Monday, October 3, 2016

The Great Wisdom of Autumn [Through My Lens Nr. 62]

I always find myself extraordinarily energized by the arrival of fall: the crispness of the air, the slowly growing darkness, the simmering of soup on the stove, and the pulling on of wool sweaters. I love to witness the great turning of the leaves toward radiance and then release. I have much to learn from trees about living brightly and then letting go at the right moment. A lot of people celebrate fall season with pumpkin pie, decorations, and taking in crisp mornings. I love all of those, but mostly fall is a season to meditate on colors, life and change.

The hidden secret of fall: the leaves don’t actually “turn” colors. With the winter season coming, and the process of photosynthesis being without the key ingredients of warmth and sunshine, trees begin to break down chlorophyll. With the “green” gone, the other colors that have been there all along, the magical reds, golds, and oranges, begin to express themselves. That’s the secret: there is no turning, no changing. There’s only the death of what has been masking the colors inside. The beauty has been there all along. And we as human beings are like this. Each one of us contains hidden jewels inside.

Bring on the sweater. Bring on the crisp morning. Bring on the pumpkin pie. And bring on the end of those things that masks the glorious, divine colors within ourselves. Thank you all for joining me in another week for Through my Lens. Show us what lights up your lives.

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  1. Yesterday I enjoyed the autumn on it's best a take some time for a shooting. So today I have some colourful pictures from pumpkins and autmun for you.
    Have a great week ... Frauke

  2. Nisam ljubitelj jeseni jer me podsjeća na dolazak zime, koju pogotovo ne volim, ali ovako na slikama izgleda baš lijepo. :)

  3. I hear you! Feel exactly the same :)
    Thanks for hosting, have a good week!

  4. I always feel so amazed at your stunning photographs, dear Mersad, with them you catch the most wonderful details which the Nature shares with us, thank you !

    Hope your week is off to a good start,
    I'm sending my dearest hugs to you

    Xx Daniela

  5. Beautiful post and photos Mersad. I think we all love the transition of autumn. Your though provoking analysis of the changes was just perfect.
    Thanks for hosting once again and I wish you a good week ahead :D

  6. Lieber Mersad,

    The great wisdom of autumn...
    So eine tolle, poetische Überschrift.
    Und die passenden Bilder dazu. Toll!
    Passt auch hervorragend zu meinem Beitrag.

    Herzliche Grüße

  7. I like that you explained that the beauty is there all along! Lovely trees!
    Thanks for hosting!

  8. Amazing place. Love the post and pics :)
    Have a nice week ahead.

  9. Hi!Your photos are very beautiful. I like autumn too. Thanks for sharing.

  10. you are really getting some pretty fall colors already! it's feeling like fall here can just feel it in the air!

  11. I love your take on the changing colors of the leaves and the application to our own lives. Rather poetic, actually. You're a young man of many talents.

  12. Wieder sehr schöne Bilder, liebe Grüße.

  13. You've captured fall's arrival in a most lovely way. While it isn't my favorite season, its arrival is certainly a colorful one!

  14. looking up up up in that tree is magical indeed

    1. The depth of colors in autumn is really amazing.

  15. Your mountains look like ours, Mersad, full of autumn color. The weather has still been warm here, but the trees are all ablaze in gold and orange.

    1. That must me quite the sight. Love your images Pat!

  16. Wonderful words of wisdom!

  17. Lovely photos of my favorite season.

  18. I shared a photo my sister sent me from too is colors of Autumn.

  19. Amazing autumn glory mersad and thaks for hosting

  20. Beautiful Autumn colors!
    Our trees are just beginning to show Autumn colors. It will be a few weeks before they are at their best here in Mississippi.
    Have a great week!

  21. Your pictures are beautiful and your words are meaningful ... I agree with it all except wool sweaters make me itch. I am a hoody kind of person :) I knew about the manner in which leaves expose their inner selves ... sadly we rarely see the real persons inside their masked persona. Wouldn't it be nice if, as in the fall, we could will that to happen? It sure would shine light on the beauty ... and perhaps the beast :)

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  22. Beautiful! I love autumn colours.

  23. Beautiful photos. I also love your easy to understand explanation of the colours changing - or should I say the absence of green I had no idea. Thanks.

  24. Der Blick in die Baumkrone gefällt mir. Ich stehe auch oft unter diesen schönen mächtigen Bäumen :)
    Wundervolle Landschaft.
    Liebe Grüße

  25. Thank you for your explanation of the leaves changing colours. We don't have this happen with Australian trees as they are ever-green, but we do have places where we can go and enjoy the fall colours. However, spring is my favourite time of year with the bursting of spring wildflowers into colour. Enjoy the rest of your week and thank you again for the link-up.

  26. Eine tolle Herbstlandschaft hast Du aufgenommen.
    Viele Grüße



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