noun plural noun: idylls
- an extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque episode or scene, typically an idealized or unsustainable one.”the rural idyll remains strongly evocative in most industrialized societies”
- Similar: perfect time, ideal time, wonderful time, moment of bliss
Our sunny days are receding as the summer moves swiftly along. The pall over the nation of the continuing rampaging Covid 19 virus made me feel awkward capturing these summer scenes. I share them with you, dear readers, as a reminder that nature moves us to relish moments of beauty of Minneapolis, our lakes and a Midsummer idyll.
According to Pacer , Lake of the Isles walking trail is three miles long. Considering my life as a mushroom this year, I was feeling tiptop when I started out on this walk. I thought I could do the whole walk. After reaching about halfway around the trail, the humidity and the heat rose to above 90ºF very quickly. By the end I was dragging and looking for shade trees to walk under. Arrived at the street where I parked, thankfully, in a shady spot; turned on the air conditioning and sighed in relief. I’m more used to the cold. (My brother who lives on the east coast, tells me every winter, “You must have Siberian genes.”)
The Memory of What Remains
In a couple of months the cold winds will come down from across the northern plains
Memories of Midsummer are whisked away to usher in the everlasting change
Flying in from farmers’ fields fattened on fallen grains, hear the crows warning call,
As they sweep through the cities crying, “Caw, Caw, Caw.”
With an eye toward the sky, Fall’s crisp days of blue sky suddenly bring rain
Then it seems that overnight the freezing winter arrives at our doors.
Here in the cold and snow on the edges of human habitation, we remain
Believing in nature’s eternal returns while deep in the winter snows’ maw.
Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.
Smile at someone today.