At the end of the day

summer trees and late afternoon shadows at the Geffrye Museum“The shadows spread apace ; while meeken’d Eve
Her cheek yet warm with blushes, slow retires
Thro’ the Hesperian gardens of the west,
And shuts the gates of day…” 1

Some Summer evenings have a bitter-sweet serenity, blending cool relief with an au revoir to a beautiful day. Overlaying  a hyperreal SPE effect has given a painterly touch to the picturesque green frontage of the Geffrye almshouses whilst the deepening shade makes a good subject for Shadow Shot Sunday.

Postscript: the term ‘At the end of the day’ has become a common and most irritating  idiom, used instead of finally, ultimately, or in the final analysis. It is quite literally a conclusive moment in time.

1.  from ‘A Summer Evening’s Meditation’ poem by Anna Lætitia Barbauld


22 thoughts on “At the end of the day

  1. I love this shot as it reminds me of a time soon I hope when the sun begins to fade and slowly sink in the sky and the heat of the day cools…for now that is impossible with our heat, but I certainly can long for that end to the day.

  2. At the end of the day; back in the day; you know what I mean; If I was you

    They are all sentences that are well over used and annoying to me

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