Serenity Sunday: Fall Fading

The autumn is fading rapidly. I have had several days of gorgeous weather, but there have been two freezing nights and blustery winds, and today it’s very cold and rainy. All of these have contributed to steady loss of the glorious foliage, and the general feeling is one of combined serenity and melancholy. Leo and I are keeping each other company and waiting out the next two weeks, after which I will join the rest of my wonderful family in the New Zealand springtime. Meanwhile, here’s an image that I made a few days ago, while the weather was still ideal. I’ve always loved milkweed pods…

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8 Responses to Serenity Sunday: Fall Fading

  1. Helen Joan Davies Carlson says:

    Gary: Wishing you all the best for your future in New Zealand. It will be nice you will be spending summers in Northern Minnesota. God be with you and your family. Joan

  2. Vicki says:

    “If you learn to enjoy waiting, you don’t have to wait to enjoy”
    Kabuki Tanahashi

    The quote (above) immediately came to mind when reading your post this morning. I love seed pods also :)

    • krikitarts says:

      Yup, that’s a good one all right. Eager as I am, I am still very much enjoying my quiet time at the cabin with Leo for company. There’s still plenty of color, and I still love getting out into it. I’ll bring you more soon!

  3. Adrian Lewis says:

    You would have been interested to be here this morning – there are the remnants of hurricane Ophelia to the west of us, over Ireland, and it has drawn warm air and dust up from the Sahara. The dust is on the cars, and the morning has had a most unusual, even threatening, look to it, with dull, overcast skies and a really strange, almost copper coloured light – even a woman who is nearly blind could see that things are not as usual.

    • krikitarts says:

      From your description, I was sure I’d find a new post when I looked, but not yet. I’m guessing you need some time to capture what you want to share with us and to develop it so that It shows us what you want it to. Looking forward to it!

      • Adrian Lewis says:

        Very sorry to disappoint you, my friend, but I was busy this morning, and in any case I just didn’t think that the camera could accurately record the strangeness of the morning – and now the afternoon is quite ordinary! But Ireland is being battered, and there is already a fatality there.

  4. Yes, it’s hard to beat milkweed. If not beating it, then at least joining it, is fireweed. Until my recent trip I didn’t know that fireweed also produces tightly packed collections of seeds that open to unfurl their attached fluff.

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