Treasure on the wind

“I would like to believe when I die that I have given myself away like a tree that sows seeds every spring and never counts the loss, because it is not loss. It is adding to future life. It’s the tree’s way of being. Strongly rooted perhaps, but spilling out its treasure on the wind.”

— May Sarton

Don’t you just love those glorious late summer skies? What treasures are you grateful for?

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55 responses

  1. Oh this is just beautiful.. I love this time of day.. at this time of year.

    September 16, 2010 at 18:35

  2. lilalia

    There is as much joy in the light off the grass tops, as there is in the movement of your daughter in the twilight.

    September 16, 2010 at 18:46

  3. This is absolutely stunning- my favourite time of the day.

    September 16, 2010 at 18:53

  4. oh my! that golden sunshine and a child at play!

    little treasures:
    watching a hummingbird feed
    waking up to a misty morning
    experiencing a beautiful sunset
    warming myself up with a cup of hot cocoa
    seeing a blue heron skim along the water in flight

    just to name a few!

    September 16, 2010 at 20:11

  5. Blu

    I can spill out kindness, or friendship, maybe my love of nature, or my art!

    Wishing you all some happy smiling moments. Blu x

    September 16, 2010 at 20:35

  6. Rejoice in the day!

    September 16, 2010 at 20:55

  7. And I love to see a child as happy as the one in the photo appears to be!

    September 16, 2010 at 21:05

  8. Fine night for play. Yes, the sun gets lower and lower now. Fine and evocative image. yes, how I did my picture. During long exposures, you can get track of the stars due to Earth’s rotation.
    Unfortunately, the leaked light lens during exposure, and I got the purple color in the upper left corner. I may use black duct tape at the next attempt.

    September 16, 2010 at 21:10

  9. I can picture myself there. So vivid!

    September 16, 2010 at 21:16

  10. I love that shot … gorgeous! And, that joy … looks like a happy dance!:-)

    September 16, 2010 at 21:45

  11. Looks really like a lovely day!!!

    September 16, 2010 at 22:00

  12. Wonderful late summer skies!

    September 16, 2010 at 22:04

  13. Great autumn sunset! Have a great SWF!

    September 16, 2010 at 22:17

  14. you have captured lovely light. Yes I love the light in these days, quite tangibly wonderful!

    September 16, 2010 at 22:23

  15. Perfect. Just perfect.

    September 16, 2010 at 22:29

  16. Don

    You really captured the autumn mood. Crisp cooler days.

    September 16, 2010 at 22:47

  17. the smell of autumn……
    so many good memories associated with it…

    September 16, 2010 at 23:01

  18. Oh my gosh Fi — this is beautiful just beautiful. I’d like to frame it (and it isn’t even my child!) Fabulous.

    September 16, 2010 at 23:31

  19. That is one of my favourite quotes.
    and from one of my new writing loves.

    and I so agree. there is just something about the light.
    if we could hold onto all through the long dark winter ahead…

    September 17, 2010 at 00:30

  20. those are such glorious skies with great quote to match.

    September 17, 2010 at 01:05

  21. A glorious sky, the perfect quote and a superb capture! Doesn’t get any better and no one does it better than you! Thank you for the beauty! Enjoy a beautiful weekend!


    September 17, 2010 at 01:34

  22. AL

    I love the quote, and the view of the wonderful sky. Umm what a lovely day to walk along the grassy land!

    September 17, 2010 at 01:35

  23. gorgeous skies…love the glow the sun leaves on everything…

    September 17, 2010 at 01:42

  24. so beautiful.

    off hand i’m grateful for:
    – the feel of soft grass on bare feet
    – the smell of the world after the rain
    – explosion of autumn colors
    – smell of home baking

    and a whole lot more.

    September 17, 2010 at 01:54

  25. Both Oscar and your daughter are ready for a care-free romp! The tree is lit like a torch.

    September 17, 2010 at 02:06

  26. What a lovely picture — a happy child, a happy dog, both on a beautiful evening!

    Alberta, Canada

    September 17, 2010 at 02:55

  27. Absolutely love the warm feelings that come with this photo! Seems like your girl is enjoying the gorgeous day as well. It’s raining here but I’m thankful the temperature has cooled off a bit😀

    September 17, 2010 at 03:19

  28. very nice shot,. it

    September 17, 2010 at 06:53

  29. Blu

    Wow what a happy image, I wish I could run around dancing!

