Last Days of Summer – Dodoitsu – September 2, 2015

autumn leaves

the umbrella forests – gone
the streets empty of tourists
the children ready for school
last days of summer

the vendemmia begins
slow drives behind carts of grapes
smell  of mashed fruit fills the air
first sign of autumn

soon swallows will be going
back to their African homes
another summer passes
the autumn leaves fall

© G.s.k. ‘15

Written for: Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #59 Variety … “end of summer”

Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge Month #XXVI, Opie Houston’s ”O sweet October”

This is the haiku for starting the Tan Renga Challenge:

oh, sweet october…
spare thy frost on yonder grapes
our sweet summer wine
(c) Opie Houston
saw you not the red leaves change
quickly gather vine’s sweet fruit
(c) Bastet

Bastet’s Pixelventures Mature Grapes

For Bastet’s Pixelventures 27 August:  Earth Element.

Everyone’s noticed, we’re rapidly going towards autumn.  The change, that last month before officially opening a new season, in this case the 21st of September, for oriental philosophy was dedicated to the Earth.

Today I want to show you a little of our grape crop!

Now for a couple of photographs or snapshots or whatever in blazes you think they are!

original grapes

Here is a raw, that is it hasn’t been processed, photo of a vine yard.  As you can see, next to it there are some apples.  Now, for this photograph, I wanted a more intensive color and I didn’t want apples.  So I shadowed and “cooled” the colors then I cropped out the apples. I also like to “frame and sign” my end product. This is the result.


harvest soon begins
new “Merlot” wine to be made
summer turns to fall.

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This was another row of grapes, I cropped out the irrigation hoses and then converted the photo to black and white.

Have a nice day folks!