Outside My Window on the First Day of August, 2015 (a short essay in words and pictures) …

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The First Day of August dawns Cool; Cloudy

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As if a Shroud has been Pulled Across the Land

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August/Aoút/Agosto/’Aukake …

Has come to town this year

Wearing Unusual Apparel.

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But near mid-morning

Ol’ Sol forces his way

Through the Overcast.

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And August takes on

A more Familiar Persona

As Happy Sunbeams

Leap over the Patio Woodpile

And Dance across the Dining Room Tile

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No Air moves; Wind Chimes

Remain Silent, Still

Standing at Rigid Attention

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The Patio Bell tolls not for Thee

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It Tolls not at all

In the Stillness of August …

The Garden Gnome peers Wistfully

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Through the Overgrown Wildflowers

Perhaps dreaming of Springtime

Or wishing he could travel

to a Cooler Clime.

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Sentinel over it all

The Giant Walnut.

The Largest Tree in the yard

Towering above the Travails of Mere Humans,

Stands Mute and Aloof.

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Who was but a Mere Sapling

Over a batter board

When Ground was broken

and This House built

A mere 40 Years Ago.

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So much has happened

In the interim …

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