“We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome summer’s ghost.”
It struck me, as I considered this image, that the day I made it started out cool and calm, and gradually became quite warm breezy. Sometimes, we miss those gradual changes, even in the span of a few hours, let alone days. That gradual change also aligns to the theme of this series “In the Blink”, those changes that happen so gradually that we almost miss them, until some event reminds of what was.
The day I made this photo, as I mentioned in a previous post, I hiked some 24 km throughout the wonderful conservation areas so close to my home. These forests, meadows, farms and wetlands cover a vast area and I am deeply indebted to those who had the foresight to preserve them as natural spaces, many years ago.
Were t not for these spaces, I’m not sure what I would to find peace and solace after a busy workweek. I would not have a place close by to enjoy the diverse flora and fauna, a place to simply walk for hours, each turn a new wonder. Foremost, I would not have these wonderful scenes to photograph and share. In may cases, these refuges disappear forever, also in the blink of an eye, though, as with the changing of seasons, it’s a gradual thing, barely noticed, till one day, they are gone, ghosts of what was.
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mmm
1/4 sec, f/32.0 ISO 100
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