Thursday, September 2, 2010

Flash 55 Friday

Last Call.....

The house is quiet
backpacks and lunch boxes line the
backdoor where they were deserted earlier.
No dog barking, no children laughing.
A beta fish moves without a sound in
his house of glass....
Where is everyone?
Gone to the lake for one last summer fling
before the leaves of autumn begin to fall.......

Mother Nature blew in a cold front, it feels like fall. We are headed to the lake, daytime kayaking, evening fires, loons calling and autumn knocking on the door. We need to pay our respects to summer before we settle into the change of seasons. Wishing you all a safe and happy Labor Day weekend.....


  1. hope you have a great time at the lake! nice description of the empty house..i do feel a bit sorry for the beta...smiles.

  2. what a beautiful 55, I LOVE it! enjoy your weekend at the lake, be well!

  3. DBG....
    This sure has been a reflective day in the realm of 55's.
    Loved your description of the silent home standing guard in the family's absence.
    Excellent 55 My Friend.
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End....G

  4. Lovely (and timely) autumn 55! Have a great weekend!

  5. Oh, your trip to the lake sounds wonderful. And I loved the description of the empty house. Like Brian, I feel sorry for the beta. But I always feel sorry for betas. Such beauty, always in a tiny little bowl.

  6. You painted a great picture with your words. Have a fabulous weekend!

  7. This is beautiful. I imagine the beta swimming around watching over the quietude. You captured the essence of the hollowness of the house in your 55. Have a great trip. Be safe.

  8. Actually, the lake sounds like a real good idea right now.

    My 55 is here.

  9. How wonderful that you use a "55" to let us in on a piece of your daily-life-story.

    Ain't sobriety just the MOST? The enthusiasm i feel and HAVE for AA and the result, sobriety, is far beyond any thing ever dreamed--by former reclusive, isolation-riddled Peep...ME!

    Look forward to NEXT week "55" Glad to "know" you!

  10. Hope you had a great time. Goodbye summer. :(

  11. I wish that it would cool down here. Still in the upper 80's. Your trip sounds like it was great. Just catching up on blog comments.