Welcome to austinagrodolce … My family and I garden with more intention and enthusiasm than allocated budget or overall design plan. It shows. Wildlife populations don't seem to notice our lack of cohesive design, they just like the native plants here. It seems by growing local we've thrown out a welcome mat. Occasionally, we're surprised at who (and what) shows up.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

No sky lovelier

November Skies
Than these November skies 
Is no sky lovelier. The clouds are deep; 
Into their grey the subtle spies 
Of colour creep, 
Changing that high austerity to delight, 
Till ev'n the leaden interfolds are bright. 
And, where the cloud breaks, faint far azure peers 
Ere a thin flushing cloud again 
Shuts up that loveliness, or shares. 
The huge great clouds move slowly, gently, as 
Reluctant the quick sun should shine in vain, 
Holding in bright caprice their rain. 
And when of colours none, 
Not rose, nor amber, nor the scarce late green, 
Is truly seen, -- 
In all the myriad grey, 
In silver height and dusky deep, remain 
The loveliest, 
Faint purple flushes of the unvanquished sun. 


Tina said...

My neighbor was just telling me yesterday evening how beautiful the morning sky was yesterday, just at sunrise. Since becoming an Empty-Nester, I've enjoyed sleeping in a little--no more having to ensure that a child is up, at the crack of freakin'-dawn, to get to school. I'm enjoying the sleep-in, but I guess I'm missing some lovely sunrises. Beautiful photo!

TexasDeb said...

Tina, welcome. I am here to state the nest doesn't always stay empty... At the moment our youngest has moved back in to more economically pursue a second undergrad degree and bottom line is I am up either pre-cracking or on later starts, at the crack of dawn. Having an amazing morning sky certainly helps...

Cat said...

They've been worth getting up early for. It's easy to love these easy November days.

TexasDeb said...

Cat: Whenever folks state their wishes to visit here I typically suggest October or November because I find them to be consistently the most wonderful time of year (when we aren't having flooding...!). Even the "plain" clear morning skies seem to shimmer with light, don't you agree?

Anonymous said...

I need to read the poem more intently, but the thicker sky you have with pinks is peaceful...something to behold. Thanks for sharing, as I've been missing posting our morning skies...or evening ones!

TexasDeb said...

David: I couldn't help sharing - it took restraint not to wake everyone in the house to Come! See! Thanks for dropping by.

shrink on the couch said...


TexasDeb said...

SontheC - Welcome, and thank you!

Cat said...

Happy New Year, Deb. How is it that I haven't chatted with you since November?! I haven't blogged since October apparently. Someone sent me an email to make sure I was okay. So sweet. I'm kind of enjoying the break but missing my blogging friends. Hoping you're well and enjoying your break too. ♥ Cat