875. The foliage began losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many. ~Adapted quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Lord, it is time.
Summer has been very big.
Lay thy shadow on the sundials,
and on the meadows let the winds go loose.
Command the last fruits that they shall be full;
give them only a few more southerly days,
~Adapted quote by Rainer Maria Rilke

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September days have the warmth of summer in their briefer hours but in their lengthening evenings a prophetic breath of autumn.  The cricket chirps in the noontide, making the most of what remains of his brief life.  The bumblebee is busy among the blossoms of the aftermath, and their shrill and dreamy hum hold the outdoor world above the voices of the songbirds, now silent or departed. ~Rowland E. Robinson

Awake, north wind, and come, south wind! Blow on my garden, that its fragrance may spread everywhere. Let my beloved come into his garden and taste its choice fruits. ~Song of Songs 4:16  ✝

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21 thoughts on “875. The foliage began losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many. ~Adapted quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes

    • Oh, how fun to see your sweet face! And to hear such a lovely comment from your lips. I hope you are having a marvelous time. I’m looking so forward to your return. I’m trying to be a brave little soldier, but I really miss you. Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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      • I miss you as well— I thought about you today as the wild fushia is prolific and gorgeous — today the wild rose hips were like giant cherries– every patch shade of green is punctuated by a profusion of white polka dots—- aka sheep — I’ve decided to stay– getting some land with a rock house which has a red door, a couple of sheep– of which I’ll raise to sheer, selling the wool– it’ll be a place known as ” cookie’s woollies” 🐑🐏
        And no, I’ve not been over indulging in the Guinness 😎
        Hugs to you dear friend— o’cookie

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      • So good to hear from you. I’m so glad you are having a great time! You’re house sounds wonderful and I adore sheep. So when I move to Paris, we’ll have to visit each other often.
        It’s only a short flight from Paris to Ireland. Can’t wait to hear more about it when you get back. Love and hugs to you too, my friend, Madame Natalie

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  1. My spare time is limited,just a quick visit to Natalie’s Cosmos to get some pure light.The song of songs … has reached my garden too and your brilliant post brightened my day!Best wishes for a wonderful Fall weekend! Hugs :),Doda ❤

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