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Strawberry Soles, Autumn Afternoons

October 28, 2009


If strawberries are the fruits of summer, then orange crisps are the essence of autumn, fresh greens remnants of spring, and the chilled air that gently sucks on my black tights the signal of impending winter. Seasons changing. Nostalgia foaming.

it all falls down

Delicious candy colors. Just when you think summer has already taken all the glory…the crunchy orange petals fall onto this earth and blanket it like a sea of fire. Glorious, glorious Autumn. You’re here.

maybe, just maybe

The afternoon light is clear and cold, and yet warm…it bathes everything in an amber glow, and even the chill seems more appealing.

afternoon light

I fall to the ground. The grass is cool to the touch. The earth fragrant. The golden leaves softly crunching beneath my weight, reassuring. I run my fingers through my hair and feel the stress slip along the chilled strands, off my fingertips, and spill like pearls… amongst the delicious, candy colors of autumn.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. October 29, 2009 2:41 AM

    The pictures are not downloading.

    Grace: they work for me…anyone else?
    Wordpress is doing some maintenance I think. Check back in a bit. xx

    • October 29, 2009 8:51 AM

      @ “Grace”
      7:50 AM CST

      It’s the first (top) pic that is not downloading.

      …uh…will you be “falling to the ground” more often ?

      Saint James

    • October 29, 2009 8:59 AM

      All but the first are coming now. Could be slow speed at this end.



      Grace: fixed.

  2. reeltoreel permalink
    October 29, 2009 2:11 PM

    Beautiful prose and beautiful photos. I love autumn.

  3. October 29, 2009 2:57 PM

    Prose as poetry. This post wouldn’t be out of place in an anthology of autumnal imagery. Beautiful pictures and words, Grace.

  4. October 30, 2009 7:20 PM

    Mr. Ebert just Tweeted your post. I’m extremely jealous. :-)

  5. October 6, 2010 12:26 AM

    Beautiful! You don’t have them anymore?


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