Silent Sunday


About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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70 Responses to Silent Sunday

  1. Saania2806 says:

    Happy Sunday ๐Ÿ’œ

  2. cindy knoke says:

    Wonderful textures!

  3. Anne says:

    All Stocked (stacked) up!

  4. Great picture and so many messages conveyed!

  5. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    All ready for the winter Eliza. Lovely textures on this photo:)

  6. Alice says:

    That’s a great & necessary stash! Just curious…do you have that delivered or do you and spouse like to split wood?

  7. jenanita01 says:

    I take it you have heard about the hard winter we can expect?

  8. Treah Pichette says:

    I love this one!

  9. Joanna says:

    A well-stocked woodshed! You are better prepared already than we are. We just put a tarp over ours and then I have to dig it out of the snow all winter! ๐Ÿ˜€ We use a lot of wood because this old farmhouse isn’t insulated.

  10. Robin says:

    That says a lot! It’s also a reminder to me that we should get busy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Jewels says:

    Looks like you’re all set for some nice cozy fires as we near the Autumn Equinox! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ”ฅ

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Yes, indeed we are. There have been a couple of cool nights, but I won’t start a fire until at least October, solely on principle. There will months of feeding the wood stove ahead and I’m not in a rush, ha!

  12. Very nice Eliza! Love the textures & color tones!

  13. arlingwoman says:

    That’s a nice woodshed! Laurie stole my line. A fire inside is so comforting–and having the wood to make them must be even more so.

  14. *Sigh sigh* A reminder …. Must you? The image is outstanding between composition(!), texture and contrast. Really nice! Don’t know about you but I’ve been in my gardens getting ready for Winter. This year, on account of all the rain we’ve had, and the concern about “fungus”, I’m cutting down everything that I usually leave for die-back. Then I am doing all gardens with a good dose of fertilizer. Feedback, Eliza: I have two very small Rose of Sharons (babies) that began growing when the larger bush died. I MUST protect these babies both from the Winter Winds and from the deer. Any ideas? I was thinking of surrounding them with stakes and then wrapping burlap around those. Would that work do you think? Last year the deer hit the “new” Rose of Sharons, shocking one and actually killing another. Or so I thought. There is now green leaves sprouting which I plan on nurturing all the way to adulthood.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Amy. Yes, as much as we hate to admit it, summer is about done. Fall is okay, but what follows? Forgeddaboutit! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Those darn deer, so destructive! I’ve given up growing anything they like. (And slugs, too.) As they say, you can’t fight nature. (sigh)
      Your stake and burlap idea sounds like a good one. I have to do that to my hollies. A friend has had good luck with draping 3/4″ plastic netting over big stuff. They might get a bite here or there, but not enough to kill the plant.

      • Hmmmm ….. Thank you for the tips. I was thinking of putting some type of screening on the top of the enclosure so those darn deer don’t reach over the burlap. I’ll keep the 3/4″ netting in mind. That might be easier.

  15. Kris P says:

    I’d say you’re ready!

  16. Wood is always an interesting subject to me, I love this creative shot, Eliza. Looks like you’re getting prepared for those chilly autumn evenings! Where’d summer go, we all keeping asking ourselves…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Lovely shot Eliza. It looks like youโ€™re getting prepared…

  18. eschudel says:

    I guess it is September, after all!

  19. Irene says:

    Contrasting wood textures. Love it! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  20. This wonderful photo is a favorite!!๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Cool texture and shapes! My dad would make me come outside in the cold and help split wood with a chisel and sledgehammer. And then, bring the wood inside and stack in the bin next to our fireplace. I would sometimes complain, but it was really our special time together. And I always enjoyed the warm crackling fire.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, C.S. and for sharing your ‘warm’ memory.
      Wood warms us many times, processing it (cutting, splitting, stacking) and then when it burns. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Widdershins says:

    Sure sign of the change of seasons. ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Maria says:

    This is so poetic and allegorical!

  24. Well prepared! I like the sight of stacked wood. Peaceful in its own way.

  25. naturebackin says:

    Great photo – it conveys so much.

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