Into Winter

Krider Gardens

Just into winter I will submit a bit of color from the summer months.  We all know I like flowers.  I like them far too much as subjects.

Krider Gardens

The scrumptious color, the sensual shape of the petal, the golden light of late afternoon all make them an irresistible target.

Krider Gardens

Krider Gardens

To Summer

William Blake

O thou who passest thro’ our valleys in
Thy strength, curb thy fierce steeds, allay the heat
That flames from their large nostrils! thou, O Summer,
Oft pitched’st here thy goldent tent, and oft
Beneath our oaks hast slept, while we beheld
With joy thy ruddy limbs and flourishing hair.

Beneath our thickest shades we oft have heard
Thy voice, when noon upon his fervid car
Rode o’er the deep of heaven; beside our springs
Sit down, and in our mossy valleys, on
Some bank beside a river clear, throw thy
Silk draperies off, and rush into the stream:
Our valleys love the Summer in his pride.

Our bards are fam’d who strike the silver wire:
Our youth are bolder than the southern swains:
Our maidens fairer in the sprightly dance:
We lack not songs, nor instruments of joy,
Nor echoes sweet, nor waters clear as heaven,
Nor laurel wreaths against the sultry heat.

Krider Gardens

Red – Day One

Here we are at another Day One, months after I said I would never do this again.  And I think this one may be more of a challenge with the additional work I have unwittingly given myself. They say that some are wise and some are otherwise.  I shall reserve my judgment for now…

Tis be Day One - Redfully so!

Tis be Day One – Redfully so!

The Red Dress by Dorothy Parker
I always saw, I always said
If I were grown and free,
I’d have a gown of reddest red
As fine as you could see,

To wear out walking, sleek and slow,
Upon a Summer day,
And there’d be one to see me so
And flip the world away.

And he would be a gallant one,
With stars behind his eyes,
And hair like metal in the sun,
And lips too warm for lies.

I always saw us, gay and good,
High honored in the town.
Now I am grown to womanhood….
I have the silly gown.