see reality mirrored in reflections on the water
a semblance of the otherworld glimpsed through the lake’s portal
with a change of perspective truth is revealed
I took a walk around Hartsholme Lake yesterday. The reflections on the water were lovely.
descend into the earth
and find shelter within tangled mycelium
warmed by a blanket of fallen leaves and dirt
whilst earthworms coil amidst encapsulated
dreams of sunlight’s return
sleep in peaceful slumber
untouched by the Crone’s icy tears
by the crystalline frosts and bitter snowfalls
as she mourns her fallen consort and
awaits the turning wheel
the flame sways
in meditative radiance
remembering days filled with laughter amidst
autumnal golds and browns
breathing air thick with scents of
damp earth and ripe berries and rotting plants
a small hand held
within age-gnarled fingers
frog wellies stomping through
days now circled beneath the wheel
gone but not forgotten
as the flame sways
This post is for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is Rounded.
I’ve actually had these pictures on my computer for a while now. I was just wondering what to do with them when I spotted this week’s WPC. I thought they’d fit the theme perfectly.
decorating the land
in daubs of gold
finger paints wildly applied
joy articulated with a
whilst leaves crunch
During September, the signs of autumn have become increasingly rife in the meadow and in the wooded area beside the stream. The first leaves have begun to turn, shades of golden brown decorating the treetops, whilst fruits and berries have swollen in colourful array. Toadstools carpet the ground underfoot. But summer has continued to linger in the final blush of flowers scattered amongst the damp grasses – purple clover, and the vivid yellows of dandelion and hawksbeard – whilst many trees are yet to shift out of their summer garb, clinging to the green as long as they are able.
This post is for Cardinal Guzman’s Changing Seasons monthly photo challenge. To see how the meadow, wooded area and stream have appeared at other times of the year, please check out the Changing Seasons category at the top of the page.
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