Sunday, December 01, 2013

Ebb and flow

The evening sky was stunning this evening. I built another fire in the fire pit just after sunset. As the
smaller kindling crackled and started the slow process of involving the bigger lengths of hickory, I stepped down to the fence to get a better look at the western horizon.
I'd left a few stalks of okra standing so that I could harvest seed for next year.
The silhouette of okra against the evening sky looked stark enough to warrant a quick photo from the old iPhone.
I stood for a long while soaking in the sight.
Redbirds and doves were scurrying around getting ready for bed. They usually visit the fountain in the backyard for a drink before turning in.
The aroma of burning hickory wood aroused my sense of smell.
There's something about multi sensual settings that seem to burn the memory on my brain like a tattoo.
Soon it will be winter and the landscape will change again.
Ebb and flow, ebb and flow.


  1. Your words are so descriptive Rick :-)

  2. Sounds like a moment I would love to soak in as well. Yes, time does ebb and flow. Enjoyed this share!

  3. Anonymous7:09 PM

    Beautiful phone photo. That's all I ever use, but they don't look like that!

  4. A beautiful moment and a lovely photograph.
    I, too, harvest seeds from the crops we plant. I freeze mine. Do you?

  5. Now that is a wonderful picture.

    Winter finally reached us here in Kentucky this past week. I think. We've been fooled before.

    Lovely, descriptive post...I could almost smell that hickory wood burning. :)

  6. That's a beautiful photo. Now I want a fire pit. Perhaps in the middle of the bedroom.


  7. Soon it will be winter, indeed. In our case, in about seven hours. It's pouring down rain and not cold at all, but we're hunkering down awaiting a blast from Alaska. I love anticipation. Of almost anything. It helps me feel out of control.

  8. ebb and flo isn't it great?

  9. I love okra but I've never seen the plant from whence it comes from!! Yay! Take care

  10. Your writing makes you feel like you are right there. Excellent post and picture.

  11. Anonymous2:57 PM

    I was with you again, Rick!! Would you pour me another cup of coffee, please?

  12. Great picture...fabulous description! I felt like I was right there seeing it all for myself!


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