Autumn Leaves

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.

Second spring at the reservoir

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.



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    1. Thank you. I love the autumn colors too, even though it represents the end of a growing season. It’s the beauty of sadness, but in reality, we all know its only a Phoenix.

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