Autumn Turnings

This week I entered a photo in a class called Turn, turn, turn.

‘There is a season – turn, turn, turn.” Pete Seeger

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Ultimately I used an older photo, but the assignment gave me reason to get outside on a perfect Autumn day in Georgia to see what was turning.  Camera in basket, I set off on my bicycle.   OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs a recent transplant here in the South, when my thoughts turn to Autumn, expressions from the New England area  are what come to mind.  But here in Georgia, OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAthe sun is still very warm and strong.  People still sit by the pool, and my flip-flops still wait by the back door.  The sign that October is really here is often seen at my neighbors’ door steps.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPumpkins, mums, and crotons mean we have turned the page over on Summer.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe canna still bloom, but it is against a deeper, richer glow of the sun, which no longer climbs so high overhead.  The shadows are remarkable.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

My thoughts turned not so much to the Summer just past, but to a year past, and I reflected on where I was last October.  Last year Home was in a place far North of Georgia, and my circle of friends and family were in a safe and stable place.  How life can turn things upside down and over and out, every which way!  When  Autumn taps you on the shoulder with her outrageous colors, where do your thoughts turn?

About Jayne on Weed Street

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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6 Responses to Autumn Turnings

  1. Christine says:

    time to come home

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  2. Asters and apple-picking, goldenrod and raking leaves, soups and stews and baked hardshell squash with butter and brown sugar.

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  3. Anita Rivera says:

    My thoughts turn the pages of good books, no matter what they may be. Poetry, French, or a good memoir are the things that Autumn bring to mind. FANTASTIC PHOTOS! And thank you so much for visiting! Anita

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  4. Sunil Patel says:

    Hello Jayne, we’ve been thrust rather suddenly into Autumn with the turning of the weather. Dull wet days and cold nights have meant putting temporary greenhouses up on the patio, protecting vulnerable plants and bringing tender ones inside. My thoughts turn to cosiness and comfort inside, away from inclement weather

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  5. Apple cider and apple cider donuts on crisp days as well as cool temps and sweatshirts worn with shorts are where my thoughts go. My thoughts are full of cinnamon and ginger.

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  6. bittster says:

    Beautiful picture of the cannas by the water.
    It’s all about apple picking and pumpkins here!

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