Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Fading green


Summer's greens are rapidly turning into autumn's brilliant yellows, oranges and reds. Yet for all the short-lived and colorful drama at the end of the season, it's the simple scene of backlit green leaves that sticks in my mind.

I've always found it odd that our landscape is a verdant green for well over half the year, yet our cameras don't come out until green gives way to every other color in the spectrum. I thought I'd balance things out a little bit, and remind myself what our world will look like in six short months - and for six full months thereafter.

Your turn: Are you sad, happy or indifferent that the leaves are falling along with the temperature? Will you be capturing some green along the way?

14 comments:

Shephard said...

Green leaves captured just this weekend. I love leaves. I love light through leaves. And believe it or not, autumn turns leaves colors out here in LA. :)

Love the green. I do miss it when our huge pecan loses its green.
Nice idea to capture and remember it.
~S

daisy said...

I love the Fall. Of course we don't have much of a winter so I can't complain.

Beanhead said...

I love the fall. Not sure how much different it is than winter or summer here in Florida...;)

Melody said...

I know what you mean. When I was living in Melbourne there was an awesome creeper over a State-owned Bluestone Building. (Gorgeous building BTW). As I walked past the particular building at least 3 times a week I used to take photos of it regularly. I have photos of it with the creeper bare, with little green buds, in full green, to red, to yellow and orange... I especially love leaves in green. Good for the soul!

Maverick Moon said...

Alas, down south, it's "fall" part of the year and summer all other times...so our leaves are just...green.

And green.

And more green.

But there's beauty in green! There is!

...snow would be cool, though.

Jezzy said...

Beautiful colours!

Paige said...

I try to get all colors of life both awake & sleeping as it were. The many shades of green are magnificent.

Jef said...

Nice image, Carmi.

My birthday is in September after school has started again, so I always thought I was born in the fall, but as it turns out, I'm a summer baby. However, there's something about autumn that is magical to me. Is it the promise of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the December holidays in the air? Is it the crispness of the mornings and evenings? Pumpkins appear everywhere like premature street corner Santa Clauses. My mind and attitude seem more alive, creative, and hopeful. Of course, orange is a creative color.

What was the question again?

I like fall; it's my favorite time of year, but at the same time, I dread the dark stretch of winter. Brrr....

Karen said...

Fall is my absolutely FAVORITE time of year! I love the cool, crisp weather and the bold, brilliant colors. And, better yet, NO BEES! (I hate bees.) Although I don't look forward to the dark days of winter, I love changing seasons. A time of renewal.

patricia said...

Fall is definitely my time of year. I truly feel most like myself in the Autumn season.

Other than capturing it in my heart, I probably won't be taking any pictures, though.

Erin said...

What a good point you make, Carmi. I love the green, but I love the vibrant oranges and reds even more, and I find it sad that autumn is gone almost before it's begun each year.

Beautiful photograph. :) Lovely to see you again. Thank you so much, as always, for the kind comments on my blog.

kontan said...

I love the changing of the seasons. Great time for photo ops!

Pickalish said...

I love this time of year!! I wish it would stick around awhile longer, however.

Thumper said...

Our leaves don't really turn...they just kind of fall off the trees. It sometimes bums me out because that means sooner or later I have to drive the car with the top up, but then I think it might mean some nice cool bike riding weather...as long as I bundle up :)