Revelled in the beauty outside my windows this weekend.
Fog and frost followed by clear skies.
Went for a short drive, late,
keenly aware of the barren structure of vegetation.
Few leaves remaining, with seedheads and pods
now in their prime.
Too many miles, (though only several, actually)
traveled too quickly by car.
No time to stop to honor
each tree, bush, and patch of wild weed/flowers
while zooming along to my destination.
But in the late, late afternoon sun,
at last, a chance to walk slowly,
breathe deeply of tall cedars and firs,
and capture light
enveloping a small stand of barren bushes.
Mixed media on paper
Visit this flickr photostream to see images of someone who clearly takes time to honor the beauty of the natural world. Page after page of gorgeous landscape shots alternating with beautiful and interesting close-ups.
Hoping your week is off to a great start!