Rebellious leaves and some daffodils

Posted: December 9, 2022 in Art, Nature
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The sun shone brightly, highlighting the gold of the leaves. We had to stop, get out, and just wonder at the quintessential beauty of autumn before moving on to the next sculpture. After several years in Arizona, the sight brought back memories of raking leaves, the girls jumping in piles of leaves, the crisp sound of leaves crunching underfoot.

“Rebellious leaves
going out
in a blaze of glory,
setting trees aflame
in riotous color.
Reluctant surrender
to rumors
of coming winter.”
― John Mark Green, Taste the Wild Wonder: Poems

“The leaves are changing; I feel poetry in the air.”
― Laura Jaworski

I do know the name of this sculpture: Ephemera. Beyond that, you’re on your own once again. 🙂 There are several chairs if you want to sit and contemplate for a bit.

  1. Marjola Parangoni says:

    Wow very beautiful 💕💜💖

  2. Sheree says:

    Interesting sculpture

  3. Very interesting sculpture Janet. I might need to use the chair to tink about this one! 😀

  4. restlessjo says:

    Hmm, I’ll stick with the autumn colour, Janet. That’s enough beauty for anyone.

  5. peggy says:

    I imagine if I chose to live in Arizona again after all these years in Arkansas I would miss the golden leaves of Fall -just as you miss the leaves of Illinois. The sculpture is such a work of the imagination. I could sit and look at it for hours and never figure out what the artist was trying to c onvey to an onlookder.

  6. I had to go look it up with the flowers and the ears. 🙂 “New Human+Nature sculpture Ephemera by Daniel Popper – artist explores how our senses connect us to the natural world. Calling attention to nature’s sound with gramophone-like daffodil ears, the sculpture invites Arboretum guests to listen to and observe the fleeting beauty of each passing season.” Great art plus good message.

  7. That’s a lovely wood, and great poem to go with it.

  8. Resa says:

    A lovely post. Janet! I like autumn, a lot!

  9. Such an amazing autumn colors. These quotes are so wonderful. Anita

  10. tootlepedal says:

    Sights like that are a distant memory for us. I enjoyed looking at your pictures.

  11. Wind Kisses says:

    Yes, poetry indeed.