Sunday, 2 September 2012

Borderline

I love borders. August is the border between summer and autumn; it is the most beautiful month I know. Twilight is the border between day and night, and the shore is the border between the sea and land. The border is longing: when both have fallen in love but still haven't said anything. The border is to be on the way. It is the way that is the most important thing.
~ Tove Jansson
So, Autumn, you slipped in quietly, hot on the heels of late summer.
We are in the middle of cutting hay ~ smells heavenly. The evenings are cooler.
My Faraways are about to cross many, many borders...winging their way here across continents towards The Lane!
I might never stop hugging them....

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18 comments:

  1. Beautiful words and pictures. Sarah x

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  2. Lovely pictures! I don't think we actually had late summer here ...


    Pomona x

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  3. Such beauty Sarah - I love Autumn, but I have to agree.....it certainly has snuck up.

    Have fun with the faraways - and lots of hugs

    Nina xxxx

    ps. snakes 'eekk!'

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  4. What absolutely gorgeous images of autumn, although summer returned here today, it was scorching hot here, walked on the beach paddling as I went... jayne x

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  5. Such a lovely phrase and it's made me think more about borders! Loved Tove Jansson as a child and it's lovely that The Moomins seem to be making a comback! Beautiful pictures, but I have to admit while autumn is very lovely, it makes me feel very melancholy, but really don't know why, must be the back to school thing!

    Have a lovely week, Claire xx

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  6. What a beautiful post visually.

    Thank you.
    Diane.x

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  7. That's a very positive quote - looking at this 'border' time as something rather more special than the slipping-away of summer! And the photos are wonderful - thanks so much for sharing both. Very best of luck with your haymaking! How do you cut it?

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  8. Lovely, lovely photos, and lovely words from the great Tove Janssen

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  9. What wonderful words!
    I love the jackets with the multi coloured buttons.
    I hope you have the most fabulous time ever with your Faraways.
    Lisa x

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  10. Your lovely blog is in autumn - let's hope your heart's still in summer...

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  11. I like the photo of the apples falling from the tree.
    Did you ever go to that pub in Burwash, I think it is called The Bear? If not, please go and take me with you!

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  12. What a wonderful quote! Thank you for sharing that :) Can I ask which of her books it's from?

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  13. Lovely photos! And I am enjoying our Indian Summer thus far - surely it will last until April, right? ;)

    I'd love you to join me for 'Blogger's Tea'on Oct 2nd. I'd love to meet you!! XOL

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  14. Loving the photos - especially the sinking sun and the spiders web.

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  15. Beautiful post, lovely words, gorgeous photos ... all so perfectly depict the "border".

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  16. I just happened upon your blog and I absolutely adore it!! Tammy

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  17. Speaking of borders... (oh, my! Do you even remember what you wrote in this post? =/) That's a wonderful quote at the beginning. =] A few years ago, it just happenstanced that my dad gave me a lecture (he's a natural teacher) on the richness of the miniscule borderland between mulch and the soil in my garden. Not days later, I read in my photography book about how rich the border between elements is for photography - between land and water, night and day, etc - just like your quote.

    Lovely!

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