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.

Reservoir-autumn
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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