Fallen Leaf in Water. Photography and Text by Keith R Wahl

October 15, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Autumn is the fallen leaf

Leaf and Rocks in Stream 

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Leaf and Rocks in Stream 20221015 850_5114Leaf and Rocks in StreamA fallen leaf meets the rocks in a bubbling stream along the South County Bike Trail in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Autumn is the fallen leaf. I am actually paraphrasing Hal Borland in saying this. But I find it true. Following on Borland's riff, it is all about seeing things with clarity. As the leaf falls, it follows the clear, running, stream and poses against the rock. Our job is to observe this leaf while it is there. It is not permanent, but it serves to draw our attention to something we would otherwise pass by.

“October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.” — Hal Borland

 

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