For me, Autumn is an end; it is the slow death of summer and the birth of something cold, raw and relentless. Most people thoroughly enjoy the coming of the crisp air, snap of leaves and the shifting light.. but I have a difficult time adjusting to waking in the dark, feeling endlessly cold. As I get older I long for warm days, gentle breezes, open windows, soft rain and the hum of summer critters at night.
Autumn tosses out her banners of bold colors, and sings strong, robust music in the winds. She carries Summer's bounty gently to the ground and lays it to rest. It is a lovely memorial to the months that have passed.
But, regardless of how lovely, it is still a death.. a time to curl in upon myself and wait. Wait for Spring, when we can throw open windows and celebrate the death of Winter and the birth of Summer.
The images resonate more when set to music.. not the typical music I use for my client slideshows, but more just for us, my family. I love music that evokes emotion and this is perfect for this time of year. Hope you enjoy!