Autumn Sadness Tempered by Light


It's true that although the fall is one of my favourite seasons (and definitely the best time to visit Eastern Canada) it always brings a mixture of moods. The sadness in the mix is related to the end of summer, which this year seemed was shorter than normal and not nearly as hot as it usually is. I feel that I didn't do half of what I planned or hoped to do. 'Ah well, there's always next summer' but that thought comes with a little sigh of resignation.

The fall also brings a feeling of restlessness as I am nagged by a persistent feeling that I should be leaving to go somewhere. There is also a slight mood of foreboding about what the winter might have in store for us and this hangs heavy as the stormy dark sky behind these bright leaves.

But in spite of all of that, the brilliant autumn light, magnified and intensified by the golden, orange and red colours leaves a feeling of joy that no other season seems to carry.

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47 Responses

  1. +Igor Schevchenko thanks very much!

    Thank you so much +Heiko Mahr​. I'm glad you like it.

    +Ursula Klepper​ they are almost all gone now but those that remain are just as bright and wonderful. Thanks! xo

    Thank you for the lovely comment, +Gary Whitehouse​. Are we ready for another winter? I hear that the old farmers almanac says it will be warmer?

    Thank you, Sumit, my friend.

    +Saurabh Satyadarshi​ they were cut down to make this path so we could enjoy the walk through the woods. Thanks.

  2. Thanks Ursula it is a feeling of joy, as I said, but melancholy is sensed (maybe not well in the image) because the sky was dark behind the leaves. Thanks so much my friend +Ursula Klepper​, I'm glad to have brought a little joyful light into your day!

  3. +Dylan Johnson – the heat is one thing I was sorry we didn't get much of this summer. That and the amount of real 'summer'. But I do love the fall! and thanks Dylan.

    +Krzysztof Felczak and +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional thank you very much for the comment and the reshare of the post. It's much appreciated.

    +suzahh 268 thank you!

    Thank you as always for the lovely comment, as always, +Karen Cooper

    +Leonardo Hervacio Arenas – I am very fortunate as it is just behind our house. And it is lovely.

    +Beena R – I'm glad you found it to be, thanks so much Beena!

  4. +Linda Jess Thanks so much. It was really special light in those leaves. You can't really see it but the sky was dark behind them. And of course you know that tree stump with its decoration of fungi well.

    +Rick Leaf 🙂 Thanks.

    Thank you very much +Rita Gijbels

    Thanks +soo in lee – I'm glad you liked it.

    I understand, as I missed it when I lived in Europe, though they do get lovely colours too. Just not so intense. Thanks very much +Linda Villers

    Thank you very much +MoodyMonday and +Alen Ianni – for the comment and the reshare.

    It is, +Shelly Gunderson and not 1 minute walk from my house.

    Thank you very much +Margaret Tompkins and the +Landscape Photography theme for the lovely comment and reshare.

    +Mac Vogt thanks for mentioning both. I love to write about my photographs hoping it gives an added dimension to those who care to read it.

    +Magy Duarte – it's so good to see you! Thanks very much, my friend.

    Thanks a lot +Giselle Savoie

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