autumn equinox



One day last week when I was leaving the studio and walking back to my car, the changing colours on the trees and shrubs along the path made me slow down to enjoy them. Feeling as if I were five years old, I picked a bunch to take home and have fun with the scanner.

Along the south side of the road home are many tall trees. The sun was low even in the early afternoon so there was a lovely flickering of light and shadow through the trees as I passed. It’s something I love and have noticed many filmmakers do as well.

The last day of summer was cloudy, such a change from the bright sunny and sometimes hot weather we’ve had so far this month, though the shadows have been lengthening increasingly every day. This morning is cloudy/foggy and today is the first day of fall for those of us in the northern hemisphere. The coming of spring seems to be celebrated more because of winter’s end but autumn is a favourite of mine as well. To me all the four seasons make a wonderful cycle and marker of time’s passing with its variety in light, weather and changes in the gardens and woods.

September 22, 2012 in Being an Artist, Canada and BC, Home by Marja-Leena