Thursday, December 6, 2018

A Pop of Colour

Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature
that overawes our little anxieties and doubts;
the sight of the deep-blue sky,
and the clustering stars above,
seem to quiet the mind.
                                        Jonathan Edwards

Every day, except for the weekends I head out and to do my chores. This consists of feeding the cows and checking them. I also try to head into the bush and surround myself with its gifts. To explore that venue which changes constantly makes me extremely happy.

Well now, it is not exactly the most photogenic time of year for any photographer looking for some colour. It appears that after the leaves fall, and before the snow falls, there is this short stint of the drab and dreary.

As I wandered into the bush, I thought about all the vibrant colours that not too long ago were abundant. The leaves had been a brilliant gold and red like the funkiest umbrella over my head. A carpet of colours which could never be reproduced led the way to more colour. It was beautiful. 
Yes, the fall season is so beautiful but the in-between can be a bit drab.

Now, all the gorgeous leaves lying on the ground, are soaking wet from all the rain that has fallen and smell kind of funky. I guess we could say ‘earthy’. There is nothing but dull grey naked hardwood trees. The cedars are dull and in need of some sprucing up. The sun was not shining so you could not even catch any shadows.

Do not get me wrong I do love the earthy smell and the bush in all our seasons, but I had to get a bit creative to give it just a pop of colour. Sometimes everything needs just a pop of colour to be noticed.

Pretty soon the white of snow will cover the ground and those grey naked trees. I will be out there with or without that pop of colour. It all depends on my mood, I guess.