Saturday, 12 September 2009

Autumn Trove

Autumn is in the air
The magical scent of Pines
The flowery beauty of the Beech husks crunching under foot
The gentle breezes complimenting the magnificent autumn sun

Holly looking her finest
Magical berries of Yew, Hawthorn, Elder
The Blackberry, Blueberry, Plum and Sloe
Acorns, Hazels, Horse Chestnuts, Sweet Chestnuts

A time for stocking up
A time for letting go
A time of new horizons
An eagerness to learn

Changing colours from green, to red, to gold
The Scattering of leaves
A great time to teach the wisdom of the trees
Of identification, recognition

Playful squirrels, fox cubs, migrating birds
The bustling season
Excitement all around
Changes...

My favourite time of year

18 comments:

ArtSparker said...

I think I'm adjusting. Starting to think about apples, though letting go of the stone fruit is hard...

Caio Fernandes said...

the way you describe this "passage " is enchanting and tender .
it is a totaly diferent experience to me . and i would love to taste just a drop of what you are living now among these trees and berrys and everything else .
thank you Jasmine !!

velvetwoods said...

I'm ready for the new.It's spring here in Australia.Time for renewal and fertility in the air.I feel and smell a great renewal is just around the corner.I will blossom with the flowers ! Your collection of mother nature's autumn bounty is so beautiful.

Jenny said...

Hi Jasmine,

Very pretty autumn pictures! Summer's green is still around. Today I saw two large flights of birds, geese, moving south.

Jasmine said...

Artsparker - Luckily Autumn gives us her warmest sun and brightest colours before the weather turns. Making the transition as kind and beautiful as possible :)

Caio - You are kind. I would love to see Brazil as you describe it on your mountainside with Jinny :)

Velvetwoods - You are Australian, I thought you were American, don't ask me why.Spring is beautiful, so full of magic and anticipation. I find myself with eyes glued to the ground looking to see what will burst out of the earth first...

Jenny - Migrating geese, how wonderful. A gift for the eyes.

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Hello,
Wonderful sentiments for the coming weeks...I am already looking forward to 'winter work'. -J

ruthie said...

Jsamine, i agree , mine too, we have been out walking all day, cant get enough of the autumness in the air. beautiful words & images. *ruthie*

The Scrybe said...

Nice pictures... I love autumn too :).. "A time of new horizons" :)

The Scrybe said...

Oh, and I also like the Paulo Freire quote...

Tammie Lee said...

Your post is a lovely celebration of the changing seasons. i am smiling!

acornmoon said...

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SarahA said...

There is something about Autumn and you have managed to capture her enchantment, with your words and pictures.
'A time for stocking up
A time for letting go'
Very true, you. So very true of Autumn.

Assayya said...

i enjoy the after-summer-time, the days between the summer en the real autumn.
it is really nice walking in the woods,the trees, still green but soon changing the colors of their leaves.
you can feel, smel and see it:))

Trée said...

Love the photos. I was trimming some pine trees in my yard today. The pine scent was heavenly. Love that aroma of the wood, of the sacrifice, the sap. Still, autumn is my favorite time of the year.

Shadow said...

you've captured the season beautifully...

Art4Sol said...

This is my favorite time of year. Each morning you can see and smell the changes happening, And of course the squirrels are in power mode of collecting for the winter months ahead.
Thanks for the additional link on tree lore...I know it will be useful.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Lovely description of Autumn - love the references to the berries, and the photos. I like to stand and enjoy all the different scents in the woods, and that lovely atmosphere.

aleph said...

It´s such a beautiful description and there´s so much wisdom in accompaning in mind and spirit what these times of transition, learning from natrure´s rythm.