03 August 2011

august morning

mornings like this one, i want to wrap up and tuck away for a winter's day. bottle a day like today in a mason jar and take it out and drink it when it's cold and snowy. fold it tightly into the pages of a book so it will burst forth as i read by the woodstove in early darkness. stick it in a shaker box and put it on a shelf til january so i can take it down and marvel at its light and hold its warmth to my cheek. but the best i can do is to still my heart, and watch and listen, then breathe deeply of august before i depress the shutter release, and hope the resulting photo will capture the essence of this splendid summer morning.

6 comments:

Nora said...

I hope for you that it works. Wouldn't it be nice if we could also capture the scent of an August day?

Linda Chapman said...

It did indeed!!
Down here in Texas we are simply trying to survive August!! 111 degrees today!
I can only imagine YOUR August weather!

susan t. landry said...

beautifully wrtiten, chris. right there with you, for sure!

Chelsea said...

This is an incredibly beautiful picture. Morning glories are my favorite flower. You've inspired me today, so thank you very much.

chris said...

Nora, you are right. the air smells wonderful first thing in the morning in summer! Linda Chapman, i've been reading about your heat wave. i love summer and warmth, but those temps are scary! be safe and stay cool! susan t. landry, you inspire me still! Chelsea, thank you for your kind words. i'm so happy you liked the picture!

Star said...

Lovely, thank you.