With summer winding down and the diminishing flowers around town, I’m feeling a sadness. Yes, I love autumn, but the explosion of flowers in spring and summer makes my heart sing. As a photographer and writer who relies on nature and flowers for much of my inspiration, I’ll have to dig deeper into my muse tools and supply of photos to find inspiration. Thankfully I’ve learned to find beauty and inspiration in each season. And like many, I love the bold displays of color as the foliage changes in autumn. So I offer this flower photo and poem as my grateful send-off to summer.
summer flowers shine
pastel colors fading fast
end of summer love
This video and song from the movie Grease speak to my fading summer dreams. Metaphorically, I feel the fading of my youth and those bright shiny days.