There was a distinct chill in the air last night. I woke up sometime in the wee morning hours and was cold. Been a long time since I felt cold.
I got out this morning with my camera to take photos of the green leaves that won't be around much longer. For some reason I am in awe of their symmetry and asymmetry.
So many things I didn't notice in my youth capture my attention now and hold it. The thin skeletal veins on the back. The way one type of leaf looks against the background of other types.
I saw this bird, and just can't place what kind it is. Does anyone know? It's feathers were so pretty against the green.
The birds know that the seasons are changing. I see huge droves of them flying in beautiful flight patterns through my window.
The branches that are still filled with leafy groupings will be bare soon. We will see the starkness against the background of blue sky filling in till spring time. It has its own ethereal beauty.
I am itching for the leaves to turn so I can go out on country roads and take my time taking photos. I do it every year. It is a time I look forward to.
For now the sun is shining and the air is cool. It is pleasant to stand outside with my camera and play the waiting game.
This is my compilation of fall's essence...