Sunday, September 18, 2016

summer's end moon

This week was special here in Middle Europe: it brought ongoing sunny and warm days. Blue skies. Warm evenings. No rain. It probably was the warmest and most stable week of the whole summer, due to some unusual wind-from-the-east, which kept the lingering rain front on the Atlantic at bay (or rather: at sea).

The moon moment above is from Thursday evening. We were sitting outside, and watched the moon rise. Knowing that soon, those days would be over. Which made me the moment even more precious. Now the clouds and the colder temperatures moved in, and the garden finally gets some rain.

There was one afternoon with clouds building, though, and with some raindrops falling - which also induced a rainbow. Then the clouds dissolved again.

We expected the weather to turn since then, and I caught the mood of the week in this small stone / tiny moment:

September rainbow:
Summer bending into
Clouds carried fromthe autumn sea…

So the rainbow also felt like the line beyond each additional sunny day turned into a gift.

And here's a note for the moon:

Last night, the rain finally arrived 
just in wrong time for sunday. 
it feels like summer's end, but who knows.
gone already are the swallows, leaving
without goodbye.

Now I looked for moon quotes, and found this one:
“Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night.” – Hal Borland

more skies from everywhere: skywatch friday
more small stones / tiny moments: life as a journey / noticing small moments 

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