Everything Falls

October 30, 2014

“It is the fall.  And everything falls — not just the leaves.  The temperature falls as the earth again tilts away from the sun.  Darkness falls more quickly as the days shorten.  Plants droop and dry up and break apart.  Trees fall into dormancy and stop growing.  Their leaves and seeds fall into the cool air, and then to the ground, where they will rot and root and become something new.  This is the season of decay — a word that means “to fall away” — to return to your constituent parts, to what you are made of.”
— Tom Montgomery Fate, Cabin Fever: A Suburban Father’s Search for the Wild

 

Watercolor sketch of fallen leaves

Watercolor sketch of fallen leaves

Circle of fall leaves, watercolor sketch

Circle of fall leaves, watercolor sketch

I was captivated by how these leaves were changing color from tip to stem

I was captivated by how these leaves were changing color from tip to stem

Watercolor sketch, circle of fall leaves

Watercolor sketch, circle of fall leaves

 

 

6 Responses to “Everything Falls”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    The small leaves are so unusual, and so pretty. I like the opening quotation, too. It took a little effort, but I finally remembered another kind of falling down – our old game of Ring-around-the-Rosey.


  2. I love your watercolors of fall leaves! Your colors are so real. Fall is in the air, even here in Florida. I like the quote about the leaves rotting and becoming something new. Here is a link to my blog post about Fall.
    http://faithcounts.wordpress.com/2014/10/19/fall-and-get-up/

  3. Mary Kendall Says:

    Lovely posting and pictures you’ve drawn. How beautiful so much of nature is, and it’s right there under our feet.


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