Thursday, October 30, 2014

Season of Peace


The vines are beginning their winter rest after giving up sweet grapes in late summer.  They stand like soldiers as they wait for winter to remove everything except their dark gnarly vines firmly planted in the soil.  The afternoon is so quiet and warm and peaceful and so unlike the cold winter blast that is due in a few days.  I almost feel as if I am saying goodbye to a lover, as my heart rests in my throat and I gasp at this all too brief beauty.  I turn and at my back stands the unreformed woods also in all their glory, sheltering small birds and mammals and bracing for the winds and rain that will tear leaves from their branches leaving them in dark silhouette for the months to come.

Digital painting...hubris.

11 comments:

Brian Miller said...

i love the colors of this season...enjoy it now..it wont last long...we are supposed to get snow this weekend...

joeh said...

Pretty time of the year, too short...hmmm kinda how I feel about my life.

Celia said...

Very pretty, spectacular colors, we are just getting some colored leaves now, no overnight freezes though. Many of the leaves falling are still green.

barbara judge said...

You have captured the feeling of autumn in both your words and photos. Your digital paintings resemble textured magical landscapes. Good post -- barbara

Red said...

You have a good description of what I don't want to see coming in the near future.

Granny Annie said...

Digital painting is so lovely.

messymimi said...

Every season's beauty is too short, which is why i'm glad they come back!

ellen abbott said...

your grape orchard?

Tabor said...

No, not my vineyard, but next to the apple orchard where I bought my apples,

Ankita said...

these pics and the colors are so awesome!! nice blog :D

Kat said...

The apple orchard/pumpkin farm we go to is a good mix. It isn't one of the huge ones that gives out hayrides and has bouncy castles. It is a working orchard year round and has a little cafe too. But they do make a haystack maze for the kids and have a wide variety of animals that roam all over the farm. My kids LOVE it. And yes, they do have many different varieties of pumpkins/squash/gourds. ;)

Beautiful pictures!