Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Falling

Walkway

Despite the incredible burst of colour there is always something a bit melancholy about fall. The incredible blue skies and brightly coloured leaves are juxtaposed with the dry leaves on the ground which are starting to decay.

Roots


Yet even this decay smells good - autumn has a freshness about it that the languorous summer days don't. Everything is crisp: the air, the crunch of the leaves, the views, cleared of that summer haze.


On Reflection

Fresh fallen leaves blanket the earth putting fresh nutrients into the soil. While it is a time of decay, it is also the time to prepare the earth for next year's growth. The melancholy thoughts are fleeting when the sun shines!

1 comment:

  1. Susan, I would have loved to walk there with you! All the photos invite me into your experience. It's so blustery tonight, and snow is in the forecast.

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