Friday, October 25, 2013
A Cloudy Day in Autumn
A cloudy day in autumn has a completely different feel than it does in summer - have you noticed that? The air is riper, as if it's filled with ghosts from times past...the clouds whirl about like spirits. They have the feeling of old souls hanging heavy in the air, as if they've seeped into you somehow, gently haunting you with their memories. Fall air takes you back to another time.
I tried to capture that feeling when editing these photos from our day trip to Sky Meadows Park last weekend. What a beautiful place! It's a state park, but instead of the standard "nothing but trees" landscape, it's filled with rolling hills and open spaces. The clouds arrived during our outing and I tried to accentuate the melancholy feel.
I'm linking up today with Kim Klassen's Friday Finds - click on the button below to visit! Have a wonderful weekend.
I felt like lying down by the side of the trail and remembering it all. The woods do that to you, they always look familiar, long lost, like the face of a long-dead relative, like an old dream, like a piece of forgotten song drifting across the water, most of all like golden eternities of past childhood or past manhood and all the living and the dying and the heartbreak that went on a million years ago and the clouds as they pass overhead seem to testify (by their own lonesome familiarity) to this feeling. ~Jack Kerouac