Quietude

Heat. It stifles the air's circulation as sweat glides into quiet, dark places on my skin. Chiggers have already made their new home on my legs. A receding sun illuminates ornamental grass standing four feet tall. These blossomed clumps of grass are entangled in a spider's web.

I've already passed berries on a strong vine and can hear frogs jumping into the pond. I've spotted deer and other wildlife tracks along the way. When I circle past the energy path I spot a female red-winged blackbird and a deer crossing the meadow.

The female bird is playing a game of hide-n-seek among the cattails while the doe forages for food at pond's end. It's with baited breath I stand among them, watching in their quietude.

9 comments:

Travis Cody said...

Prose as poetry...nice.

Kateri said...

Lovely photo of the grass and spider threads. I find grass heads very hard to photograph.

Caroline Gill said...

A beautiful post with a tranquil photo.

I'm sorry about the chiggers, though: had not encountered these before...

Carver said...

Great post which sums up summer so well. I love your video of the waterfall and I always enjoy your photographs.

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful piece of writing, nicely observed

lisaschaos said...

You have such a way with words! We're feeling the heat too. :(

Anonymous said...

Hi Naquility :)

Thanks for the comment and the wishes;

little worried and praying everything will be fine...

Just Someone

chasity said...

i find this photo complete captivating.
beautiful post.

Rambling Woods said...

Chiggers..my sister talks about them..I have to look that up.... Beautiful post...