Tag: Leaves

bathing in autumn light

The weather here in Western North Carolina has finally felt like autumn this weekend.  I’ve been spoiled by work trips to Illinois and Maine earlier this season and have been waiting somewhat impatiently for it to cool off here in my hometown.  (Whoever said…

Rainer Maria Rilke’s Autumn

The leaves are falling, falling as if from far up, as if orchards were dying high in space. Each leaf falls as if it were motioning “no.” And tonight the heavy earth is falling away from all other stars in the loneliness. We’re all…

lessons learned: maple leaves and transformation

Once in the morning and once in the afternoon, I walk the dogs down past the trees which affords me the opportunity to study the colors changing as the weather cools.  This year I’ve noticed that the reds are darker than usual–in some places,…