The last few days of summer are upon us, but we can now look forward to the beautiful colours and smells of autumn and the cool crisp mornings. Today, for me, was almost ideal, cloudy, cool, but not cold, and some refreshing smelling rain. I still need to get into my garden to finish getting all the cucumbers and carrots in. We had one morning last week that was -3°C, so the carrots should have a nice sweet flavour now! Autumn is my favourite season of the year. Watch the changes and the sombre leftover colours as seasons move towards monotone winter.
” The brilliant autumnal colors are red and yellow and the various tints,
hues, and shades of these. Blue is reserved to be the colour of the sky, but
yellow and red are the colors of the earth-flower. Every fruit,
on ripening, and just before it’s fall, acquires a bright tint. So do the
leaves; so the sky before the end of the day, and the year near it’s setting.
October is the red sunset sky, November the later twilight. Color
stands for all ripeness and success. We have dreamed that the hero should
carry his color aloft, as a symbol of his virtue. The
noblest feature, the eye, is the fairest-colored, the jewel of the body.”
Henry David Thoreau
[ Anba Ikeda 4×5, Fujinon 300mm f8.5 C, Fujichrome Provia 100F ]