Sunday, September 10, 2006

A Summer Song

"I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of summer. My bank of wild grass is majestic and full of music. It is a fire that solitude presses againist my lips."

-Violette Ludec Mad in Pursuit

Ok, I admit it, this is a sad weekend, and Monday is the sadest day in the universe, so I think I will concentrate on what was absolutely perfect about this summer, which is about to end...as all things eventually do...

A Summer Song (Chad & Jeremy)

Soft kisses on a summer's day, laughing all our cares away, just you and I.
Sweet sleepy warmth of summer nights, gazing at the distant lights
In the starry sky...

I went to a summer rock concert...

I saw the brush strokes of the master,Claude Monet...

I watched a sunset over San Francisco, from Twin Peaks...

Elvis and I nearly melted in the heat wave, but loved each other through it! :)

I photographed new beginnings...

Shared an afternoon with a new friend :)

I met a squirrel... :)

I watched as a new marriage began...

I photographed perfection of beauty and grace...

And saw the Dahlias bloom in Golden Gate Park...

Chased the Woodstock sculptures around Santa Rosa...

Witnessed true beauty...

Shared an afternoon, and lunch, with a singer...

Visited the wind farm at Altamont...

I saw the inspiration in water lilies...

And watched the fog roll into the Monterey Bay...

They say that all good things must end one day, autumn leaves must fall
But don't you know that it hurt's me so to say goodbye to you
Wish you didn't have to go, oh no, no, no...


And when the rain, beats against my window pane, I'll think of summer days again...and dream of you, and dream of you.

-OndineMonet
"Summer Series 2006"

5 comments:

Gaboatman said...

Carly
A great tribute to summer 2006. I always liked Chad and Jeremy and this was one of my favorites songs from them. It brings back some stong memories. You've shown us great beauty and grace through your lens this summer. It's always a joy to come here and share your little corner of the world.
Sam

Becky said...

What a great way to encapsulate a season. :-)

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Considering you don't even like summer, you've given it a wonderful sendoff!

Nancy said...

Ahh Carly...
Thank you for the much-needed lift on this oh so heavy day.
It's just beautiful.

You're the best.


Nancy

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Unhinged said...

I love all of your photos, but do you know which one is my favorite?

Elvis! What a cutie.