I walked into the fields to meet with Summer and left with Autumn at my side.
Fortunate to witness the handing over of the seasons as they waltzed with a graceful partnership together between the golden rays in the fields.
The audience, one woman, two dogs, multiple birds, and a tractor droning far away in the fields of graduating dusk.
Standing silently together in a clump as the soft dirt spilled into my shoes leaving me with gritty footsteps as I walked brushing past the chest-high asparagus fronds unendingly surrounding us while the sky turned a shade of burnt apricot.
The dogs at my feet an unseen rustling thing further out in the fields which made them whine with an eagerness for the chase, but left me wondering if it was a bear foraging to close.
Autumn was waiting patiently backstage practicing its steps to the dance, twirling as the black of the mountains swallowed up the remaining sunlight. Summer left with its head held high, considerately leaving us with a night that had to be one of the most spectacular sunsets of the season.
Long golden rays drifting across the fields, skimming lightly over the corn stalks, caressing them softly before settling into the strawberries for a goodbye kiss.
It made my heart skip strangely when I saw the sunlight bend down to cuddle the tall wisps of asparagus in the field, because I knew I was seeing something rare. I clicked my camera and attempted to capture the arrival in portioned out pieces of seconds but was not able to do justice to a magical moment.
How do you capture awe in a digital file?
It made me glad that I had stolen those moments from busyness to wander the fields with my camera, I had no regrets at leaving the others behind.
Put a ring on it
Mercury colored ripples on the surface of the pond circled their way outward created by curious fish that came to the surface to stare at the stunning sky their movement disturbing the dark reflected fringe of trees ringing the edges of the water.
The air was still, as if nature stood holding its breath waiting for the arrival of Autumn. I could see it move with intent through the mountains, coming to a standstill at the edge of the fields where it watched me like a stranger in the darkening evening.
That shivery feeling making my fingers fumble as I tried to line up what was left of the fading sunlight with the spigots of the irrigation line hanging far above my head. As the sun dropped stealthily, it created long shadows in the fields and I could almost feel it hug me goodbye. There was a sadness in the air, a faint tinge of regret that you get when a good friend leaves.
It was time to go.
Then I called the dogs, waved goodbye to summer and walked out of the field with Autumn at my side.
Jen @ The Light Laughed
Autumn brings changes
I was fortunate to be in the right place the other evening as Summer gave way to Autumn. The height of the mountains around here plays tricks with the way the light hits the fields, flinging golden tones over the far away land and darkening the edges.
It was a surreal and peaceful moment and while technically not the actual space in time when the season changed over it’s close enough to refer to it as such.
Wandering the fields with the dogs in twilight that night the sky painted shades of stunning peach and raspberry is a memory I hope I can still retrieve when I am old, grey, grizzled and unable to reach for my camera to capture what I see through bleary eyes.
Autumn’s already been busy frosting the roofs for the last few day, sprinkling white dust over anything that doesn’t move at night. Nudging the falling leaves from the flaming maple tree in my backyard, tinging the bushes with russet, and putting the periwinkle colored flowers of the roadside chicory to bed.
It feels early for the amber cloak to be thrown over the flowers, but the long timers tell us that it can arrive anytime between the beginning of September to the end of October.
I’d prefer it to wait a little longer, but the clear skies of the daytime are only hastening the frost.
We hope that it’s good mood stays long and keeps winter at bay.
Welcome home Autumn
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