There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!
Percy Bysshe Shelley
October 6th - taking pictures doubles the pleasure
You never see bad days in a photo album, but it is these days that get us from one happy snapshot to the next.
The shifting of seasons can be difficult for some people as it can feel jarring to their senses, but most of the time Mother Nature eases us through the transition.
Seeing the world from another perspective, whether spatially or mentally, can introduce you to all sorts of hidden treasures. The root of the discovery process often lies in finding another way of looking at the world. The common human reaction to insects is one example. Spinning its web in a dark corner, a spider may seem drab, frightening, and mysterious. But seen up close weaving silver snowflakes between the branches of a tree, they can look like colored jewels.
A mountain can look very different relative to where you are standing. Each living thing sees the world from its unique vantage point. While from your window you may be seeing what looks like a huge shrub, a bird in its nest is getting an intimate view of that tree’s leafy interior.
Sometimes, there are experiences in life that from your vantage point may seem confusing, alarming, or worrisome. Try seeing them from another point of view. Just as kneeling down sometimes helps you see more closely when you are looking for lost treasure, so can standing back help you appreciate the broader picture of what you are looking at.
Colors are the smiles of nature.