Monday, November 30, 2009

Autumn Before the Festivities

fallen leaves in our backyard

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
- Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

Before the festivities for Christmas and New Year begin, here are a few more photos of autumn - the beautiful transition period between the euphoric spirit of summer and the excitement of the yuletide season.

Autumn sings a lullaby to the beat of crunching leaves under your feet and the soft pitter-patter of rain as it prepares plants and trees for their winter sleep.

It seems so tranquil – with leaves turning from green to yellow then red, then slowly falling to the ground with a passing soft breeze traced with the lingering warmth of summer. But beneath its serene surface is the frenzy of birds, squirrels, hedgehogs and other creatures getting ready to head south or build nests, finding (and storing) enough food to last for the duration of the cold season.

Autumn is a beauty in contrast – as leaves’ color become more intense, the colder the temperature becomes. And when trees are down to their last leaf, they would then be shrouded in winter mist or covered in soft snow.

felix with ears pricked for falling leaves

But not yet… winter is officially 3 weeks away. So while waiting for the next “scene”, let’s enjoy autumn’s charm while it lasts.


sweetbay said...

Lovely post. Felix is such a cutie!

lareine said...

Thanks, sweet bay! And I think felix will have a great time in your garden... and playing with Tommy perhaps? :)

Unknown said...

Ok, first I LOVE Felix!!! And second I love that quote about leaves being flowers. :) Love your photos, of course!!

lareine said...

Thanks, Lisaschaos! I'm sure Felix would be happy to know that (and of course, me too, the proud "mom"). And autumn season provides a lot of great photo opprtunities :)

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