Monday, September 8, 2014

september days shortening

 over at thee new place
arbor vitae shingles 
 the first books in my studio
 late fall greens: 
kale, lettuce, broccoli rape, spinach
 back home, 
the neighbor's harvest
 near their stripey roof
 asters and goldenrod
autumn neighbors
a light show nearby.
day three of students, check.
it's a busy and rich
group of students... very different
but good.
this coming weekend: a book arts event 
in maine, near new brunswick.
i forgot to mention monarchs--
it used to be that
you could see loose clouds of them
along my hedgerow
as they prepped for whatever migration they were on.
but lately there are few.
today i saw maybe ten which made my heart soar.
and when i saw two sky dancing 
in proximity, and,
well, i just had to dance a little myself.


Alice said...

I really like the looks of that frog. Books moving in makes it look very official. Books first, everything else follows.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Alice - books first, yeah! oh the light in the pictures, softer- the season is changing.

neki desu said...

home is where the books are.

Mo Crow said...

you'll be in the new house for winter Velma?
and of the monarchs... that is bittersweet news

Velma Bolyard said...

alice, books first, indeed. and a happy, well fed frog.
jean, of course you see the change in light!
neki, yep!
mc, maybe, but i have my house to sell. any monarchs are better than what we've seen in the last few years.

Fiona Dempster said...

shingles for shelter, food, friends, books and rainbows - life is good.

Velma Bolyard said...

fiona, it surely is!

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