Well well well. Isn’t this just grande? I’m eating the pie Mother has most graciously offered called Humble Pie. A few posts back I stated that this Autumn the leaves instead of weeks spanning the change of colors, are doing so in days’ time. It started out that way yet here I am, weeks later after that misleading statement, and the colors still have yet to finish their ecstatic outburst. Autumn Color seems to have stalled, slipped into neutral, leaving me mistaken once again in attempting to figure out Mother and what She is up to.
In all my lifetime, I have not seen a Fall quite like this one. The Initial Quick Change affected only certain trees bringing them into brilliant rapture. Then, along came Roaring Winds which ripped those leaves off sending them into a riotous swirling dance before finding ground. Soon after, the next round of change began. Howling Winds came along tearing those leaves off with a major production of speeding spirals of color whipping across space until they too found ground . However, trees stood still green and then another round of magnificent color blossomed up to this present day.
Questions pop pop pop in my mind, questions seeking answers which I probably will not get. Why are certain trees affected and others not? Why are some areas seen with bare trees while others have blinding, jaw dropping colors mixed in with trees determined to hang on to their green? Do some species choose to change their leaf color ahead of most of the other trees?
Could it be the energy of the majority surrounding those trees that are the catalyst for change? Are there pockets of different frequencies that are the invisible signal for what those trees decide to do? The extraordinary display of ongoing colors this year has me in awe and yes even while I am driving my neck is swiveling as I just have to get all the sights in. One huge canyon which has no access that I drive over has my soul aching to get those shots which I know are not possible. The drama, the colors, the sheer steep cliffs ….. OH how I wish there was a place I could pull over, a scenic outlook of some sort so that I can finally put to rest my soul clamoring, “Oh please please please allow me the chance to do justice with my cameras these miraculous thrills!”
So, my head is so enchanted with the Greatest Show on Earth happening all around me, that even when I am doing my every day schedule, my keen eyes keep glancing outside allowing my heart to dance with the Singing Stars hanging on those branches. As I told a friend recently, I could live in these colors for all of eternity.
I’ve gotten to all four parks which I intended to go to, one of which I actually visited twice. The last park was a doozy for me. Carrying my heavy equipment I had forgotten how challenging the hills are. I was huffing and puffing for a while, sweat dripping down my neck yet I kept on going, being pulled further and further into the forest, enticed to investigate those colors. If it wasn’t for the tick tock of the clock and my responsibilities I have at home, I’d be wandering there until dark. Yet, I must admit, I was so relieved to see my vehicle for I was pooped. Those pictures are yet to come. I’m still on October the 12th pictures which the following pictures were taken on.
This park called Como Lake Park, is actually situated behind our home. I am extremely fortunate to have such Beauty close by where I can get my daily walks in. I hit peak or almost peak in this park on the day I took these images. I was lost in a World beyond Words ….. Sacred and Holy and Powerful.
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