It took time looking for finds so simple, but the colors of Fall are not just the “smack in your face” glowing trees. Sometimes the individual is as pretty as the many, but then again, pretty is in the eye of the beholder. I just happen to appreciate the simpler things.
I was on the hunt like the fox on voles. Eyes peeled for leaves stuck in place, or floating down the stream. Why?
No reason really other than giving myself a project that would be fun, and for a time to think without the distractions of the everyday.
It was almost as if the leaves wanted to be noticed and admired. Just stopping long enough for those of us to appreciate their yearly sacrifice.
It did make me think beyond the obvious task at hand though. To realize that people get stuck in limbo, and for no other reason than a fear of something. I often like the unexpected of nature because it can be something new. That or seeing something ordinary in a new way.
I was looking for leaves in ways other than laying on the ground or casually hanging in the tree. Some leaves seemed stuck like Velcro for instance. Maybe these leaves were asking for assistance to continue their journey back to the soil for the germinating seeds. Completing a job, so to speak.
I even found leaves submerged… like a tropical fish swimming the sea floor.
The best finds were those stuck in colorful grasses. Even crispy leaves had some interest.
This made me think of being surrounded by a colorful life, one that does not dwell on appearances as one gets older.
Some leaves were just show offs, upping the pretty factor of where they landed on their journey. Others like below, wanted no distraction from their own existence.
This one was the most unexpected find. One blade of grass dangling the leaf like a Christmas ornament. And Christmas represents hope, and belief in things that require faith. I have no clue how it stayed there rocking in the wind. I also have no clue how it relates to being stuck in limbo, except maybe to take a chance on the seemingly impossible and having a bit of faith.
Follow along as each day has a theme.