The golden hues of a summer's evening . . . softly, gently soothing us into the night. A time to rest, to heal and, together with all of the inhabitants of the earth, to sleep . . . and "perchance to dream".
is a gentle time of the evening in the heat of summertime, when the days
work is done, food has been prepared and eaten; dinner dishes are washed
and put away or are stacked on counters until tomorrow. Parched gardens
are watered and bikes are put away. In the country, chickens noisily
begin to file one by one into their roosting places, cows are settling
down for the night after milking time, and in the city streets, music and
voices, mingled with the delicious aroma of garlicky-roasted potatoes,
drift through the soft evening air past neighbouring windows opened wide
to let in the cooling breezes of the night. A time to totally be
ourselves.....a time to breath in peacefully.....deeply.... relaxing the
mind, the body and the soul.
this day is done...let us all count our many blessings!
photograph by Aldonna Kaulius-Barry © 2003