Saturday, November 18, 2006

No Autumn Colors Today

On this Saturday morning,
we slept until 8:30 am.
It gets dark and gloomy
by 3:30 in the afternoon
and I hate that. I'm one of
those people who need the
sun in order to feel like
everything is right in my
world. I can't see the sun
through this sheet of fog
that fills the sky.
It rained last night and everything
smells fresh.
When the farmers
harvest their crops,
the air fills with dust
and chemicals that
cling to everything within
miles. The rain feels like
a long awaited cleansing shower that nature appreciates and so do I.
So I make an excuse
to take a quick car ride
with my camera in tow.
My eyes darting here
and there looking for
colors other than rust,
orange and brown.
I'm not tired of them,
I just need to exchange
bursts of color, in place
of the absence of sun.
To my surprise,
I found the sun here today.


And here too,
looking majestic
surrounded by
purple. A 'dusting'
of pollen that
some bee shook off
his feet when he was
through with his
morning meal.
Stepping back,
I take one last
shot, knowing that
I have captured
the left-overs of
Summer, right in
the middle of
Autumn.
And suddenly, the
sun is shining
after all, lying deep
within my soul.

15 Comments:

Blogger Turquoise CRO said...

Beauty Full!!! Thinking of YOU sweetie! Aren't those flowers beautiful??? Thanks! for sharing! xoxooxo

10:35 AM  
Blogger dd said...

Beautiful flowers. We share the same passion, photographing beautiful snippets of life. Thanks, it was a treat to see these...

dd

11:39 AM  
Blogger pid said...

Wow, what fantastic photos of such beautiful flowers! I know exactly what you mean by needing the sun to brighten your soul!

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

although it is not foggy here, it is overcast, gloomy and cold

thanks for sharing your bits of sunshine

12:28 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

Amazing photography!

2:16 PM  
Anonymous Teresa Sheeley said...

Very beautiful photos!! Oh how i wish i could see colors like that right now, but nope, all that is outside right now is brown, faded yellow and grey tints. But I will keep my spirits up by looking at your pics!! If I get really down maybe I will borrow one of your flowers to paint? Only if you so it's ok!

Much Love !!!
xxxooo
Teresa

3:50 PM  
Blogger Left-handed Trees... said...

Wow...I am dazzled by the burst of color of these last flowers of the season! Here, the world is all pared down until Spring...

4:42 PM  
Blogger rising to the challenge said...

Thanks for finding this beauty, capturing it, interpreting it and sharing it D
:)
Vxxx

5:52 PM  
Blogger Shaz said...

very beautiful D I love your pics.
shaz xoxo

5:59 PM  
Blogger Deb R said...

I'm right there with you on the sunshine affecting how I feel. That's exactly why I start dreaming about long trips (or just packing up and moving!) pretty regularly in the winter months. You found some wonderful patches of color. Beautiful photos!! They brightened my day.

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a spot of sunshine in my day :)

These are simply gorgeous photos, and, yes, sometimes the best sunshine of all is the one burning in our soul.

8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel like you shot all these beautiful shades of purple just for me Darbs! You've got a way of making a woman feel special ;-)

x x x x x

5:07 AM  
Blogger Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

An absolutely beautiful ode (from a beautiful woman) on the last vestiges of summer ... you have a great eye & these colours are dancing in my head. much love, JP

9:08 AM  
Blogger Jenny Rough said...

Love how you found the "sun" in unexpected places despite the fog.

Gorgeous pictures.

5:54 PM  
Anonymous ceanandjen said...

Beautiful alternative sun(s)...brilliant colors. Thank you for gifting me with that little spot of light to help cut the gloom.

xoxoxoxox

10:18 PM  

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