Autumn in the Garden by Susan  Kimball

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Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada. Leica V Lux 1. Post edited in PSE10 and PScs4 with Topaz Adjust. Layers from Shadowhouse Creations.
Featured in Friends of Redbubble 8/14/2012. Featured in Canadian Artists 8/16/2012

When the frosty kiss of Autumn in the dark
Makes its mark
On the flowers, and the misty morning grieves
Over fallen leaves;
Then my olden garden, where the golden soil
Through the toil
Of a hundred years is mellow, rich, and deep,
Whispers in its sleep.

‘Mid the crumpled beds of marigold and phlox,
Where the box
Borders with its glossy green the ancient walks,
There’s a voice that talks
Of the human hopes that bloomed and withered here
Year by year,—
Dreams of joy, that brightened all the labouring hours,
Fading as the flowers.

Yet the whispered story does not deepen grief;
But relief
For the loneliness of sorrow seems to flow
From the Long-Ago,
When I think of other lives that learned, like mine,
To resign,
And remember that the sadness of the fall
Comes alike to all.

What regrets, what longings for the lost were theirs!
And what prayers
For the silent strength that nerves us to endure
Things we cannot cure!
Pacing up and down the garden where they paced,
I have traced
All their well-worn paths of patience, till I find
Comfort in my mind.

Faint and far away their ancient griefs appear:
Yet how near
Is the tender voice, the careworn, kindly face,
Of the human race!
Let us walk together in the garden, dearest heart,
Not apart!
They who know the sorrows other lives have known
Never walk alone.

Henry Van Dyke

I have been creating art since I can remember. My earliest memory involves coloring books and paint by numbers; they both were like joy in a box.

In photography, I search for the nostalgia in things…a vintage feel…something to remind me of the “old days” when life was simpler. In my collage and painting, I seek images that are whimsical, provoking, or spiritual.

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  • JKKimball
    JKKimballover 2 years ago

    Outstanding Susie!

  • Thank you my dear!

    – Susan Kimball

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 2 years ago

    08-13-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Hi Kira, what a great way to start the week!! Thank you so much for this wonderful honor!

    – Susan Kimball

  • Russ Styles
    Russ Stylesover 2 years ago

    Great work…texture and comp are perfect….

  • Hi Russ, thanks so much. I always appreciate your feedback and support!

    – Susan Kimball

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoover 2 years ago

    This is so stunning. I don’t love winter that much, but I am looking so forward to the cooler days. The heat has been a bit much this summer. This looks like a PERFECT fall day!!

  • The heat has been brutal this summer, but I was glad to get this pic and that you like it Elizabeth. Thanks so much!

    – Susan Kimball

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 2 years ago

    Fantastic Susan!! :)

  • Many thanks Keith!! : )

    – Susan Kimball

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoover 2 years ago

    very nice work Susan ;

  • Hi Anthony, thanks so very much!

    – Susan Kimball

  • Matt  Carlyon
    Matt Carlyonover 2 years ago

    A truly beautiful simplistic and atmospheric capture Susan!! Love the clarity, depth and mood of this – just brilliant! Well done and congrats on the well deserved feature!

  • Hi Matt, thank you for your thoughtful and kind comment!

    – Susan Kimball

  • MarieG
    MarieGover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous image Susan…makes me look foreward to fall….! Wonderful image!

  • Hi Marie, many thanks and I try to help anyway I can looking towards fall and even winter, lol! ♥

    – Susan Kimball

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisover 2 years ago

    This is an outstanding capture of the landscape,,,great job getting this Susan.


  • Thanks so much Rick, it was one of those rare moments that felt great when I took the shot!

    – Susan Kimball

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinover 2 years ago

    August 16, 2012
    Please go to this LINK

  • Thank you so much Greta for this wonderful honor, I’m thrilled!!

    – Susan Kimball

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