Tuesday, September 04, 2012

September 3rd, 2012


This sweet picture of deer borrowed from the 'people on the meadow' in the Cariboo
who are fortunate to have these lovely wild meadow grasses
and tender wild four footed creatures to feed on them.

"Unnoticed,
the passage has occurred;
as I brood,
autumn dusk
dewdrops fall on my pillow.

The voices of insects
and the deer by the fence
as one,
disturb me to tears
this autumn dusk."

and this poem. written by 
Princess Shikishi
High Priestess of Kamo Shrine
d. 1201, Japan
 a wonderful environmental poetess whose voice echoes 
over the centuries.

A cool sunny day whose morning we have spent doing intricate things to the Roman Blind in our bedroom, -
quite an elegant curtain, but feckless in that it could not be relied upon to stay where it belonged,
and was forever falling down.......

Soon we will not have to lower it to keep the bedroom shaded from the afternoon sun -
we will, indeed, be glad of any afternoon sun as before Christmas comes
the sun will be setting behind the south-west hills and
will never shine on the Roman Blind again until spring arrives.

In the meantime we have these two marvelous months to enjoy -
September and October.
Blue skies, sunny days, wild skies, and glorious shades of fall.






Life is good....

5 comments:

Lorac said...

What a nice way to bring us to terms with Autumn! I have a friend in Japan and I am always surprised to see how much Japan looks like the Province I live in, Ontario.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful Fall Hildred -- and a beautiful poem from long ago by someone who was ahead of her time. How lovely.

Reader Wil said...

What a lovely series of autumn photos! I do hope you are both doing well. I am glad to see you on my blog. I wish you a wonderful day tomorrow and a great weekend.

Barb said...

Change - fall is tiptoeing into your valley turning garden, trees, and grasses into masterpieces! That's a wonderful poem Hildred.

Hildred and Charles said...

Oh, photos are all from last year, - just something to look forward to! We are still green and summery, but fall is in the lovely crisp cool air.