Sunday Thoughts ~ A Wee Walk

“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.” ~ Oscar Wilde

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Good Sunday morning, sweet friends.  I hope this finds you well and enjoying these last days of summer.  In our area, we are already seeing a few signs of autumn.  While it certainly isn’t because of the temperatures, it is the leaves.  Many are taking on a slight change of color and some are falling.  However, the goldfinches continue to entertain us as well as the hummingbirds. However, sadly, both will be leaving soon.  Until then, I am enjoying going “Down The Lanes of August.”   I invite you to walk with me this morning.


Down The Lanes of August, by Edgar Albert Guest

“Down the lanes of August ~ and the bees upon the wing.

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All the world’s in color now, and all the song birds sing:

x-enial: “Indigo Bunting on Sunflower ” The bird is an Indigo Bunting, common in the countryside of WV.

Never reds will redder be, more golden be the gold.

Down the lanes of August, and the summer getting old.

Mother Nature’s brushes now with paints are dripping wet,

Gorgeous is her canvas with the tints we can’t forget;

Here’s a yellow wheat field~purple asters there,

Riotous the colors that she’s splashing everywhere.


Red the cheeks of apples 

And pink the peaches’ bloom,

Redolent the breezes with the sweetness of perfume;

Everything is beauty crowned by skies of clearest blue,

Mother Earth is at her best once more for me and you.


Down the lanes of August with her blossoms at our feet,

Rich with gold and scarlet, dripping wet with honey sweet.

Rich or poor, no matter, here are splendors spread

Down the lanes of August, for all who wish to tread.”


Dear friends, I hope you have enjoyed your wee walk this morning.   


May you have a beautiful day and a week filled with beauty and joy.

Stay well!







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20 thoughts on “Sunday Thoughts ~ A Wee Walk

    1. Karen, I am so happy you discovered my blog. I hope you will follow along. Oh, how I wish I could tell you the photos are my own. Sometimes they are, but not today. They are all from tumblr. My photography skills are not the best – but I do work very hard to find the perfect photo to express my thoughts. Thanks again for your visit – do come again soon!

    1. Dear Maristella, thank you so much. Have a beautiful day and weekend, my friend.❤
      Many blessings and stay well!

    1. Thank you, Bonnie. Seeing the Indigo Bunting is a marvelous treat. They are plentiful in our mountains and in the countryside areas of our state. Wishing you a lovely week, we woke up to much cooler temperatures this morning. Blessings, my friend.❤

    1. Thank you, Rita. We woke up to cooler temperatures this morning and the rains seemed to have taken the dreadful humidity with them. Have a great day and week.

  1. Happy Sunday, Sandra. I so enjoyed the walk and the lovely poem. You always choose the perfect images. I can’t believe that September arrives on Thursday, every month seems to fly by. The indigo bunting is beautiful and I have never seen one…what a treat it would be. Wishing you a wonderful week my friend!

    1. Thank you, Pam. It truly is hard to believe September begins this week. You would love seeing the Indigo Bunting. They live in our rural areas and in the mountains. You cant’ miss their bold blue and they are so special, you feel like you have been given a sweet gift.

      Wishing you a wonderful week and a Happy September, sweet friend.❤

  2. My two signs of the near-end of the summer season proper is goldenrod (profusely lining the roads) and cooler days. We have a fire right now keeping us cozy. There is little boat traffic, which makes things quieter. a gentle day.

    1. Jeanie, I can’t believe you are enjoying a fire. We are still running the AC. Although, it is much cooler and the dreadful humidity has disappeared. Your lake sounds lovely today, I imagine you with a grand book. Have a wonderful week and stay well!

  3. Happy Sunday, Sandra! The opening photograph of the floral arrangement is stunning. Oh, those rich colors make my heart sing. Indigo Buntings aren’t very common around my neck of the woods. Although, I have spotted one a couple of times. I guess he was just passing through, but it was such an exciting sight to see! Sweet friend, I hope you have a most beautiful week ahead! Take care!

    1. Hi Shannon. I think this time of year we are all ready for autumn colors and blooms. Shannon, you would love the Indigo Bunting, they do move quickly and don’t seem to land in view for long. They are so special.
      You have a beautiful week and a wonderful September. Stay well, my friend.❤

  4. Gorgeous photos…and you are completely right, we have had a break in the heat…and Fall seems to be lurking around the edges. Cleared the garden of produce, and I think just a few more tomatoes will show up. It’s amazing how bright everything is this year…probably from the lack of pollution during the summer months. Loved your photos, Sandi

    1. Hi Sandi. We have had heavy rain here the past couple of days and we have had a break in the humidity. Looking forward to cooler temperatures.

      I appreciate your comment about the photos and wish they were ones I had taken. But not on this post. They are all from tumblr. It is disturbing that often the gorgeous photos are not identified by the person’s name. It takes quite a while for me to locate photos that convey a certain message. So, I am happy you enjoyed them.

      Have a great week!

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