Sunday, September 23, 2007

Delicious Autumn

"Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn."

-Elizabeth Lawrence

It's finally, officially, here. Autumn. Sigh. I have been walking in Tilden Park the last few weeks, to both clear my mind, and capture little signs that autumn was indeed on it's way. It has been gorgeous. I am a strange girl, I can feel all the tension drain from my body, just by spotting the first of new autumn leaves. The red maple is putting on a beautiful show, but I can tell the other trees will soon be following it's example. :) It was rainy yesterday, and the temperatures felt more like winter, then the last day of summer, but I had to smile, because that is what autumn does best, it gives us glances at all the best examples of each season. I love the smell of the air after it rains, it is absolutely intoxicating to me. The blend of cedar, and eucalyptus, and pine, had my head swimming. Is there anything like playing in a big pile of autumn leaves? Ahhhhhhh... life. :)

"Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower"

-Albert Camus

"Delicious Autumn"
Tilden Park
Berkeley, California
September, 2007


Peace said...

This is so inspirational. It is so good to be here. Beautiful leaves. I had seen only some green ones when I was in California. You are such a great person Carly!

MyMaracas said...

You certainly know how to enjoy the daylights out of a day, don't ya. LOL And I agree, autumn is the best of the best.


Suzanne R said...

I am enjoying the cooler air here, although we didn't get much of a hot summer. I love the way you express yourself about autumn, and, well, about everything! :-)

fdtate said...

You make autumn sound great, but I'm not a fan. It just means cold weather is coming. Bah!

Great photos as always!!!

Nancy said...

Autumn has always been my favorite time of year....thank you for reminding me as to why.

Beautiful entry, all around.