Saturday, September 23, 2006

Last Night Of Summer Spectacular Show



As I headed down to the barn to round up the sheep last night, I was sidetracked by this sky. There was no escaping it. Standing perfectly still in bedazzled, wide-eyed wonderment was mandatory.



Obviously summer was not going down without one last breathtaking display, and I inhaled it as deeply as I could.



As an added attraction, there was a special reappearance of the dragonflies, who I hadn't seen in such profusion in weeks, and who I'd been wanting to write about since the opening of Dragonfly Days back at the start of summer. This is one of my favorite happenings on the farm. Hundreds of them appear at a time. But some things are so magical they cannot begin to be accurately described in words. Nor can they be photographed.



The entire show lasted only a few moments, and then the sky went back to being just the sky.

But when I returned to the house after finally tucking in and counting all the sheep, I discovered that something surprisingly special had occurred. The dragonflies had landed on my photos.

Of course these little specks cannot in any way compare to the real things. But they are there. Captured by my camera. I can see them flitting about. And I am reminded of how very real and wonderful they are.

Until next year. Farewell, dragonflies. Farewell, summer
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19 comments:

  1. Excellent photos, FG; the wording is so wistfully sweet. Thank you yet again for another fitting and down-to-earth tribute to the beauty that surrounds you on the farm.

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  2. gorgeous! I am so loving the change in the weather. We've had a week of rain after one of the driest summers on record, and it even cleared up for the bonfire last night.

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  3. how wonderful! I love dragonflies, and I'm glad when other people stop to see the sun set. Happy Autumn to you Farmgirl.

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  4. I can almost imagine being there and seeing the beauty of the sky and the dragonflies. They are such a welcome change from the heat of our summer!

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  5. wonderment...simply lovely...

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  6. What a beautiful post! I close my eyes and can see your dragonflies...

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  7. Country skies, gorgeous!

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  8. I agree Farmgirl,dragonflies are amazing creatures... I can definitely see them in your picture! Great sky pics... I'm already missing summer!!

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  9. wonderful..I miss them, we don't have them here that much.

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  10. Absolutely FABULOUS!!!! I have never seen such a beautiful sky...simply breathtaking. Thaks for sharing

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  11. i am just a little further south than you in TN and yesterday my granddaughter an i were traveling through an awful rain storm, when the skies cleared, she screamed " meme, look at the bright yellow sun" and to think that was the same sun that just a few hours later would gave you such a spectacular show. sometimes when i read your thoughts you seem so far away, but you really aren't love reading about Farmgirl

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  12. Oh my... I'm allready longing for summer. Especially after seeing those beautiful pictures... *sigh*

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  13. Sometimes the sky is the best picture show ever. The dragonflies were an unexpected bonus. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Mother Nature knows how -- and when! -- to put on a show.

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  15. Breathtakingly fabulous!!! You are very lucky to have such skies...

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  16. Dragonflies are so beautiful, but aren't they noisy when you get a lot of them in one place. There is a Dragonfly museum near where we live in England, it makes a fascinating day out. Very beautiful countryside and very informative, especially the guided dragonfly walks.

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  17. nice pictures!

    blog hopping...

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  18. Soooo beautiful and peaceful!

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