39/108: summer to fall

photo-1429198739803-7db875882052oh, autumn — a time
of lavender scented baths
and chamomile tea

 

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38/108: ipomoea purpurea

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAshades of periwinkle
September’s story
at dusk they wrinkle
simple morning glory

fresh autumn wind
a breeze which lightens
summer rescinds
mornings they brighten

affection blooms, and
love wakes early
before day’s end
their petals close curly

 

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34/108: pranayama

Yoga, double exposurepranayama: an element of yoga that involves awareness of the breath and managing the way in which one breathes.

“Or that calm is retained by the controlled exhalation or retention of the breath” — Patanjali (Who Was Patanjali, Yoga Journal)

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31/108: spring to summer

Young lady reading the book in the hammock on tropical beach at sunsetA few lovely quotes for the first day of summer:

I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year. ― Edna St. Vincent Millay

Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ― Henry James

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer. ― F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby

Sweet, sweet burn of sun and summer wind, and you my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling. ― k.d. lang

I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain. ― John Keats

Press close, bare-bosomed Night! 
Press close, magnetic, nourishing Night!
Night of south winds! Night of the large, few stars!
Still, nodding Night! Mad, naked, Summer Night!
― Walt WhitmanLeaves of Grass

 

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