Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Last Afternoon

It was one of August's ephemeral hours, the kind that should be bottled away in something less permeable than memory. Trapped under glass like ferns or fireflies. On the last afternoon the humidity lifted and Alexander and I walked to the lake by way of the old brick elementary. We left out the back, the screen door clapping against the frame as it closed. It was the time of day when tired sunlight falls into the trees and ink blue shadows make the woods seem deeper than they really are. There was a certain freedom in leaving the house that afternoon; something to do with the warmth of the air and a neighborhood familiar yet unexplored. Our dad spent his whole childhood here, and walking down those streets we felt the bittersweet timelessness of place.
(See Part I here.)

31 comments:

Sanomei said...

wow! (sigh)

Stacy's Designs 88 said...

So Lovely! Thank you for sharing. Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall.

Shokoofeh said...

So beautiful!

Chaucee said...

These pictures are such perfection. What a beautiful place to be!

Marinka said...

lovely photos I like the softness of them

Hana Naufanita said...

love it! totally :)

Claire Marie said...

Beautiful photos and beautiful place!

Claire Marie x
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A girl with a smile said...

lovely

shari @ little blue deer said...

How gorgeous! I am very ready for fall, I must say! Your blog is beautiful, lovely photos and amazing writing to go with! So happy to find you and happy to be your newest follower!

Flourishing Networks said...

Great photos with softness

simone leblanc said...

beautiful! love the soft and aromatic quality to your photos :)

Le premier bonheur du jour said...

Beautiful pictures!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

I love your blog. You always have such beautiful photos and your posts are so well written.

Best wishes for a wonderful weekend :)

Maria Ana said...

what stunning pictures!

Pearl Maple said...

beautiful collection of photos

magdalena said...

your writing is like a fairytale,it makes me relax and feel all the words!


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Sum said...

Dreamy photos. Gorgeous!

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Sarah with an "h" said...

Beautiful. A lovely post. The pictures are charming and so is your writing.

:o)Sarah

Molly said...

I wish I could jump inside those pictures!

Sara C. Walk said...

such dreamy and beautiful pictures :)

Sarah Knight said...

Beautiful photos : )

Sofia said...

красивые места))!

Camille Hayton said...

I just spent the past few hours wonderfully lost in the world of your blog. Thank you!!

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julia said...

Fabulous pictures. They perfectly express that feeling of a warm, yet a bit sentimental good-bye.

found and sewn said...

beautiful images

sara said...

your blog is lovely
those photos have such a gorgeous glow to them, they're beautiful

Lila said...

Great photos. So calm and relaxing!
Xoxo
Lila Ferraro

Melissa Blake said...

what beautiful photos!

style-for-style said...

ahhh reminds me of my parents lake house, I wish I was there right now.

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