Thursday, September 16, 2010

Aspens in Autumn


What makes autumn so special?

I think that maybe autumn is the season that becomes more loved as we age. I do not remember caring a bit about autumn when I was a kid... yeah, yeah, the leaves changed colors, the fair came to town, football games would be every Friday night...

Oh, but now... How thankful I am that I live in a place where autumn is so beautiful that it makes me slow down and sigh! The air has a crisp feeling. There's a smell of change - smoky, musky freshness. There's a crunching in the background all the time as squirrels and rabbits scamper through leaves - no more sneaking around.

The other night my husband and I sat on our porch rocking back and forth enjoying autumn in our own little mini-forest when somethin.g occurred to me... Way back a quarter of a century ago didn't we dream of sitting on a front porch and leisurely rocking the evenings away? It's a sweet thing to realize when a dream actually comes true.


Visit In the Moment, a place where artists and poets are encouraged to submit their works based on a certain word each month.  The word was "golden."  I thought of golden years, golden harvests, golden moments, golden-haired toddlers, golden sunsets, golden rings...
The example photograph was a gorgeous sunflower from summer... I think each season (even autumn) has its golden moments.

4 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful area to live in and the autumns are absolutely beautiful. Your painting is lovely. The blues against the oranges and yellow oranges make create excitement and wonder. Gorgeous!

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  2. ohhhhh my word, this is a spectacular painting!!!! Love the shadows....I want to leap in there and ruffle with the leaves!

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  3. You are living your dream! :) I hope you have another 25+ years of golden! I love the movement of the leaves on the ground! Nice, very nice.

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  4. Utter beauty...in the picture and in your words. I am 23, in love, and yes, we do dream of sitting on the porch watching a golden autumn evening. Thanks for sharing!

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