Saturday, July 23, 2011

Late July





















Nature lies disheveled pale,
With her feverish lips apart, 
-Day by day the pulses fail,
Nearer to her bounding heart;
Yet that slackened grasp doth hold
Store of pure and genuine gold;
Quick thou comest, strong and free,
Type of all the wealth to be, 
-Goldenrod!


Elaine Goodale Eastman (1863 - 1953)
from All round the Year, Verses from Sky Farm

7 comments:

Louise said...

Oh, you have goldenrod. Can Fall be far behind? I hope you're dealing OK with this heat. We're getting a break today, temps are still in the 70's and there is a cool breeze. It's WONDERFUL!!!

Dog Trot Farm said...

Goldenrod...so soon...I'm not ready...Ginny, your photos and verse both lovely. Hope you are enjoying summer, greetings from Maine, Julie.

Genny said...

Louise, I was surprised to see the goldenrod blooming so early, but it's everywhere now. And I couldn't resist taking photos of it because it's so beautiful. I have to say that even with all this heat, listening to the cicadas in the evening, I feel the first hints of fall in my heart.

Julie, I know what you mean! Thank you for your kind comments. I hope that it's cooler there in Maine than it has been here. It was 102 when I left work on Friday afternoon. When I left for work that morning, it was 78 degrees at 5 a.m. and yucky humid.

Have either of you seen fireflies? I didn't see any this year from where I live.

Fowl Ideas said...

The "next blog" button hath delivered me unto your presence.

Don't forget to vote early and often, and always wear a hat where wild pidgeons roam the quiet countryside.

Knatolee said...

The goldenrod seems early this year! My bees will be all over it soon. The honey they make from it is nice but granulates faster than honey from earlier in the season.

Genny said...

Knat, it does seem early. I think despite the heat, fall is definitely on the way. I'm so glad!! What does the goldenrod honey taste like? I'll be it's wonderful.

jennifer richard said...

nice blog