Thursday, September 3, 2009

Change is in the air

I feel it in the air.  Change is coming.  As I'm riding along with the breeze blowing back my hair I feel Fall touching my skin and whispering in my ear, "I'm coming.  Get ready for me."

This is the time of year, end of summer, almost fall, when sadness creeps in and threatens to throw me off balance.  I want to cling to summer, make it stay for just a little longer.  I look up at the clear blue sky, the gently swaying, beautiful green leaves on every tree and try to memorize each detail.  I know it won't be long before this color turns to multi-colors--shades of orange, yellow and red.  I won't mind autumn's varied palette, but after that, they'll all die off, crinkle away and curl up stiff and broken on the ground.  The trees will be as bare as I once described them in a poem:  "the trees shed their leaves like skin and leave behind a ghostly grin."

I'm not ready to face the nakedness of winter.  And so I cling to the lovely and varied costumes of summer and fall.

I will try my best to appreciate each fading summer day before it slips away.  I will photograph the treasures of nature with my eyes.

I feel it in the air.  Change is coming.


  1. Kathy, that was so nice--truly beautiful! In a not so poetic way, I feel exactly the same as you. Here in Chicago I noticed that the leaves on many of the trees are already turning to orange and yellow. I adore fall, so I'm actually happy about it, but will miss the summer too...though we didn't seem to have one.

    Take care!

    xoxo -- Hilary

  2. What a beautifully written post!

    LOL Too bad I can't relate. I love autumn. It's my fave season, even in Florida where it barely arrives before it's gone. It has its own smell, I think.

    I'm sorry you'll miss summer. :-) Don't worry, she'll be back! LOL

  3. Very nice! I don't like winter either, and you described exactly how I feel.

  4. That was a lovely post. A gentle touch.

  5. Thank you to all!

    I do love autumn, I must say. I think winter lasts too long. I want to preserve the nice weather for as long as possible!

  6. "lovely and varied costumes of summer and fall"

    Just beautiful. And I so agree!

  7. We're having a cookout on Monday. It's the end of summer! Oh no!

  8. "costumes..."
    so poetic!

    i'm pretty sure
    you're going to discover
    something lovely come Winter...

    and if that something
    doesn't already exist
    you will create it.

    ...and it will be lovely.

    that's who you are!

  9. Thanks, Chuck.

    What a great guy you are.

  10. Such sincerity in your words, filled with life and seasons in change. It is a wonderful feeling to just acknowledge everything as it is, and go with the flow. Whatever may be, keep expressing as you are enchanting us with your truths. :)

  11. Thank you, Ana, for the kind words.