Autumns last fling: just before the storm

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I took these photos while out on a dog walk on Sunday. It was a beautiful sunny autumn day, and the trees were hanging onto their last modesty covering of leaves. On Sunday evening the wind whipped up and a wild storm blew all night. In the morning the ground was strewn with leaves and the trees were bare. I was so glad I had taken the time to enjoy a walk on Sunday, as the scene has changed completely now. That’s the last of the autumn colour for another year I think.

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It’s a great reminder not to procrastinate, and to get out and enjoy every day as it is. No day is ever repeated, which is abundantly clear when change happens suddenly and dramatically overnight. Yet even the quiet days and the little subtle differences and changes are well worth taking the time to notice. Don’t be in such a hurry for the next day, until you have had time to savour and appreciate the day you are already in.

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Never will this last fling of colour been seen again. It will not repeat, so why not embrace the unique, never to be repeated wonders of nature. She might even make us smile 🙂

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About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home with my husband, my son and a collection of cats and dogs. I am forever snapping shots of things which catch my eye. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist, and run the Maggies Highlands Cancer Centre, in Inverness, Scotland.
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2 Responses to Autumns last fling: just before the storm

  1. Especially like the last photos. This wonderful Autumnal coat is so transient isn’t it. So all the more reason to photograph it before it goes! Thanks for posting.

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