As with snowflakes, it is said that no two leaves are alike.
Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain. – Henry David ThoreauNot that I have much choice in the matter but I’ve let go of summer and I’m embracing Fall, realizing that I adapt quite easily to the given seasons and welcome the change. We always adjust and every season has its beauty. Besides I always loved Autumn Leaves the song in all its variations. If you’ve ever been to places like Quebec , Vermont or Maine to witness the Fall Foliage you have seen nature in all its colourful glory.
On a regular walk the other day I really paid attention to the leaves in all their shapes, colours and the varying degrees of vegetation…on the ground, on the trees and falling from them and especially all the dried up ones that make crunchy noises when you walk over them. It’s appreciating and welcoming nature and the changes that go along with each season. I’m in a more symbolic and poetic mood lately cause life is too short to worry about stupid things, things you can’t change and I’m willing to embrace whatever will come…especially if it’s something good.
October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart. – Hal Borland
Photos: d. king