Winter is coming . . .

The hush comes with the deepening of Autumn; but it comes gradually. Our ears are attuned to it, day by quieter day.
But even now, if one awakens in the deep darkness of the small hours, one can hear it, a foretaste of Winter silence.

~Hal Borland

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For as long as I can remember, Fall has been my favorite season.  I think I like autumn leaves on the ground almost as much as the leaves on the trees. And to my eye, they are melancholy and mysterious in black and white- I love their fragile, crispy crunchiness and ragged, tired edges- reminding us that Winter is coming (a Game of Thrones reference, with my apologies). Snow is in the forecast in the high country, but I don’t think we’ll see any here.  In the meantime, I’m enjoying every minute of Fall!

4 responses

  1. Love the detail, and I love trees without their leaves better than on!

    November 2, 2015 at 5:32 am

  2. Exquisite. I love the negative space

    November 2, 2015 at 7:23 am

  3. Hi Melinda, it’s nice to meet you….I love the simplicity of these photos……

    November 2, 2015 at 4:55 pm

  4. Absolutely amazing, stunning b&w … wow …

    November 2, 2015 at 7:38 pm

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