Monday, October 03, 2005

Variations on a meme

What better way to resume my garden blog than with a small meme from mercuryfern?

1. Go into your archive.
2. Find your 23rd post.
3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.
5. Tag five other people to do the same.

I must depart from #5. I was not tagged and, in turn, will not tag anyone else; results will be less a chain letter, more an unexpected postcard from one of the fabulous gardens in the blogosphere.

Following the first four instructions yielded the following sentence, posted last fall.

Despite all the hints of the approaching change of season, I have been lulled by the buttery light of the last few days.

Well, here's to synchronicity. This last week has also been filled with stunning interplays of light and shadow. I have varied my commute route to include a certain back road where long shadows of yellow poplars reach down sloping golden-green pastures. This particular vista is a special autumn gift, the alchemy of October light and the shortening days. It has become a seasonal touchstone that makes me catch my breath whenever I round the curve.

I hope anyone who perpetuates this little meme will enjoy whatever thought meandering it brings.