Saturday, 5 September 2009

Corstorphine Hill

rosebay willowherb
seeds float over the hill -
swallows flying south*

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one harebell -
robin sings his autumnsong
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Not entirely sure whether the swallows were actually on their way to their wintering grounds, but they were flying in a southerly direction and seemed determined.....

13 comments:

steven said...

hello juliet, thanks for this gentle visual poem to the arrival of early autumn. it's my favourite time of year. i'm always sad to see the birds flying by in their big v's or in those improbably masses of flying forms that somehow don't bang or bump into each other and travel such great distances. have a peaceful day. steven

Jasmine said...

A beautiful picture. Rosebay Willow herb looks so lovely in its natural habitat. Shame it is so aggressive in a garden.

Michael said...

Even if they weren't migrating, I bet they were thinking about it. It doesn't seem two minutes since they arrived.

sunnymama said...

Lovely picture and poem! :)

Raph G. Neckmann said...

What a lovely evocative poem. I love autumn, I find it both wistful and exhilarating. Here we have house martens, and no doubt they will soon take off on their journey. I will miss their burbling squabbling in the eaves!

Life Potentials Network said...

Can hardly believe summer is virtually over. Here in the States it is Labor Day Weekend, the "official" end of summer. We too have birds leaving. I'm pretty sure the hummingbirds are gone after eating voraciously for the last while. the Martens are gone of course, and the geese are practicing their Vee formations. The ducks seem to be gathering into flocks as well. although I do love fall, it is coming too early this year. We just started summer weather a week ago! Truly! some years are just like that though! thanks for sharing the beautiful photo and poem!

mum of critters said...

very nice ...

Annie said...

Gorgeous. I don't know if they are ready yet. Sadly, I realize I haven't seen many swallows this Summer.

Deb G said...

I haven't seen as many swallows this summer either. I hope they will be back next year. Loved the poem and the photos.

Michelle Johnson said...

beautiful writing for a beautiful place. i love autumn months but i dread those cold winter days.

fourwindshaiga said...

You captured just the feel of autumn that I love. Great photo, too!

Delwyn said...

Hi Juliet

these are lovely words of summer days becoming sleepy...readying for autumn...

Happy days

Anonymous said...

Oh it's good! Such a nice picture!
Closer to nature, far away from Edinburgh.

Peace! =)