Friday, November 27, 2015

The In-Between

As the season comes to an end
Autumn begins her graceful departure
and for a moment there is a stillness in the air

Geese consult about their migration with noisy honks
and conduct practice flights overhead

Leaves collect on the ground
swept into giant mounds by the increasingly chill wind

Sweaters become everyday items

As all of nature prepares for what lies ahead

And the stillness lingers

Bulrushes poke through the grasses
stiff and silent
ignoring the holes that open up in their furry hides

Small creatures take shelter

While fields of wildflowers borrow the glow of the
setting sun to burst into golden flame

and the stillness lingers

Autumn dips her brush in the
best colours of the season
and gives us something to remember
all winter long.


  1. Beautifully said! lovely pictures. Groetjes, Hetty

  2. Stunning photos Rosemary! I especially liked one of flying geese and sun rays through clouds.

  3. Wow! What can I say? I'm speechless, it's so beautiful!

  4. Love your combination of words and images which compliment each other perfectly - where do your Geese migrate to?

    1. Thank you so much Rosemary for your kind words :) The Canada Geese in my photos should be heading to the warmer temperatures of southern U.S. and Mexico but my understanding is that many of them no longer bother to make the trip. They fly the least distance they have to and often end up hanging around the outskirts of populated areas. They love our large, green, park spaces and unfortunately are considered a messy, aggressive, nuisance.

  5. Rosemary
    always I admire your photos and great lyrics.
    You're doing it perfectly.
    Happy weekend:) *

  6. Truly amazing pictures.
    Opening your photo is good actually but the other pictures are all atmospheric images. I enjoyed this.
    Warm regards, Helma

  7. I looove the dreamy quality of your photography!!! This is such a refreshing blog! I know it's not on the subject of the garden, but I would so love to hear a little about how you get such a soft but simultaneously detailed and close up but large shots of your subjects? Your photos are just so amazing! I love taking pictures of plants but I'm often not satisfied with how much I can fit in the frame and trying to capture that lovely dreamlike, soft quality that you get in yours...I don't know how to describe it other than that! :)
    Thank you for the beauty you share with the world!


Thank you so much for your kind words :)