Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Nature…autumn light

Posted: October 31, 2016 in Phoneography Challenge
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As the days shorten, it becomes easier to catch the early morning light, even if you’re not a morning person.  The colors of summer are fading, leaving a few hardy flowers, bright berries, wild grapes, and the changing leaves.  Wind teases the fluffy milkweed seeds that cling for another moment to their pods, outlined by the sun.

© janet m. webb 2016

Autumn Movement
Carl Sandburg

I cried over beautiful things knowing no beautiful thing lasts.

The field of cornflower yellow is a scarf at the neck of the copper
sunburned woman, the mother of the year, the taker of seeds.

The northwest wind comes and the yellow is torn full of holes,
new beautiful things come in the first spit of snow on the northwest wind,
and the old things go, not one lasts.

  1. Suzanne says:

    Your photo really captures the fleeting beauty of autumn

  2. Dan Antion says:

    Very nicely captured, Janet.

  3. Janet, autumn light is magical, castings magic in unexpected places. You caught a perfect example, and on a milkweed seedpod. Happy Photo Challenge.

  4. The poem also is a perfect duo with your image.

  5. A wonderful combination of photo and verse, Janet. This time of year reminds me of an old maxim: Ik God wanted me to enjoy watching the sunrise he would have scheduled it to happen later in the day.

  6. Ah, the whispering, silky milkweed… I loved finding them along the lane when we were kids and blowing the silks to the wind.

  7. Angeline M says:

    Lovely photo, Janet, and the poem adds so much to this post.

  8. Su Leslie says:

    Lovely marriage of words and image Janet 😃

  9. Joanne Sisco says:

    Wow! You captured the light beautifully!

  10. pattisj says:

    That is nicely lit, and it is sad to see them go.

  11. Indira says:

    Looking very dramatic. Beautiful shot.

  12. nowathome says:

    Beautiful image and words!

  13. You have such an eye for light and shape. This is simply arrestingly beautiful, and yet 99% of onlookers would pass by this scene without a second thought. It boggles the mind…

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