Sep 29, 2014


(this is my 100th post)

  its just been plain old lovely around here.
but right now i'm speaking of night.

when the sun sets,
it's not very late.
i linger outside until the colors fade completely.

i love to stargaze in the fall.
the sky is so clear.
i stand in the yard 
just staring up.
i wish i had a dslr camera,
or something with a longer exposure.
my stars and night sky...
they only things i can't save or share with you properly.
 for at least two weeks
i've slept with my windows open.
the night air lazily drifts in
softly touching my cheek and shoulder.
bringing with it the cricket's song
a distant coyote's howl.
sometimes a truck roars by.
(farmers are bringing in corn now,
some well into the night.)

what are your fall evenings/nights like?

Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Thursday, September 25, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014


Alyssa said...

You're supposed to write one hundred facts about yourself as a hundredth post marker! Do write one... that would be awesome to get to know you better : )

Faye Caroline said...

I love how your posts read like poetry. The night time is my favourite too, I just love looking at the moon.

Emma Declerck said...

The colours are so beautiful during this time of the year! This one of the reasons to love the fall, this season has so much amazing characteristics, it helps you to say goodbye to the summer and it lets you longing for the wintertime. I can enjoy so much of this month and next month and I wouldn't mind if there would be an extra month of fall ;)

Emma ~

Shady Del Knight said...

Hi, dear Abigail! It might be my imagination but I think your Kansas sunsets are becoming even more mysterious and beautiful as autumn sets in. Each and every one of these pictures is a marvel to behold. Just look at the rainbow of colors on display day by day!

Here in Florida it is still far too warm for me to open windows at night. I envy you being able to do that and breathe the fresh country air as you drift off to peaceful sleep. I know Daisy must love it, too. I can imagine her little sniffer working overtime as the breeze carries a variety of scents into the house.

I hope you are having a delightful Monday, dear friend Abigail. Take care and enjoy the rest of your week!

Shady Del Knight said...

I forgot to congratulate you on your 100th post. Consider all the favorable comments you receive as a mandate to give us 100 more!

Clare said...

I like the first one you did this week, the trees really draw the eye in towards the sun.

Bethany Carson said...

Congrats on your 100th sunset post! Enjoyed the photos!

Tessie Jayne said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! You always post such lovely content, pictures, and poems, and it's a joy to visit your blog!
I know what you're talking about in this post. I've forgotten how much I love fall sunsets/evenings. I love the gradient colors in the last picture!

Lucy said...

The evenings sound just beautiful there and I can imagine how beautiful the skies must look at night, they looks so beautiful even in daylight, the stars must be amazing. And how incredible to hear a coyote howling at night. I'd love to experience that some day.
As the weather warms, the evenings here become still and 'heavy' with humidity. It's as if the night sky has dropped down towards earth a few notches and almost looks like the moon has become so heavy that the sky is finding it hard to hold up. Warm yellow light from the street lamps stream in through open fly-screened windows and the silence of night is pierced by screeching fruit bats.

Shady Del Knight said...

That's a beautifully descriptive paragraph, Lucy!

Sarah said...

Your autumn nights sound dreamy. There is definitely a crispness in the air most days around here, but it seems like summer is having a hard time letting go because after a few cold days, it warms back up again and the humidity returns. I was just thinking the other day that I am so excited for the nights to become clear enough for stargazing! This year I want to travel someplace really dark so I can see the stars properly, I live in the city and they are very hard to see here. Congratulations on the 100th post!

Abigail said...

oh Lucy! that was remarkable. i feel as if im in the very place you described. that was just wonderful to read.

Abigail said...

aw, thanks Alyssa, but i've done so many award posts i'm afraid i wouldn't be able to find any more facts about me, but thank you for the suggestion.

Abigail said...

an extra month of fall. crisp air, lovely sky and pretty colors. i think you're onto something there, Emma.

Abigail said...

thank you very much. i'm so glad that you enjoy my sunsets and photos. take care :)

Abigail said...

thank you Sarah. that is exactly how it has been here. hot and then cold and then hot again. here's hoping you'll post some pretty star pictures soon!

Michelle Brooks said...

This is most definitely a magical time of year! It's still warm but the coolness in the evening is refreshing and invigorating. Your post reads like poetry to me.


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