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Fall Colors

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Fall Colors at the Koyukuk, Brooks Range, Alaska

ā€œI sit beside the fire and think
Of all that I have seen
Of meadow flowers and butterflies
In summers that have been

Of yellow leaves and gossamer
In autumns that there were
With morning mist and silver sun
And wind upon my hair.”

J.R.R. Tolkien


I am not sitting next to the fire thinking of what was. Not yet.

The hillsides just exploded in colors. There are moments, when the sun breaks through. It’s pure magic. In other places the wind has already blown the leaves to the ground. Every morning I wake up to a different scenery.

That’s why I am sitting next to the fire, only to warm up my creaky bones.

 

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9 thoughts on “Fall Colors

  1. That image is a stunner and I see what you mean about when the sun breaks through. It really adds a lovely quality to the composition.

    The sun hitting the stones/rocks (?) looks like hundreds of tiny mirrors.

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