29 October 2012
Let me know which is your favorite.
In my small pocket of the world summer’s seasonal shift can be steadily provocative, slow in the transition, or quick with enthusiasm. Regardless, there is always some luscious part of Mother Nature that lures my eye.
We have not had an autumn that is memorable for its radiance and color delivery system. A tree here and there, a leaf here and there. But the longed-for sweeping landscape with its magical coloration did not visit this year.
Still, those small pops of tangerine reds, deep oranges and sunshine yellows are to be found. The other day a gorgeous lone tree among many was the starlet.
Days swing from 60s to 70s, and one cold night brought a bit more brilliance. Then suddenly leaves are vanishing from their anchors, and trees are showing their angles and lines.
Since autumn 2012 has not been overzealous, there are peaks and valleys to tuck into the treasure chest. But it has been unseasonably warm, and that makes me happy.
In the Lens section are three of this season’s visuals that appealed to my eye. Each has its own personality and drew me into its drama.
For me even a few flares are enough. I do not need waves of it to appreciate Mother Nature’s magic wand.
Note: As always I welcome comments about this post or any part of my blog. As I sit here about to launch this post, the weather has become the center of my region’s world. The winds are beginning to increase, and the rain grows heavier and heavier. I live in Delaware, USA, a place that is bracing for a confluence of meteorological events. Sandy is blazing her way into our lives, and it’s rather unsettling.