Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Giving Up the Summer

The truth is that in GriggsDakota, we live like there are only two seasons:  Summer and Winter.
We give Summer all the credit that we can.
There is Almost Summer 
Feels like Summer 
Still seems like Summer,
 and others.
When Summer is official, we try to take it for granted. We live like it will go on forever. We try not to think about the other season.
We never want to let Summer go.
The crops have ripened in the pinto bean field. 
The beans have been harvested and hauled away.
 Lounging lazily near the field are the rolls of snow fence.
This Summer I thought about cutting them up and crafting Wreaths for Christmas. 
I almost used it as a garden fence, but decided to they were too short and lost the garden before I put up any fence at all. 
 The fence has spent a lazy Summer.
It won't be long now. 
The cold wind is telling us that it won't be long until we need the fence for its original purpose.
As a snow fence.
The blue jays have assured me that they are not leaving. If they can make it through the winter, I guess I can, too. 
I will ignore that inevitable second season for as long as possible.


  1. Yes, great photos and words. There's a poet in the house writing these posts, I think. Perhaps a poet farmer? :)

  2. Wow, beautiful photos!