Monday, September 24, 2007

Autumnal Equinox

"Change is a measure of time and in the autumn, time seems speeded up. What was is not and never again will be; what is, is change."

-Edwin Way Teale

I am a little tired. The rain and cold air we had this weekend, has sent me back into somewhat of a hibernation. This is my first autumn with both Fibromyalgia and Diabetes. I can see it will be quite a challenge finding the balance. My energy is low, but I am all kinds of inspired with the camera, so, as always, I am choosing my activities carefully. I have a trip to Sacramento planned for midweek, which will be good for me, as the weather is expected to be warmer by then. I am even looking forward to the 2 hour car ride. :) But until then, I am taking things easy, so here is a new haiku. I have had the words floating in my imagination for a couple days. Autumn always makes me introspective, and sometimes wistful. What's a girl to do?

Autumnal Equinox
by Carly Gordon

Leaves begin to fall
As long days become long nights
In dreams you remain

Botanic Garden
Tilden Park
Berkeley, California
September, 2007
Late Afternoon


Karen Funk Blocher said...

I love, love, love that photo. I want to be there!

Patrick said...

Love the photo and the haiku! :)

You already know how I feel about autumn, so I'm pretty happy as well...until that weird sinus thing takes hold and somehow manages my anxiety to amp up a bit...

Oh, well...vicious cycle and all that sorta thing. :)

If anyone can handle the fibromyalgia and diabetes, it's you, and I just bet you can whip them both into shape by Christmas. Just hang in there and be sure to take lots of time to take care of yourself.

(And if you get back to that same scene after the colors change, I'd love to see a "before and after" comparison!) (Or do those leaves change?)