Thursday, September 20, 2012

in and out of focus


i've never liked these dried up brown
giant ferns in autumn
till now-
 but i told myself to look
LOOK
and suddenly my world lit up 
 the papermill danced 
in searing descending sun
 leaving a wild
and peculiar
shadow on the maples 
 sunset behind a bank of clouds
that brought no rain
 and this odd mint, perhaps
(the hint a squared stem)
hugs goldenrod
 much of which
is passing or has seeded entirely
 a basswood seed
 and her propeller leaflet
 a sail for a small freight
payload of seeds
to please sophie.
and wendy looks my way
supper, perhaps, she's thinking
now, please.

17 comments:

aimee said...

i love the way you see the world, and then share with us!

Valerianna said...

I kinda like the brown/green patterning on the ferns. The contrast of the basswood seeds on the shiny surface is cool.

Leslie Avon Miller said...

I love the ferns this time of year. One year I painted some with gesso.
Wendy looks happy and well.

onesmallstitch said...

I love that first picture of the paper mill - I can feel the warmth of the sun on my face. The light and colour are so very fall-ish.

Fiona Dempster said...

Stunning light and details V - I hope this comment makes it thru (I've 'misplaced' 3 lately!). Go well.

Velma said...

aimee, can't help but look!
valerie, i couldn't believe when i got close how beautiful they were.
leslie, WHAT a grand idea!
jean. the mill is very happy right now to be getting some special love (aka cleaning)
fiona, i am sorry it's so hard to comment sometimes...if you new my history with things i or e you would be amazed i can even make a blog post! i may have hexed something.

Susan said...

Love seeing that girl of yours, Wendy.
and I am looking at all the yellows and purples here too - they are so good together.

Alice said...

Browns! So many of them now. Aren't they wonderful.

Mo Crow said...

what an amazing seed sail, love how you share your sense of place!

Velma said...

susan, she keeps me paying attention! the colors are so rich!
mo, seeds sail away-

Velma said...

Alice has left a new comment on your post "in and out of focus":

Browns! So many of them now. Aren't they wonderful.

alice, yes, so lovely

Sophie Munns said...

Love this post Velma.
Given I don't have wifi access up here in the tropics i am scrambling for online time and eve so glad to visit you.
Thanks for lovely seedy message!
x

mansuetude said...

The basswood seed photo is gorgeous.

I have heard of cookie monsters but you have a comment eating monster gobbling my crummy comments in a threshold place between. :)

Leslie said...

You've captured your looking so well here!

Velma Bolyard said...

something in google is eating and /or detaining comments. i shall investigate. thank you all--

neki desu said...

yes, that time of the year when nature is going to seed. such promises!

Velma Bolyard said...

neki, and for you maybe cooling off a bit?

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