Monday, September 27, 2010
The morning air has a crisp chill that I know means our first nighttime frost is just around the corner. (I think I'd better bring my herbs into the kitchen pretty soon!) If I stop for a moment to take it in, I can smell that Autumn aroma and notice the changing leaves.
It seems each year that Autumn sticks around for but a split second, which is why I find it so important to take notice of its bounty and beauty while it lasts.
A walk through Manito Park yesterday has left that crisp, sweet smell in my nostrils this morning; I am already itching to get out on a walk through my neighborhood to take in the changing seasons closer to home.
The Japanese Garden was positively beautiful yesterday! It was a rather warm afternoon with a calm in the air and a blue, cloudless sky. With all the rush and hustle in daily life, there always seems to be a stillness in Nature that I love to capture on camera.
It was a lovely day for a swim through the pond...if you happen to be a Koi.
A unique Birch tree
I am usually of the mindset that what you find in Nature belongs in Nature. I did, however, take a couple of leaves home yesterday. I've always loved to collect a few brightly colored fallen leaves. They are great for pressing (particularly Maples), and can be preserved for years to come. This year I am eager to try flower/foliage pounding.
Happy Fall Ya'll!
Friday, September 24, 2010
A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.