Have you noticed the extraordinary light during this time of late autumn? I hope the above photos give a visual hint of my joyful experience with it. The light is dazzling! The deciduous trees, now bare of leaves, have opened up the sky above, making it feel close enough to touch; I am right there, in it. When I am walking in woods, I can see so far and wide, the world seems to go on forever. I am riveted by the burst of shadows everywhere, as if they have leapt into and onto the sunlight. On the creek near my home, it is hard to distinguish between the reflections and the trees on the shoreline, the images are this bold and clear. Truly, autumn light is lovely.
Yes, for sure, I am colder at this time of year, needing too many layers of clothes.
Yes, certainly, evening comes too quickly, much earlier than I want it to be so dark.
Yes, without a doubt, I have anxiety about what winter will bring, with its increased isolation during this time of pandemic.
But, wow, the middle of the day in late autumn, when the sun is out - this is a time of sheer beauty. The light is unexpectedly embracing. This here and now - it is something to treasure.
I hope you are surrounded by this light, too.