Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Photo A Day For 6 months: Day 130~ The Last Moments Of Summer

"Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you're not required to be who everyone things you are, and that cut grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you have the rest of the. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out."

~Deb Caletti, Honey, Baby Sweetheart

Is there anything sadder than an empty carnival? When I pass scenes like this, I sometimes wonder if maybe there are ghosts riding on the Farris wheel, and perhaps tossing rings in the pursuit of stuffed poodles. LOL. Yes, I am ghost obsessed, but you have to understand, there is cinnamon brooms everywhere, and there are pumpkins beginning to turn orange in the fields in Half Moon Bay and Marin County. And YUM... isn't hot spiced apple cider amazing on a cool autumn morning?

Shoot... lookie there... I am all but ignoring my point. Summer's End. Summer has grown on me in recent years, in fact I have to admit I kinda love it. Or maybe it's the older I get the more I take less for granted. Summer has it's charm, and now that I have given it a chance, I do find it's ending sad. Like no other season, including autumn, you can feel a distinct mourning about it in the air. Fitting I suppose that the very next season gives us one last amazing burst of color and flavor.

When I think about the things I have taken for granted, I want to spend every day making up for lost time. If only my energy level were as enthusiastic as my creativity! LOL.



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jr cline said...

The seasons....Summer, spring, fall, and winter. That is the order I like them. Winter takes the life right out of me. I think I'll die in winter.
These words, "When I think about the things I have taken for granted, I want to spend every day making up for lost time," really hit home with me. I feel that way most all the time.
Nice Farris wheel picture. It's about time to find one of those and take a ride.

Link: http://jrclinephotography.blogspot.com/2012/09/apadf6-127.html

Karen Funk Blocher said...

This is just awesome. You choice of black and white gives it a classic look. Dorothy Gale could have ridden on that Ferris Wheel!