Wild View Yonder

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Early Autumn, Late Afternoon

As the day draws to a close and the sun angle approaches the horizon, a gentle light filters through the changing leaves, flooding some with light while others remain quietly in the shadows.

Scenes like these are repeated all around. Gentle breezes bend and creak the branches. Distant dogs bark and coyotes howl; crows and ravens call. Spider webs abound. Sunset passes and a full moon rises in the distance casting its eerie glow upon the scene.

It's not hard to imagine how earlier peoples living in environments like these conjured mythologies of spirits, ghosts, and demons. Today we are more enlightened and can see these scenes for their tranquil beauty without the need for such fanciful explanations. But somewhere deep down in our beings lives a memory of earlier times and we may be forgiven if occasionally we succumb, however briefly, to a sense of mysticism in the air.


Solo said...

Beautiful photo, Eye.
For once (no slight intended, please forgive.), I am more taken by your words than your image.
Thoughts have been provoked.

The Letter said...

I found this picture, and the description with it, to be particularly lovely and peaceful.

Em said...

I'm a sucker for beautiful autumnal shots such as this. Thanks for sharing :)