24.9.13

DAY365+110

autumn in my part of the world

This is no doubt, my favorite season. You may wonder how this can be possible when we are located in a subtropical belt (but with a less hot climate that many subtropical areas thanks to the trade winds and the cold ocean) and our weather has been denominated "eternal spring". 

Well... there are many reasons and not all of them are related to the weather: after much time deeply involved in the academic context some way or another, first as student and as a teacher afterward, this time of the year seems always to be a promising to me. 

However, this period which has such a suggestive name: autumnal equinox, has also unique appeal here (and there and everywhere):

The days bring some chill, but keep a wonderful brightness. 

The leaves start to fall, but the trees keep flowering (even simultaneously), 
so the shades of red of the leaves and of the flowers are mixed and the paths are paved also with petals. 

Bees, butterflies and birds carry on with their matters, 
but their joy is now more perceptible thanks to the clouds that create a cool atmosphere. 

The light is not so hard and subtle shadows are starting to take ownership of the scenery.  H
owever, colors are still vibrant and things seems to have a beautiful glow. 

The hope of the rain is in the air (literally and metaphorically)
making them shine, captivating my camera. 

This vitality outburst before the winter´s austerity always brings me back the feeling that everything can change, evolve and be brand new once and again.  
Indeed, I live every autumn like an authentic re-start, in the deep sense of the word. I enjoy preparing myself for the upcoming shorter days (and the swamped agenda) and the following re-awakening. 

The certainty that something good is waiting for me around the corner and my the disposition to be -positively- amazed are almost palpable...

Oh!, friends, I love these sensations. I love how autumn makes me feel.

8 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I like this. We don't often think of the non-weather aspects of autumn. You've captured them beautifully here :)

shonazee said...
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shonazee said...

The pictures left me spell bound . Not only the ones in this post , but in all the others . These pictures have something unique about them . I can't pin point it but they are inspiring . And I have learnt during browsing through your blog that you are the one behind the lens of the camera , so all i would like to say is thank you for inspiring me today .You are doing a very incredible job :)

http://shonazee.blogspot.in/

shonazee said...

The pictures left me spell bound . Not only the ones in this post , but in all the others . These pictures have something unique about them . I can't pin point it but they are inspiring . And I have learnt during browsing through your blog that you are the one behind the lens of the camera , so all i would like to say is thank you for inspiring me today .You are doing a very incredible job :)

http://shonazee.blogspot.in/

Cathy H. said...

You've inspired me to be more aware of the subtle changes that autumn brings. There's so much more to appreciate than just the colorful leaves. Amazing images with such beautiful colors and textures!

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Your photos are absolutely gorgeous. I live in Bakersfield, California where it doesn't usually cool down until mid-October but this year we are actually having some cooler weather now, in September!

Autumn is my favorite season & your photos just affirmed that love!

Aga Gasiniak said...

So, so beautiful Zena your post and photographs and these colours are magical. Thank you for sharing and enjoy autumn days!

Aga Gasiniak said...

p.s your self portraits are truly beautiful and amazing.

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