Autumn skies

I got an eyeful of cerulean sky when I finally looked up yesterday at the Quarry. © BCP 2010

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.

Sometimes, things just snap into place. When I was looking for today’s quote (above), I came across these words from Italian actress Eleanora Duse, who lived from 1858 to 1924. (It’s a good thing she had a belief in nature to console her, because by all accounts she had a rather tragic and tempestuous life.)

When I saw her quote, it immediately reminded me a photo I took yesterday, almost by chance.

I was perambulating over hill and dale in the Quarry Lands, getting up close and personal with all the wild things in front of me. With my camera’s macro lens attached, I was focussed on the world right in front of me. The vivid scarlet leaves (see yesterday’s post), the myriad seed pods exploding, the last brave flowers being buffeted about in the stiff breeze.
Then I looked up. And saw the most remarkable blue sky.

It did, indeed, fill me with joy.

© BCP 2010

Allan Flagel - November 2, 2010 - 12:48 pm

Beautiful quote and images.

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