    September 17, 2010 at 08:59

  30. What a nice shot ! but honnestly I prefer a spring sky ! Late summer skies are pointing to autumn and winter !

    September 17, 2010 at 09:30

  31. love the quote and the pic!

    September 17, 2010 at 09:49

  32. That dark golden light is one of my favourite things. When I see a view like that I always feel happier!

    September 17, 2010 at 11:20

  33. Beautiful. Cute dog posing for photo… and waiting for someone to play with:)

    Have a nice weekend, Ev

    September 17, 2010 at 11:22

  34. Beautiful image, so full of life. I love the way that the sun comes through the tree branches…
    I am grateful for so much, most of all my home.
    Have a nice weekend,

    September 17, 2010 at 13:15

  35. a great thought, marvelous photo.
    i am grateful everyday–from the fast-moving traffic to the time i spend with my dog.:p

    September 17, 2010 at 13:35

  36. Wonderful sky and colors!!
    Wish you a blessed weekend:-)

    September 17, 2010 at 14:07

  37. Z

    memories. i miss my summers:)

    September 17, 2010 at 14:37

  38. Magical light celebrated by this dancing little one and a smiling dog! A great moment!

    September 17, 2010 at 14:55

  39. Beautiful! I love this time of year and that time of day because it means my little’s will be going to bed soon and I will be getting a chance to catch my breathe.:) I am grateful for the treasures of blogs like yours that give me beautiful pictures to look at and beautiful words to read, which all reminds me that I live in a beautiful world. XX

    September 17, 2010 at 15:49

  40. The surprises of each day, the joy of a child, and, yes, sharing a picture of a late summer sky from far away are all treasures.

    September 17, 2010 at 16:07

  41. Just beautiful– what joy! Those late summer skies are my absolute favorite, but alas, we are missing them completely this year. We’re shrouded in grey, grey, grey instead. So glad I can enjoy beautiful pictures like yours!

    September 17, 2010 at 16:48

  42. Looks like Minnesota.:-)

    I treasure the changing of the seasons. I never get sick of it!


    September 17, 2010 at 19:57

  43. Great photo, but I think your dog-friend would like you to put away the camera and play catch more.

    Have a good weekend.

    September 17, 2010 at 20:34

  44. That last picture is pure bliss.

    September 17, 2010 at 21:16

  45. Your picture is just amazingly beautiful. I just adore arising before sunrise and watchin’ the birds flutter around, the humming birds feedin’ in my gardens. Listening to Rocky ( a squirrel who has lived in one of my trees for years) chatter from the treetops. The bunnies play outside the thickets early and it’s just great to be alive! :o)

    God bless ya’ll and have a terrific weekend!!!

    September 17, 2010 at 21:27

  46. Clive

    Wonderful photo – autumn has always been our favourite time of year and the treasure we find and Murray adores is very simple – chestnuts – its the highlight of his day at the moment – a walk after school every day and a handful of chestnuts to bring home!

    September 18, 2010 at 00:57

  47. LadyFi: What a neat look at the Fall sky.

    September 18, 2010 at 00:57

  48. That is the ultimate end-of-summer shot!

    September 18, 2010 at 01:49

  49. yes, i love those late summer skies, especially framed by the underside of an orange dragon cloud and filtered through ancient tree sentinels. and two of gods favorite children dancing and posing for the camera.

    September 18, 2010 at 05:44

  50. a nice evening. I also like the little poem you added.:)

    September 18, 2010 at 09:29

  51. I haven’t heard that quote before – but it’s a great one. Thanks:)

    September 18, 2010 at 11:10

  52. Right now I’m grateful for the treasure of a peaceful Sunday morning, a cup of coffee, and a quiet house. The fellas will be up soon, and I’ll be ready!

    September 19, 2010 at 16:15

  53. I’m grateful every day to live in a beautiful little rural valley which makes the rest of the world seem to far away.

    September 19, 2010 at 23:22

  54. Gorgeous!

    September 22, 2010 at 03:10

  55. My best treasures are the ones right in front of me..just like yours are in that beautiful photo Lady Fi! Kids and Dogs..and a warm sunset making the whole world golden..perfect!:)

    September 23, 2010 at 05:02

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