Pastoral Summer’s Eve



Evening steals in soft,

spreading emerald

quilt-corners at a

country picnic, patchwork


of grasses. Water trickles

slow, gossiping in wet

whispers of fire-flies and

wolf willows, long days


and scented nights. The

sun teases, kissing here,

nuzzling there, bleaching

foliage with each



encounter, painting

with dappled brush

a magnificent scene,

“Pastoral Summer’s Eve’.





19 comments on “Pastoral Summer’s Eve

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Lovely; and, so, that’s what has been hidden under the snow for so long 😉

  2. Beautiful imagery! Love the water gossiping in wet whispers.

  3. I could stare at that picture all day!

    • melodylowes says:

      This is the view 1/4 mile from our driveway, the start to a wonderful quadding trail along our nearby creek. We are so blessed to have this in our ‘backyard’!

  4. What a lovely view in your picture, Melody! I can breathe the fresh air.. in these days down here, in Italy, it’s so desperately hot.. 😉

  5. Melody, this is so very lovely!

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  6. Debbie says:

    Gorgeous, Melody! You took me there!

  7. Glenda Mills says:

    Just think it wasn’t long ago when we were waiting for such a time as this. Praise God summer has sprung!

    • melodylowes says:

      Winter felt like it would never end for a while there – but ‘this too shall pass’. I can’t seem to get enough of this green, so I’m afraid I’m neglecting my housework in order to be outdoors as much as I can!! 🙂

  8. Caddo-Jael says:

    WOW-wonderful imagery, Mel!

  9. So pretty. I can smell the grass.

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