Here in the Northeast we are in full awareness mode as the seasons change. Senses are alive and nothing goes unnoticed. Whether it is the first leaf changing color or a beautiful flower still holding on. I feel like I've been doing a bit of that lately, holding on. Yesterday afternoon I was on the deck, soaking in the late afternoon sun. I mean really soaking it in, to the bone. It felt so good and warm. I notice it slipping away a little more each day, sinking lower in the sky.
These photos were taken on a local hike the other day, we couldn't help but to capture this heightened awareness we have of life holding on, everywhere we turned, an animal, a plant, water swiftly moving, not yet frozen, life seemed to be all around us.
I'll be visiting this post once or twice come mid winter, when it's cold and gray and I'm needing a reminder that life will indeed return. You know what is really nice about the winter? It keeps the littering types off the trail a lot more. So sad, littering people, it really sucks that you have to leave your garbage all over the woods for others to pick up! Why I ask? Why?
Of course my writing this here is just my way of "putting it out there" to all littering people of the universe... I know none of you eco-conscious stewards of the earth who are reading this partake in such shenanigans. Just saying.