Under feel the gentle turn also...the days are that tiny bit longer...Beautifully written words...Blessings to you, Dzintra♥x

Martine said...

Always love to read you, I can see it all in front of me and love the words full of beauty and colours, love Martine

christelle said...

Voilà de délicieuses gourmandises qui donnent envie de ne pas étre très raisonnable !

Summer Gypsy said...

Beautiful words, Lynn! They so capture our waning summer hours here in the Deep South. The food looks so yummy!!! Your blog is so special!
Have a blissful Saturday!
Blessings,
Marilyn