I was 15 years old when I noticed the long shadows cast by the setting sun in late August. As I enjoyed the evening outdoors with my family, I appreciated the cool change to the air and quietly thought the shadows were beautiful. An awareness of nature set into place once more.
I see the long shadows as I write this morning. I am a few feet away from a southeast facing window. The shadows from the trees and other objects definitely make their stretch across the lawn.
I equate the long shadows to the changing of the seasons. A visual reminder that taps us on the shoulder, “Fall is coming.”
I found interesting sites as I did a search on the long shadows of August!
A winery called Long Shadows: http://www.longshadows.com/aboutlsv.aspx I do enjoy a small healthy glass of red wine most evenings. As I added wine to my evening regime, I crinkled up my nose at what seemed like bitterness. Now I am beginning to enjoy the difference in wineries and regions. Have I developed a nose and taste for it? Not yet.
A beautiful photography blog displaying an urban scene of the long shadows that I so love! http://www.capturethisphotography.com/2009/08/long-shadows.html I can just imagine a wonderful stroll!
And relating to love and aging: http://www.girltalkhome.com/blog/as-evening-shadows-advance A letter to think about.
And beautiful long shadows at sunrise: http://www.pbase.com/merriwolf/image/58729735 This photo makes me homesick for my grandparents. I loved to go on garden walks early in the morning. Cool air, dew everywhere, and quiet.
Long shadows, appreciating the advancing of the seasons.
Have a beautiful day!