Monday, October 15, 2012

Small Fall Before the Big Rain

So much potential,
but early rains do put an end
to the beauty that could be.
It is what is.
What came before the rains
was magnificent and such a blessing.
Is it selfish to want more?
Perhaps so.
I am grateful,
though feeling quite greedy.
I do want the promise of oaks,
maples and the glory of
the autumnal skies
to be fulfilled.
best, e.


Susan T said...

Like a patchwork of Autumn in all it's splendour - stunning.

Grammy Braxton said...

Beautiful fall colors. I agree, I always want more and I am so sad when the leaves start to fall. I love the line, "It is what it is." That is my favorite saying to my children about all things.

Another wonderful post, Ellen.


jackie said...

Your photos always so breath takingly beautiful!

Sirpa said...

Thank you Ellen for your comment in my blog!
What a wonderful blog you have! I'll definitely start to follow this now. - You don't seem to have the "Join this site" button to click, but I'll handle it in another way. :) I like to have that button in my blog to get visible there who are following it. If you don't mind, I'd love to see you as a follower in my blog! Anyway, follower or not, you are really welcome to visit it again! :)

Mrs. Micawber said...

Sigh - yes. Sic transit gloria [insert Latin for "autumn" here]. :)

On my walk yesterday I found a few maples that had tarried behind the rest. Flame-red and sunshine-gold; they made my heart glad.

I especially love your curled-leaf shots, and the red tree next to the lime green. And what a quietly beautiful double trunk at the end!

A fellow blogger has a question about Japanese maples which I think you could probably answer. Here is the link to her post:

I hope you have some sunny days to follow the rain.

Beetlebirdhare said...

what beautiful colours : )
love the last photo especially!

Shannon Ganshorn said...

Beautiful Photos! My favourite is the last one with the cross-section of wood.
Shannon Ganshorn

Ginnie said...

Your pictures are outstanding Ellen but I especially love the last one. At first I thought the leaf had drifted onto swirls of water but now I think it's bark. Did you stage it or was it just there waiting for your artistic eye to find it?

Annie Cholewa said...

I look away for a moment and you go all autumnal on me!

Glorious colours Ellen, but I think the last, more muted, photograph is my favourite. For some reason it put me in mind of some words of Andrew Wyeth's: "I prefer winter ... the bone structure of the landscape ... the loneliness of it, the dead feeling ... something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show."

Mona said...

Your fall may be short - but it has beauty to last a long one! Our fall usually becomes quite brown and muddy without bright autumn colours occurs ...