Sunday, September 21, 2014

Autumn light

I was out on the deck when the light gets the way it only gets in Autumn--so rich, so full, like you can touch it and taste it and inhale it.

The Celtic folks called it 'the gloaming'--that time after sunset and before dark where magic and spirits and wonder and marvel might just show up.

The light in the gloaming is so wondrous...a bit off color, hazy almost, translucent.

Here's the song about it.

"Roamin' In The Gloamin'" is a popular love song written by Sir Harry Lauder in 1911. The song tells of a man and his sweetheart courting in the evening. The title comes from the chorus:
Roamin' in the gloamin' on the bonnie banks o' Clyde.
Roamin' in the gloamin' wae my lassie by my side.
When the sun has gone to rest,
That's the time we love the best.
O, it's lovely roamin' in the gloamin.![1]
The song was a hit for Lauder in both his music hall shows and his 1912 recording. It has been recorded numerous times since.

It happens most in Autumn. Keep an eye out for the Gloamin'.....

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