Sunday, October 25, 2009

High Above The Fall

It is said a picture is worth a thousand words.

But there is a vision I see, transformed by the mind that I seem unable to share.

Or convey in its full complexity.

Cold to the touch, a steely blue flame has rendered the whole world into a fiery blaze.

Eyes begin to ache from the torch of red, orange, yellow and gold.

Yet you crave more.

To the point where you think there are too many trees in the forest getting in the way of seeing.

High above it all

Kokopelli puts down his flute.

The fire will be over soon.

Time to come home and prepare for the winter.

With a vision transformed and held in the mind.


Pam/Digging said...

How different your new home is from your tropical one of a few years ago. Now that you've settled in and seen a few seasons come and go, which region/climate do you prefer?

Lola said...

What majestic views. There's no place like it. But today's view may be tomorrows memory. All that the eyes can see should be emblazoned in the mind for all eternity for there shall never be another like it.
I'm glad you go to see more of it.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

All that brilliant color against the azure sky. Yum. Color in Oklahoma is good this year too.~~Dee

Anonymous said...

I am curious; do you get any good reds up there? Our reds are confined to a few maple varieties and nyssa; yellow predominates from the hickories and liriodendrons. What's your dominant tree?


sweet bay said...

The fall colors and the photographs are magnificent.

Anonymous said...

Oh thank goodness Crawford came home. If Collar goes on vacation, well at least that is the last one to try it. Live traps? Yikes, poor little ones. Your writing puts me into a reverie.

Christopher C. NC said...

Pam I don't think I could pick. The tropical desert climate certainly has it good points, so does the change of seasons and for real weather phenomenon.

Lola I should go to Max Patch more often than I do. It is a short drive for a splendid view and that meadow is full of flowers.

Dee I thought it all got froze and it surprised me how vibrant it has turned.

Bev we have plenty of maples for reds and orange. Maples are a big part of the forest. The drive to Max Patch was through a dominant oak forest at the higher elevation and it was largely yellow and a russet brown. But here in the southern Appalachian mountains we have it all. The species diversity in trees represents Maine to central Florida.

Thanks Sweetbay. This fall has turned out spectacular.

Frances I have the kitties on roll call training with a bit of canned food in the evening. In just a week they are grasping the idea. I expect in a few more days it will be the waiting at the door with the Feed Me Now look. I hope Collar's natural skittishness will keep her out of a trap or that the trapper figured out this was a bad location.

Siria said...

Oh Christopher!... those pictures from Max Patch are awesome, and your writing is awe inspiring! Thank you for sharing.