Tag Archives: Autumn

Oh, Death. Won’t you spare me over til another year

dsc_3618Old bones reaching for the sun.

This old shed is just outside the ghost town of Shaniko, Oregon. One of my favorite venues for photography are old ghost towns. Fortunately, there are quite a few along the back-roads of Washington and Oregon. Even if I can’t find  an interesting shot when I get there, I still enjoy being there and imagining what stories the old buildings have seen.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

WP DSC_9587-EditSeattle’s Japanese Garden on a clear (rare) Autumn day

Japanese Garden on an Autumn Day
11/8/12   ~Steph

The poem was the day, the quiet
The falling twirl of two leaves, entwined
Like lovers landing noisily; their dance the world

The path to myself and the red-gold hillside
The moss on the rocks and the cut-back iris
The fat, slow koi being coy with me

The bench that beckoned
Two cups of tea, one for me
And one for a soul awhile gone

We sat and then
We walked and then
She departed

Me, having said what I needed
Her, having been remembered
Each at peace

(poem from Steph’s Cup of Tea) http://stephcupoftea.blogspot.com/