Thursday, October 6, 2011

Under the October Sky






For a few sweet minutes before lunch, Barley and I sit outside, 

under the deep blue October sky,

waiting for Don's arrival.
  
The sun warms my face and Barley's hair as we listen to bird songs 

and the hum of bees working the Mexican clover beside us.





Barley lifts his nose and gathers information on the breeze,

the dog version of CNN.
  
A crunch in the driveway-- Barley leaps to his feet and my heart skips a beat.

  Don is home.  Life is good.
















First posted 10/8/10


21 comments:

Henrietta said...

It still looks so summery, love it.

Susan said...

Oh my, what an amazing shot!!

Hope your day is blessed♥

hannah said...

Was it as nice where you are? Sounds like it. We too enjoyed 'the last of the summer wine' so to speak. You are so good at having those bees hold still for you. Lovely aftersummer image.

deb duty said...

This is such a gorgeous photo! Beautiful colors and the bee is so sharp!

Riet said...

Lovely photo! Thanks for sharing!

Wonder said...

love this!

*Manja* said...

Wundervoll & der Hund ist ein hübscher.;O)
LG,*Manja*

Sherrie St. Hilaire said...

So, so heartwarming, Connie! I love your shots and I'll try not to be jealous of your sunshine! xx

emily wierenga said...

wow. stunning photo, and your words are pure poetry. so good to 'meet' you ... i will be back. :)

EG Wow said...

Awesome shot of the bee!

shirley said...

Connie, what a beautiful shot of that bee! I love your blog!

Geneva said...

What a gorgeous photograph and lovely story! Loved it all...

Jennifer Richardson said...

I'm both energized
and relaxed
as I wait with Barley
and you
in the October sun:)
love and thanks,
Jennifer

Merike said...

Awesome captured.

Thanks to you visit my blog :)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

A lovely time of day captured so well, Connie. *sigh* Very relaxing. :)

Mary-Anne said...

lovely photo :D

lisa said...

The light you have captured in the first photograph is wonderful Connie, and Barley definitely looks like he is sensing something. Love that little nose in the air!!

Thank you so much for sharing this at The Creative Exchange.

Have a great evening!

lisa.

Genie said...

What an awesome capture of the bee. Love its wings. They are so delicate looking. Beautiful photograph and processing. genie

Lisa said...

Oh my! That is a stunning shot of the bee. Excellent capture. I love your October prose. And our golden carries logs around too!

Pat said...

What a fantastic photo of the bee! The photo of Barley waiting with his log is precious!

Don Smiley said...

Home is where the heart is.