Sun Catcher

“September: it was the most beautiful of words, he’d always felt, evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret.”
–  Alexander Theroux


Author: nancybond

A writer, photographer, naturalist from small town Nova Scotia, Canada.

11 thoughts on “Sun Catcher”

  1. Beautiful quote and beautiful, luscious flower! I’ll buy the orange flowers and swallows…but why regret? Interesting.

    The regret that summer is over, perhaps? :)

  2. Just wonderful, Nancy. Orange flowers are my very favorites, any season, but they brighten the view right now with the lower light.

    I love orange in the garden too, Frances — especially in combination with blue. Or bright pink! This is a bloom of a salmon geranium and it is loaded in buds yet to open.

  3. Lovely shot Nancy. I love September – and yes it is tinged with regret – but a pleasant regret

    I used to dread September when my girls were little — I think a lot had to do with them, and their father, returning to school. It was the official end of summer, and all of a sudden, the house was dead quiet. I still don’t care for the “change over” from summer to fall, but love the autumn once it’s truly here. And these clear, cool, sunny days are a definite improvement over the heat and humidity which seemed to be our summer.

  4. What a lovely thought. I guess we do have some regrets as one season comes to a close. Beautiful orange geranium Nancy.

    Thanks so much! I think I try harder than ever not to have regrets — this has been a year of several considerable disappointments and you can’t see the road ahead when it’s clouded with regret. At least that’s what I keep telling myself. I almost believe it. ;)

  5. What a beautiful illustration for that quote, Nancy. No regrets over the end of summer here in sweaty Texas, of course. ;-)

    Thank you, Pam! Nope, I’m not sorry to see the hot and humid weather go either — I just wish we could rearrange the seasons so summer had more of this kind of weather. :)

  6. Fall is my favorite time of the year. The colors, the food, settling back into an indoor routine. This morning, I heard out first frost warning for southern Maine. We are too close to get it, but the inland gardens will get hit.

    How about up there?

    Hi Sandy — actually, New Brunswick has a frost warning out tonight, and our low here in Nova Scotia is only in the 40’s. Brr! That’s very cold unusually early — it’s generally October before we see a real frost. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. What a lovely flower and quote. I just found out you have moved to wordpress. With all the bad weather, I haven’t been able to read garden blogs as much as usual. I have just started catching up.

    Always Growing

    Hi Jan — I’m glad you found me. :) I left a “redirect link” on my other blog, so I hope folks who visit there will come this way. Come back soon!

  8. A great quote, Nancy, and lovely flower post. September is a bit bittersweet … beautiful yet haunting.

    Hi Joey — thanks for taking the time to stop by and for your generous comment. :)

  9. That is a wonderful quote, beautifully evoked by the photo. September is a time of slowing down, birds migrating and the start of decay, but also a time for new starts – bulbs to be planted, children going back to school, sweet pea seeds to be sown.

    I’ve always thought that every season has it’s own charm and beauty, just as it has its own purpose. Even Nature must rest. :)

  10. first things first; lovely pelargonium, you know that i for one can never get enough of those ;-)
    second; i just wanted to tell you how i relieved i got when i finally found my way here… i got all jumpy when i visited your blogger site last week and got the “only for the invited” message! couldn’t figure out what to do and didn’t want to be w/o Soliloquy… now i realise you’ve deserted blogger and pheew, am i glad you’re still inviting all of us in!
    third; i don’t want to reiterate the great discussion you started with the Being Comfortable… post, just say that i loved the subject and your honesty. and that i smiled out loud imagining & recognising the “fiddle and fuss” of the blog adjusting scenario!
    ok, i’ll shut up for now…
    greetings from your old home to your new, very lovely home.

    I’m so glad you found your way here; I’ve since put up a “sticky post” on my Blogger Soliloquy page so hopefully, others can find their way as well. :) Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave your lovely comments. :)

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