Shadows and Light

The season of light and color is coming to an end, but this morning the sun shone bright and clear. Autumn is a beautiful time of year, allowing the structure and solidity whispered in spring and summer to shout out its power in coming winter. Beauty resides even in decay.

I walked through my garden early this morning, bathed in cold, clear light. Bright colors, deep shadows, strong forms caught my eye. Soon leaves will be gone and the garden’s bare structure will persist to remind us of what lies ahead.

Give yourself the autumnal gift of time and its components – sun, color, structure, decay – to observe the slow conclusion of a garden. Soon enough, life returns.

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