As Seasons Change…

December 4, 2017 § Leave a comment

“Leaf on Step”

As seasons change…nature greets us with a new sense of beauty.  What was once green and lush, becomes vibrant with bold brilliant colors. Reds, oranges, and yellows, appear, many times against a background of a beautiful blue sky!  Wow, Mother Nature outdid herself once again, but you better look quickly and enjoy it, because it’s gone in a blink of an eye!  It’s replaced by a lot of ugly colorless brown.  What once was a brilliant green, then red, orange and yellow, is now a bunch of ugly colorless brown, maybe some off-white, maybe a dull greenish yellowish, boring nothing.  Mother Nature’s palette is all dried up, ready to be thrown in the trash…get out the rakes and the oversized Hefty Bags so we can clean up the stuff and get ready for next Spring! But wait, look what I found while walking Cosmo.  That dead leaf lying on the step looks kind of interesting.  It does have a bunch of interesting holes that some bugs must have caused.  The ugly brown color, isn’t so ugly once I get closer to it.  Actually, it does have an interesting shape.  Look over there at that whitish looking plant, all bent over,…it has a look of dignity in its death.  All of a sudden, I’m seeing a beauty in all of this.  A sense of hanging on to the last, not giving up until overcome by superior forces…what beauty, what dignity!  All of these images were taken in an area no more than 10 feet by about 5 or 6 feet on the back corner of our patio deck.  I went back a couple of days later and they were gone or unrecognizable.  This will probably be the last of these shots until winter or spring…then again, maybe not.

“Curled Up”

“Hangin’ Around”

“Hangin” Too”

“Still Got Some Color”

“Hangin’ With My Friends”

“Fought To The End”

“Blowin’ In The Wind”

“On Guard”

“All By Myself”

“This Is The End”

“The Final Stage”

Thank you for looking!


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