Posts Tagged With: Fall

Occasionally Silent Sunday: Going to Seed

Thistles going to seed. Taken November 6, 2011. Canon Rebel XS with EF-S 55-250 mm IS lens.

Taken November 6, 2011. Canon Rebel XS with EF-S 55-250 mm IS lens.

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Autumn Leaves and Light

Autumn Leaves and Light: Golden Yellow

Autumn Leaves and Light: Red and Orange

The light was gorgeous this afternoon in the magic time about an hour before the sun began to set, so I had to bring my camera out to play, to capture it and the bits of color still hanging onto the trees of the neighborhood before they’re all bare.

The sun’s warmth spread against my skin like a blanket, and a light, warm breeze intermittently tousled my hair as I wandered entranced, seeing the world through my viewfinder.

A few minutes immersed in such beauty can feel like forever suspended in warmth and stillness.

Somehow, when I manage to let go and allow myself to simply see, I always seem to find exactly what I need.

Note: Photos taken with my trusty Canon Rebel XS and my new Canon EF-S 55-250 mm IS lens.

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Friday Photos: In Celebration of Fall (a.k.a. Autumn)

Autumn leaf. 9/17/2010. Canon PowerShot A 1100 IS.

Autumn leaf. 9/17/2010. Canon PowerShot A 1100 IS.

This week, Autumn (colloquially known as Fall) began, my favorite season.  I love the cool crispness in the air, locally grown and harvested apples, baked squash of various varieties (brushed with butter and topped with brown sugar), the riot of warm colors as the leaves change, then fall…It’s always seemed a little bit like magic to me.  Accordingly, I’ve been snapping photos like mad of any little sign that it’s coming. (See above.)

As part of celebrating the Autumnal Equinox/Mabon, I went on a photo walk.  Here are a few of the highlights:

Withered vine. 9/22/2010. Canon PowerShot A 1100 IS.

Withered vine. 9/22/2010. Canon PowerShot A 1100 IS.

Setting sun, shining through a tree on the Autumnal Equinox. Canon PowerShot A 1100 IS.

Setting sun, shining through a tree on the Autumnal Equinox. Canon PowerShot A 1100 IS.

Leaf. 9/22/2010. Canon PowerShot A 1100 IS.

Leaf. 9/22/2010. Canon PowerShot A 1100 IS.

This sums up how I feel about this season:

“Delicious Autumn!  My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive Autumns.” – George Eliot

Happy Fall, y’all!

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Sacred Life Sunday: The Wheel Begins to Turn Again

One of the first fallen leaves. Taken 8/1/2010, Canon PowerShot A 1100 IS.

One of the first fallen leaves. Taken 8/1/2010, Canon PowerShot A 1100 IS.

I saw the first hints of autumn today, colloquially better known as fall.  And that’s appropriate.  In some Pagan circles, today marks the first of the harvest holy days, known as Lammas or Lughnasadh.

For me, it heralds the slide into my favorite season.  The wheel is beginning to turn faster out of summer and toward fall.

In the fall is when I feel most alive, when I feel like, maybe, just maybe, magic is possible.  Out from under the crushing heat of summer, and with fewer allergens (for me) than spring, plus a riot of warm colors, fall is when I am most enamored with my camera and when I spend the most time outside.  It’s when I feel most creative, and most alive.

And I can’t wait for it!  I see it and feel it already.

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