Last Taste of Summer

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Cool air creeps in along with shortening days
The sun is still warm but the nights are cold
Tastes of fall manifest themselves
The grape vines are almost bare
Garden tomatoes still hang on to the very end
No statement of an early demise signed here
Zinnias and Cosmos feed the last of the monarchs
Honey bees collect pollen in the early morning sunshine
To my surprise I see a remaining orange jewel
Hanging on the vines
The last ripe tomato just waiting for me
I picked it today and had it for lunch
Last but not least it still had the flavor
Of earlier brothers and sisters already eaten
What a wonderful way to bring closure
That one last taste of summer makes it all worthwhile
All the work and toil ending in one last jewel of flavor
As fall closes in with colors of every hue
I enjoy this one last offering
Thankful for the simple blessings of life

Photo:  Dwight L. Roth

 

 

7 thoughts on “Last Taste of Summer

  1. Beautiful praise to the goodness your garden gives you. Home grown the tomatoes are bliss. I of be the lines
    ” I enjoy this one last offering
    Thankful for the simple blessings of life “.

    How true.

    Miriam

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