QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower
 Albert Camus
Despite the gusty wind and overcast day yesterday, I couldn’t help but admire the Japanese Maple leaves tossing around above my balcony fence.  Thank goodness the dead branch is on the other side of the tree next to the road and I can barely see it from my desk chair.
I sat and watched the leaves in lazy silence as I ate my lunch at my desk.   Who could resist getting the camera out and making a few images.   For a change, I didn’t actually worry whether the results were in focus or not.   I just enjoyed the tangle of colour as the wind picked up speed, died down, and then picked up and raced faster than ever down my steep cliffside short road.
The Fairy-wrens and House Sparrows are out in great numbers today and I’m hoping the sun will stay out and give me an opportunity to get out in the fresh air.   Hard to believe Winter is on the horizon and the last 3 months of Autumn have flown by in a haze of TV News and mostly deserted streets.
I feel as though I’ve missed Autumn altogether this year.
I came across this sunset captured in early Autumn – 3rd March 2018 BC (before construction across the road) as I looked back to see what was happening the same time in previous years.
It never ceases to amaze me how one minute the sunset is gold and orange and next minute……..pink, mauve, blue or purple…….in the same night.
SUNSET up on the clifftop opposite my apartment balcony – 3rd March, 2018

 

7 thoughts on “QUOTE OF THE WEEK

    1. They were lovely, Eliza.
      I still see a bit of colour, but the tall new apartment building hides the best of the sunset now as I can’t see the horizon straight in front of me.

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  1. That’s one of my favorite quotations, and so perfect for your season. I know a bit of that “I’ve missed it!” feeling. Just as the lockdowns were starting, the wild iris were in bud. Now that we’re getting out and about a bit more, I went looking and discovered the seed pods have fully formed. I missed the flowers almost entirely!

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    1. It just seems like yesterday that the heat of our Summer left us, but we’re well and truly into the cold mornings now.

      I really need to get to the shops and buy new walking shoes and some warmer clothes, but although some stores are open this week, the official instructions are still to only go out shopping for the things you REALLY need e.g. food. I broke my watch and need a couple of other non-essentials too. As a high-risk person I’m still erring on the side of caution, although I did see a surprising number of shoppers at the local shopping centre last week when I went to my bank (and ended up going to the health food store and supermarket for a couple of things).

      I have the bulk of my shopping delivered pre-virus anyway.

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