Ponder this:

Monday, October 15, 2012

The dying of the light


Rage, rage against it all you like: the light of life, and of day, and 
of carotene and anthocyanin all fade in 
a dishearteningly short time.


September 29, 2012

The very same trees, October 14, 2012

15 comments:

Barb said...

Even a brief blaze from fall is a gift! I biked today and the a aspens are bare. But, the sun was out and the peaks were gleaming white.

Carolynn Anctil said...

I feel an odd sense of embarrassment for those poor naked trees.

English Rider said...

No super-glue, where you live, then?

DJan said...

I hope you get a picture of these same trees in spring, too! :-)

Joanne Noragon said...

Hmmm, those trees took a hit. We're about half down and waiting for the end to start clearing out the yard.

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

Wow...the seasons have changed so fast and so soon! It's still 95 here in Arizona, but I'm headed to Chicago for a college reunion next week and expect to encounter serious autumn! I agree with DJan that it would be really cool to take pictures of these trees in every season!

Retired English Teacher said...

So, so true. I just sat and watched the evening set in tonight. It was so beautiful. The trees still had a golden glow about 5:00. By 5:30 the light was going and the leaves no longer had their autumn glory. I realized we have to take in the beauty for the short time it is there or we will never see it at all.

#1Nana said...

Wow. Our leaves are just starting to turn.

Ann said...

I know. I was driving up 95 yesterday and realized how November-y it was starting to look. It is disheartening--more the early dark than anything. I do like the sparseness of the Northern landscape in winter. Still, it's hard in winter--I understand why so many people go south. Take heart, my dear--in transitional periods, I go for walks, keep the fire going and make squash soup!

Hilary said...

That was rather fast. Hopefully it will still be a long time before it turns white!

Chef Files said...

Ahhh, Dylan Thomas if I am not mistaken. Wonderful verse.

VioletSky said...

oh dear. our leaves have not quite finished yet.
but, my, does the sun ever start setting early!

Linda Myers said...

I love the autumn color and the empty winter branches. Not real keen on the rain, though, and the darkness.

Joe Todd said...

One day closer to SPRING...

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

While it wanes here I guess it brightens the southern hemisphere.