|Autumn Bliss - enameled filigree, agate, rhyolite, freshwater pearls, serpentine and copper|
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Happy Autumn Equinox!
I am a big fan of changing seasons...those transitional days when you know the upcoming one is on the brink of appearing, but not quite! I would be hard-pressed to choose a favorite...but I guess it would be between Spring and Autumn. I have a love/hate relationship with summer and winter :)
There is something that happens deep in my gut during Autumn, especially in the very early evening. I love walking out in my yard after dark in the throes of Fall...looking up into the dark sky at the constellations that are above my house. It is comforting to look up at Orion, seemingly hovering protectively over us. The impending color changes in foliage, the rich, musky smells of drying leaves and the earth as summer annuals wither and compost - all these things providing strong sense memories of growing up in the country, playing in the yard after dark, not daring to venture outside the circle of light coming from the house, looking up at a sky so filled with diamonds you could almost reach out and touch them.