The earth is quietly dying back.
The leaves falling gently to the ground.
Plants are curling inside themselves.
Trees once covered in leaves, stand bare.
Meadows once filled with wild plants appear flat and empty.
But look more closely,
open your eyes,
before you is
Hope in the nutrients the dying leaves return to the earth.
Hope in the seeds the plants wait patiently to spread on the wings of the next wind gust.
Hope in the beauty of the changing landscape, renewing itself with each dying breath.
As darkness falls upon the earth
there is a message of hope,
of renewal and of beauty.
Can you see it?
It is there.
It hides behind earthy browns and dark days.
Look closely, through the shadows,
you will see it,
it shares its message with us,
Lovely words and photos, Kim!ReplyDelete
Thanks Sylvia :)Delete
Thank you Tiffany.Delete
Beautiful! And trueReplyDelete
I knew you would agree Karin-Ida :)Delete
I love how different our worlds are Kim. But even here you can see a change, the weather is colder, the Ocotillo have lost their leaves and most of the heat loving critters are going under ground.ReplyDelete
It is pretty amazing, isn't it? Sounds like you are noticing lots of changes too :)Delete
Kim - what beautiful, inspiring words. Yes, it is important to remember that there is always hope.ReplyDelete
Thank you Kristen xoDelete
Beautiful words. I love this time of year. Even as things are dying, we are surrounded by beauty. xoReplyDelete
Yes, totally agree with you :)Delete
I love this so.....XOReplyDelete
Thank you xoDelete