489. Departing summer hath assumed an aspect tenderly illumed… ~William Wordsworth

The morrow was a bright September morn;
The earth was beautiful as if newborn;
There was nameless splendor everywhere…
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


September’s steeds galloped, instead of meekly sauntering, in this year and by doing so apparently dealt an injurious blow to the heat beast. As a result our temps have lowered much earlier than usual, and now that the equinox is only a week away, the opening of autumn’s gates could bring even more delicious temperatures since windy chariots driven on gusts of arctic-born winds have already brought snow to northern regions. So it is that though parched by summer’s savage sun, a fair amount of the garden’s ragged “citizenry” have already started reviving and putting on new growth. In addition to the lower temperatures, the encouragement for them to make a come back has been spurred on by the little bit of rain we’ve recently had. Now if all continues to go well both of those circumstances as well as more rain from the storms they’re predicting will insure that before life and death embrace for the year’s last dance, a generous measure of new blooms will grace the garden. The only downside to all this is that the hummingbirds may have to head south a bit sooner, but until then I shall continue to be enchanted by their daylong visits to flowers and the feeder. And I, happy witness that am I to all of this, yet gets to fill her cup to the brim on my little piece of the Lord’s Eden!

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. ~Philippians 4:8   ✝

16 thoughts on “489. Departing summer hath assumed an aspect tenderly illumed… ~William Wordsworth

  1. Sounds as if you all are enjoying a snippet of fall. Now hopefully, with the final passing of this stalled front, the rain and oppressive humidity have been sent packing. I’m hoping to dry out, cool out and to hopefully get out. . .outside that is and tend to the end of summer and prep for the start of fall 🙂 I hope the cooler temps have lifted your spirits!
    Hugs and love to you—Julie


    • It was a bigger snippet last week, but still only in the high 80’s to low 90’s but that is much better than it usually is this early in September. I do hope you dry out quickly so you can get to work. I’ve been doing a little each day here and it feels great to be able to do that. Love and many hugs to you too, sweetie pie! N ❤


  2. …my little piece of the Lord’s Eden!… what a beautiful description of a garden!
    I love William Wordsworth’s poetry… merci Natalie 🙂 Have a nice day ♥


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