Standing tall

Slowly our summer season is coming to a close. The hours of sunlight are diminishing each day, the nights are cooler, and the landscape is losing its green lushness.

Walking in a field the other day I noticed the remainders of what had once been blooming dandelions. Their colors were gone and their skeletons stood tall above the other drying vegetation. Here they seemed proud of their intricate structure and proud of having survived the recent winds. There was no way to know how much longer the remaining blossom stems and seed would remain intact – a few hours, a day, a week – and yet they made a statement to me of resilience and beauty.

3 thoughts on “Standing tall

  1. Wendy H August 21, 2022 / 12:03 pm

    What a phenomenal shot! Hope you are enjoying these fleeting summer days. Couldn’t help but notice the shortening of the days out here too—dark this morning when I got up to water before tennis. Hmmm fall will soon be upon us!

    • lindastaatsphoto August 22, 2022 / 7:25 am

      Hi Wendy – soak up all that summer weather. Fall will be here soon, rain and all 🙂

  2. The Cedar Journal August 22, 2022 / 9:42 am

    Looks awesome! We could use some cooler weather here in Europe! Days are getting shorter but still hot and very very dry.

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