Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wednesday's Words ...

The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.  The aim of the words is to encourage us to write, a story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.  This month the words are supplied by River and can be found here.

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Dusk is beginning to come early these days, the sun turning northern clouds an exquisite shade of amethyst.  The morning dew turns spiders' knitting into jeweled silk gossamer.  Apples on the trees are beginning to turn red, and I've been searching for recipes for homemade applesauce.

As I glance out the window, the turbulent winds toss the branches in the trees as the cold moves south. The sweater I've been forced to put on this evening is itching my skin as my brain tries to wrap around the thought that summer might just be too short. There is no security in the date on the calendar. The truth is in the wind.
An unexpected death today ~ a nephew gone too soon, and under unnecessary difficulties.  My heart breaks for his mother, brother, and sister.  Life is too short. Always. Too short. 


  1. Your story is just beautiful and describes the changing season perfectly. Here in Australia, our summers are way too long.

    I'm so sorry to hear of the unexpected death :(

    1. Thank you, River. Our winters are too long here. I was in a bit of a melancholy mood when writing tonight.

  2. I love your piece - and am so very sorry to hear of yet another loss.

  3. Pictures in words. Lovely job. My condolences on the loss of your nephew.


A side note to my Words on Wednesday ~ I've truly enjoyed reading everyone's blogs, comments, and posts the past few months, but unfortunately have not been able to comment from Safari, and have to use Chrome for commenting. It is frustrating and annoying to have to log out of one and into the other just for commenting, when everything else I do is on Safari. I'm not sure if it is because I'm using a Mac, but I haven't been able to sign into Google on Safari. I'm still trying, however, just know that if I don't comment, it's not because I haven't enjoyed reading or seeing Sunday's Selections photos.