RETURNING

Leaves drop and return to earth,

water cycles

back and forth, visible

as raindrops, then

not. Energy curls

inward.

The slow fade of Fall.

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Photos taken in and around Seattle, Washington. We’ve had the rainiest October on record this year. It’s great for the mountain snowpack, but….


34 comments

  1. A delightful interpretation of Autumn. All of the images are strong but I particularly like the first with the counterpoint of interest between the coloured shapes provided by the leaves and the lines created by the grass.

    • The first one does have that nice rhythmic counterplay between the grass and leaves – what got me attention – and no surprise you like it best – I think you would have taken the same picture if you’d been there. 😉

  2. Can see the first image of the leaves and I love it! But our poor internet service (it’s only 2G!) won’t load the others. Maybe I can see them at school tomorrow.

  3. Love your words, Lynn, especially the “slow fade”; and that third image especially too. And am I right in thinking that you’re back using a camera again? I hope so. Adrian 🙂

    • Glad you like the third one, I think it draws one in. Yes, I’m back to being able to take photos. The right arm gets tired and sore pretty quickly, but I don’t care! 😉

  4. “Your unique signature” sums it up pretty much. You do manage to put us right down there in the mud and show us just how lovely it all is when you take a close look! Hard to pick a favorite, though if I had to, I’d say that #2 sums up the departing autumn best. However I’m partial to the drops on the undersides of the leaves for style and beauty. The fairy lights behind the ferns are not to be missed, but you do make it hard to pick favorites!

    • Aargh, just lost my reply. Yes, right in the mud, i was saying, that’s for sure these days! And I was thinking maybe the reason raindrops cling longer to leaves’ undersides could be because there’s a bit of waxiness on the top side, so they shed faster. Totally made that up. I appreciate your remark about fairy lights. That one was on a hill that was logged recently, the grasses and bracken beginning to colonize, and there were lots of late wildflowers in that clearing. Clearing it was – clear cut. so disheartening, but one finds beauty everywhere.

      • Hate it when that happens! As for clear cuts… I’m already doing my bit using bamboo toilet paper!!! Saves trees and leaves no lint! What more could you ask for? 😀

  5. I saw my first Queen Anne’s lace seedhead while traveling, and was delighted to see it here. At least, that’s what I think it is.. Your photos present so beautifully in this format. If i’m going to work with photography, my blog theme just isn’t right. I need to think about that.

    My favorite photo actually is the grouping of desiccated leaves, next to last. Raindrops have an innate appeal, but it takes real skill to make dry leaves seem attractive.

    • Yup, that’s what it is. They do change, too as they age. This one’s pretty dried out. I had a different format before – thanks for that comment, because I did choose it to compliment the photos, and the colors usually work nicely with my photos too. Those dried up leaves were striking in their beauty; they curled nicely. I took that one way before most of the others – we’ve had a full month of rain so I couldn’t find that now if I tried! Thanks!

    • Thanks – about now, the Ginkgos on NYC sidewalks must be turning gold – we have a few out here, but not as many as in New York. I love thos fan shaped leaves, and I love the trees for their ancient-ness.

    • I could use one today – we’ve had really warm weather, in the 60’s for days on end, but that’s over, and with a cold drizzle forecast for most of this week, cosy would be the operative word. Or maybe cozy! 😉

  6. Love that you mention recycling (Leaves drop and return to earth, water cycles back and forth) in your poem. That’s an important concept for me, too. Including the photo of brown leaves—and all the water droplets—drives home the point. Another lovely collection; my favorite photo has to be the one of the ferns with the mish-mash of stems and water droplets in back of them.

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