Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Close That Oven Door

There is an oven door open somewhere, maybe more than one oven left open it seems. I am baking like a greasy cookie and feel my joints melting, melting!  I cannot seem to find air light enough to fill my lungs.  My bare feet dance dangerously across the pavement of the the driveway and rush to the shadows of the green at the edge of my woods.


I fall to my knees and wipe salty and acidic moisture away that is clouding my eyes.  Now that I have been brought to my knees I do see the world from a new angle.  I crawl gasping into the shade and find the most magical moss.  Have you ever looked closely at moss?  Do you know how absolutely cool and soft and forgiving moss is?  Like that perfect mother we never had.  Do you realize it is actually the valuable bedroom rug of the earth mother and she will let you lie on it for almost ever?  

My bare knees are resting on a lime green cushion of this most gentle moss as I capture beauties from a closer, lower angle, and later as I rise, my bare feet are also finding the experience orgasmic.

Look what is here leaning back into the shade.

I think its skin is pealing/peeling from the heat.  Ever see a mushroom with sunburn?



And here in the photo below someone has left their home behind.  Maybe the neighborhood got too hot?


I move closer to the St. John's Wort blossoms and find it is sending off fireworks.  Maybe that is the reason for the high temperatures? 


I look across the way and decide I may not struggle home until after the sun has set.  Ah, here is a soft pink pillow to rest my sweaty and heavy head.


Wake me when summer is over.....zzzzz.

18 comments:

joeh said...

Good stuff. That mushroom makes me want to go out and play golf.

ellen abbott said...

the heat of summer is just getting started here. getting hotter every week. no respite til October usually. great pics.

Brian Miller said...

nice...the world at micro level is pretty cool...moss has some really cool textures...and so do the fungi...

Brian Miller said...

its smoking hot here too...

kenju said...

Nice post! It was 99* in my car today and I have been in the house for 2 hours (at 73*) and the back of my head is still wet. While I unloaded groceries in the garage, sweat was dripping into my eyes and down my neck. tomorrow is supposed to be even hotter. I think I'll stay home!

messymimi said...

Nice weaving of words with pictures. When i was a kid, we had a solution -- never get out of the swimming pool except to eat and go to the loo!

Red said...

You've shown that we should look at things that are closer to the ground.

Linda Reeder said...

Great shots of lovely small things. Leave it to you to find a way to be creative while you escape the heat.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

So hot here by the woods also, high 90's after noon.
I have to go outside about 6:30
and inside by 10.
Do believe
it is going to be a long hot summer - rain is over, nature still green and wonder how long?

Bob Bushell said...

Absolutely brilliant images Tabor.

Peruby said...

The one mushroom reminds me of meringue peaks that burn brown from the heat.

I was noticing how soft my grass was under my old feet. It felt great!

Snaggle Tooth said...

I grow moss on purpose instead of lawn in patches here- n by accident in my containers- Love your super-close-ups!

Hilary said...

Such pretty pictures, Tabor. And I love how you tie them to the season of sizzling hot temperatures. I very much enjoyed this post.

TexWisGirl said...

just an awesome post! congrats on your POTW!

Gail Dixon said...

Beautiful photos!! I can see why Hilary chose this one.

ladyfi said...

Wow - what amazing pictures! Beautiful.

Mage said...

Lovely, lovely......achooooooooooo!

Daniel LaFrance said...

Uplifting... feels so right/good. Very deserving of POTW!