Sunday, September 23, 2007

Making the turn

Interesting that they say the leaves turn in autumn. Everything turns, actually. The days turn shorter and colder. The warmth of summer's lazy morning caresses are replaced by the abrupt brush of autumn's cold shoulder, without even so much as an, "Oh, excuse me."

Autumn is pretty rude that way. I presume she thinks she can get away with that type of behavior because she's such a looker. The charm of that colorful wardrobe and all. She's a bit bi-polar as well, all come-hither with gold and red charm one moment, hitting you with a frosty glare the next. Go figure.

A turn means a change of course. A new direction of travel. The autumn equinox has passed. We've all made the turn here in the upper Midwest.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.

1 comment:

Wanda said...

I don't think I've every heard "Autumn" expressed so well. Love your word pictures full of color and intreige, and the photo surely shows the "turn".
Really interesting post.