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In Autumn's Leaves
Ah, Autumn, your time is now!
The dry fallen leaf or plump sleeping seed, each branched trunk and every blade of grass, is traveling through Time just as we, the 'thinking ones' are trekking that same path. No matter where we may be upon our personal journey, each Season cycles according to Natural Law, in ordered array and purpose.
If one looks closely enough, or raises the eyes to gaze at far horizons, there will be unexpected treasures we shall find. Never be too busily involved in marching your Journey that you miss those beautiful gifts offered each step of the way. Autumn's vivid hues and skittering sounds are too lovely to be missed!
Seasons and cycles follow Nature's plan.
As a common saying goes, "Stop and smell the roses." Wonderful to accomplish, as the fragrance of a rose uplifts and relaxes just as it was purposed.
But after that Summer season of rose fragrance, come drifting leaves and golden hues of Autumn's paintbrush. Varied plant life absorbs its green chlorophyll to display brilliant shades of yellows, golds, reds and rusts...before its leaves turn crisp and brown. Yes, as the leaves fall to breeze and earth, consider their innate destiny to decay, even as this cycle of Life continues.
Enjoy each changing season as it arrives without our permission, extending its tendrils around our inner being whether we knowingly invite it to or not. It is we who must adjust, not Nature nor Law. Yet in that adjustment, we go only one direction - irreversibly forward... Destiny Rules!
Autumn develops at various times across our nation, our world, and some countries do not even have an autumnal season. I hope this token portrayal of colorful scenes brings you a pleasant contentment, perhaps excitement, as they tease your mind's eye with passing sounds, colors, thoughts; possibilities that only Autumn and imagination could share.
Deeper perceptions to words of Autumn...and coming Winter.
There is a subtle layer of meaning to the expression in this poetry that relates to our own cycle of life, happenings and consequence,the irreversibility of our way forward in Time. As the passing of Summer brings Autumn, so fading Autumn beckons in icy Winter. As 'thinking ones', it behooves us to remember Spring - its regeneration - even while we are chilled by winter storms. Spring in its renewed growth, can be acclaimed as hope for our cold shriveled soul in this poetic reminder of Nature's cycles: Perhaps a representation of reward, youth, health, desires, or a fulfillment of spiritual destiny...
This photographic journey was an unusually windless warm November afternoon and hues of leaf, berry, tree were delightful. Birds were twittering and flitting among falling leaves, while those noisy ducks swam, fed, flew and landed with noisy splashes. All this kinetic activity beneath an azure sky, and warm sunshine on my back!
Macro views exude a subtle feeling of smallness in a vast changing world. Horizons of autumn colors and an azure sky evoke a sense of grandeur...of which each soul is a distinct part.
Most of these photos were taken on a one day walk to, around, behind that pond. The last striking photograph was taken of my granddaughter the same week by a friend: They had no idea this hub was birthing, but when the picture was emailed to me, it just had to be my perfect ending: Beautiful leaves in the winds of young life...
I hope to have shared some of this natural delight of Autumn as a gift to you.
Autumn hides promises that make it through Winter, and come to light only in Spring.
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I had originally set this video to the panflute music of 'I Have a Dream', but of course I could not publish that because of copyright legalities. I wanted some music added to the scenery and could only come up with Nature's gift of song in a totally natural choir.
I videoed the bird songs and duck quacks at the pond and then changed them to MP3 by using a free program/file/changer, FreeStudio, recommended by Microsoft. Performing that for my first time, there are several blips - and more blips that were removed! The wind/traffic constant sounds were a bit of nuisance, but I knew of no way to get rid of that without losing the songbirds.
If you have a suggestion to help eliminate some of the wind-swish, I'd appreciate knowing how to accomplish that in a simple way. ( There may not be one?) I only have a point and shoot camera, a happy finger for button pushing, and light-footed steps as I walk along that path listening to Autumn's songs.
Thank you for your visit here! I hope you enjoyed the views.
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