When I speak
My lips feel cold –
The autumn wind
For this week’s Shine photo challenge, I am sending you a bit of autumn and a poem by a Japanese poet whose scant 10 words somehow conjure up a perfect image of this season of strong winds and change.
Last weekend we were walking through the Japanese Gardens at Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. It was one of those “golden days” of autumn, when the air was warm, but tinged with a cool breeze. We turned a corner and I spotted the pond, unobstructed by a veil of trees. The water gleamed in the afternoon light, mirroring the surrounding trees and clouds.
Every time I look at this shot, I spot another detail–the tea house in the center on its own little island, the bridge on the right reflected in the pond, the tiny people walking along the stone path rimming the pond. The beauty of the scene was captivating.
Do you wish that the warmth of the sun and the beauty of the season would last a bit longer? Do you like the colder weather or do you prefer to curl up inside next to a blazing fire with a good book (like me)? Have a great week, everyone–wherever you are right now!