Beauty From A Different Perspective
Autumn usually makes me feel semi-depressed. Knowing that the growing season is coming to a close. Leaves change color and drop off, leaving plants and trees with nothing but bare branches. A bitter cold winter is waiting around the corner. The whole perspective of everything coming to an end has never settled well with me. Until I came across a bookmark that was sent to me by the American Horticultural Society this year. A quote on the back of the bookmark said…
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus
It’s interesting to look at autumn as a second spring. Leaves that are usually green turn yellow, orange, red, pink and various shades of these colors. Some are multi-hued. My new found perspective on autumn makes me more aware of the leaves’s colors, large and small.
Below are leaves that were found in and around our garden. Quite colorful. I can see why Camus described them as flowers of the second spring.