Leaf Philosophy

"Shall we let go?"
said the leaf on the left
"Not yet"
said the leaf on the right.
"Rain is on the way" said their fallen sisters, already lying on the ground.
"You will join us soon enough. It is our destiny."
"So be it", said the two leaves still hanging onto the branch.
"We will accept the wind and rain which will take us onto the next part of our life's journey."

A hedgehog scuttled by in the early morning, muttering to himself,
still looking for the perfect spot to hibernate!

A black car in the street
 wishing it had been sprayed another colour
Wish granted!

The golden Ginkgo leaves released themselves from the tree, their mother,
like excited children leaving the nest with a flourish of anticipation.
A friendly crevice in the stone steps gave them shelter
until they decided what to do next!

The beech trees in the park yesterday
were releasing their leaves like zigzagging butterflies doing their love dances in the spring.

All the elements of nature
so closely connected
creating the cycle of life.
The earth in which a young sapling grows into a sturdy tree
tiny buds form on branches and then leaves fall in autumn
and create compost which nourishes the roots of the tree.

The days are much shorter and the longer evenings give us more time
 to be creative
to reflect
to read
to be at one with the season.


21 comments

  1. What a magical and poetic post. Loved it!

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  2. Sandra your prose is fun, I enjoyed each one. The conversation between the leaves seems so much about life, embracing it and letting go all at once. The photos are beautiful. I really like your new header, I find it to be striking.

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    1. Thank you for all your kind words, Tammie. I loved the Ginkgo leaves too and chose them to be my header for a while!

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  3. Beautiful words to go with your gorgeous autumn photos. I especially love the ginkgo gathering.

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    1. Thanks so much, Kim. Autumn is the messenger who reminds us of the impermanence of things and yet how they are so connected to continuity, with a period of restful hibernation in-between. All we need to know is taught to us by Nature!

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  4. Simply lovely. Thank you xxx

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    1. Thank you, Sarn. Lovely to take you to the park with me!

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  5. I'll miss these beautiful autumn colours, but you're right: plenty of crochet time ahead ;-)

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    1. Yes, there's a time for everything and every season! Thanks, Marjan!

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  6. The fall colors are wonderful! I love the golden ginkgo leaves nestled in their crevice. I have never seen a hedgehog in nature. I guess it get to cold where I am? I will have to google it. :) Enjoy your longer evenings, perfect for crochet.

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. Well the hedgehogs seem to scuttle around here as long as the weather is warm enough! Yes, perfect evenings for crochet!

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  7. I just realized I had missed one of your posts! Guess I've been a little too busy. The leaves and their story are wonderful. I especially love the ginkgo leaves, they are such a brilliant yellow. I know of a few ginkgo trees not too far away from me, but I haven't made it to see them this fall. Your little pumpkins are so sweet!

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    1. Thanks, Cathy. Yes, you have been busy by the sound of things! I love the Ginkgo so much in the autumn as well. I enjoyed making those little pumpkins and then putting them into a natural environment in the park!

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  8. A sweet little leafy story! And I love the little knitted pumpkins too.

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  9. Wonderful pictures, sweet colours. I adore your post.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment and visit!

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