Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Autumn Impression

"No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, no fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds... NOVEMBER!"

-Thomas Hood, "No!"

John Scalzi is taking a break from assigning a Monday Photo Shoot this week, so I am on my own to run with my imagination... and my camera. I took this photo in Golden Gate Park recently, at a place in the park that I visit often. A haunt really. There is just something about the trees, and how their reflections play upon the water in the small pond that they surround. It's a peaceful place. When I am there I don't think about much of anything, other that the scene in front of me, which changes from moment to moment. I get lost in the colors that dance in and out of vividness, with the movement of the sun, and the usual afternoon fog that can be expected in the city in autumn. Where first there are shadows, all of a sudden, there might an instance of bright clarity. Sometimes, like a shadow, thoughts of Mr. November come to mind. I feel that old familiar sadness that I am learning to live with, and yet, the sun still finds me and warms me. I took this photo on a day in late October, but somehow, it felt more like November.

"November Impressions"
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California
Autumn, 2007


Dave said...

Carly, it is no secret that I adore your photography. This was a bright spot in my day! Thanks!

Carly said...

Hi Dave

You are such a sweetie! I am glad you enjoy visiting my blog, and viewing my photos, you always brighten my day as well. :)

Always, Carly

Nancy said...

What a captivating photo! I just love it.
And your description and expression of the place....even better!


MyMaracas said...

Beautiful entry! Thanks so much for sharing it.


Karen Funk Blocher said...

Another absolutely stunning photo, Carly.