Thursday, 26 March 2020

Week 11: Equinox

In our part of the world, the equinox is the official beginning of Autumn.
The time of year when the days get shorter and the nights get longer.
There's a noticeable crispness to the early  morning air, 
especially when you head out before dawn as I do.
It's a season when time, and nature, seem to pause
Life slows down to catch it's collective breath.
The sunrises, I think, are testimony to that.
Particularly this last week.
They've been long drawn out sunrises that make you stop and gaze in wonder.
I love autumn.
 It's a season of change and it's delightfully intoxicating.
It's often a perfect mix of sun and clouds 
with a crispness to the night that makes you want to snuggle in bed.
It's the colours of autumn that i love the most though.
 Yellow, red and bronze hues that blanket the trees in spectacular fashion.
Anyone who thinks autumn leaves are dead 
has never watched them swirling and dancing on a windy day.
They take on a life of their own.
One of my favourite childhood memories is scrunching 
through the leaves in the lane on our way to school.
I still love the sound of the leaves crunching underfoot 
when I'm out walking now.
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." 
~ Albert Camus

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