The weather here yesterday was awful. The wind blew in strong gusts. The rain drummed against the windows, and we even had some snow showers. Areas further north had some accumulating snow. October is much too early for snow here. I haven't even dug up the dahlia bulbs to be stored until spring. There is a lesson in nature's unexpected turns. That scene I drove by and said I'd capture tomorrow is not the same. The rich colors are faded yellow and brown. The beauty of some moments must be captured and felt as they present themselves. Their ethereal quality makes them impossible to preserve forever except in our minds or hearts. Store up moments of beauty, really see and feel them. They change by tomorrow.
October 26, 2008
When Autumn arrives I can feel my innards cringing with dread, but at the same time my eyes are dazzled by the fleetingly vibrant world. Sadness and joy grip me in painful confusion. I run outside with camera in hand hoping to capture the dazzling sights before they fade and bemoan the wind that carried so many leaves from their perch. Cold comes creeping in putting garden plants to rest and taking my pond from friend to icy harbor of my almost still koi. No longer do they gather at my feet splashing and dancing for the food I bring. I, too, begin the pulling back from my outer world and seek the warmth and comfort of fire and home.
October 25, 2008
This is my first post on my first blog. Since I'm not sure where I'm going with this, it may not be indicative of future blogs. As an artist I dabbled in oils and photography over the years, but today my medium is digital photography. I will be posting some of the photographs that particularly speak to me and I may, also, share those snapshots that illustrate a post. I did some writing in my college years and have the rejection slips to prove it. I know many people say they have at least one novel in them waiting to be written, but mine are more vignettes or short stories. I doubt I will ever write THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL. Many of the blogs I have visited have blown me away with the talent and wit they display. I hope in time to achieve their status as a blogger.