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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Wide open spaces...


 Who, besides me, loves clouds like this?

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The photo in the previous post, Hidden Silk, is a milkweed pods gone to seed.  And the title Hidden Silk comes from the following poem:

SEPTEMBER

by: Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885)

    HE golden-rod is yellow;
    The corn is turning brown;
    The trees in apple orchards
    With fruit are bending down.
     
    The gentian's bluest fringes
    Are curling in the sun;
    In dusty pods the milkweed
    Its hidden silk has spun.
     
    The sedges flaunt their harvest,
    In every meadow nook;
    And asters by the brook-side
    Make asters in the brook.
     
    From dewy lanes at morning
    The grapes' sweet odors rise;
    At noon the roads all flutter
    With yellow butterflies.
     
    By all these lovely tokens
    September days are here,
    With summer's best of weather,
    And autumn's best of cheer.
     
    But none of all this beauty
    Which floods the earth and air
    Is unto me the secret
    Which makes September fair.
     
    'T is a thing which I remember;
    To name it thrills me yet:
    One day of one September
    I never can forget.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Hidden silk...


 This is the first one of the fall for me...it was taken September 8.  I saw one or two more, but most were still green.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Seed pod, pt 2


 The seeds look like some kind of eggs waiting to hatch.
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