Monday, August 25, 2008

Preparing for the turn

The changes are barely perceptible, but they are there nonetheless. The days grow shorter, the nights longer. The morning air holds a faint chill. The world prepares to make its turn toward autumn.

A grasshopper clings to a flower head in the early morning light. The plant has prepared its seeds. They will soon scatter to the winds or hitch a ride on a passing animal to a new location to start the cycle anew.

The season of play is not yet over, but in those moments of stillness, you can feel the faint twinges of fatigue beginning to settle in. The time for a winter nap is coming.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2008 James Jordan.


Wanda said...

What a handsome looking grasshopper!! I like his outfit!!

Juddie said...

Hi James,

I just found your photoset on Flickr and thought I should drop by to let you know that I love your photos - they're exquisite!

Love this little guy too ....