Thursday, September 5, 2019


Still feeling the positive effects of yoga, I lingered a bit in my car when I pulled into the driveway.  I was engrossed in the action in my garden. The day seemed like a cross between late summer and early autumn. A single bee hovered over one of my front garden plants until others came to the area but they did not disturb the first one. The new visitors were on a mission to independently collect food from other flowers. Then, fluttering in, a lemon-colored butterfly entered the scene opening its wings to announce its entrance.

"By all these lovely tokens September days are here, 
with summer's best of weather and autumn's best of cheer."  - Helen Hunt Jackson  

Seasons announce their transition.

nudging us to notice 
in good faith, in good time

for everything, there is a season.
Do we hear the gentle bend in the wind;
see the cascading leaf upon the pavement?

Seasons announce their transition.

Summer moments linger
under a heavenly sky.

Earth waits for nature to tip its hand-
waves goodbye to summer bees;
whispers hello to abundant autumn. 
©CV, 2019

"For everything, there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven."
- Ecclesiastes 3:1

(I lifted part of the scripture verse as an inspirational piece for the double cherita above.)

I need one last nudge to find my flow, make time for the creative spirit to flutter, and settle down to bring the best of summer's inspiration to fruition at the Embraceable Summer Gallery. With faith and patience, this will happen.

Thank you, Ramona Behnke, for hosting Spiritual Journey first Thursday at your blog, Pleasures from the Page, and nudging me to ponder your interesting theme.


  1. Thank you, Carol for this lovely poem that captures the transitioning season so beautifully... it's a good day when you can be nudged by bees! xo

    1. Irene, I am delighted that you joined me for my summer falling into autumn thoughts. I came home today from yoga and once again was transfixed by the activity of the bees. Each one seemed to know its place when searching for food. Nature provides us with life lessons.

  2. I felt I was there with you in the garden as I read your description!

    1. It would be so nice if we really were all together chatting about life and our noticings, Ruth. Maybe, one day we should do a Google Hangout SJ1stT. Can you get connections where you are?

  3. "Nudging us to notice." That's what we do when we pay attention. I love that you pay attention to the subtle changes of season. The only sign here are the hummingbirds' arrival. The air is still thick and hot.

    1. Margaret, today the goal was to pay attention to every part of the body during yoga class. I was "nudged to notice". I can only imagine was it must feel like in thick and hot heat. We have a gentle breeze with dark sky here and I am wore a light hoodie to yoga class. I can't wait to hear the good news about a new addition.

  4. Carol, I love your cherita. It's a form I want to try sometime soon.
    Your words nudged me to slow down and breathe.
    And the quote by Helen Hunt Jackson is lovely. Did you know that she wrote the novel Ramona?

    1. When growing up I used to love Helen Hunt Jackson quotes but I never knew that she wrote a book by your name. The yoga teacher today nudged us ever so gently to push a little deeper. I walked out feeling so proud of myself and now I need to keep that feeling in mind and nudge myself to be patient. Thanks for hosting and commenting, Ramona.

  5. Appreciations for sharing this visit with the sweet bee, dear Carol.
    And I'm wondering if that lemon-yellow flutter-by is a Yellow Morpho.
    On a personal note, may I give you a virtual hug? YOU have nudged me back into the swing of things.