My Apple, Pumpkin and Tangerine Fine Art Cards (Click to enlarge)
Summer is ending and I’m looking forward to autumn.
Autumn or fall shows us nature’s inward motion. Like the trees pulls their nutrition from their dying leaves and store it in their roots, people act accordingly, and stock up their pantries with jams, nuts and all they have harvested.
It is harvest time. I’ve seen trees full peers, juicy apples dangling, and a large yellow pumpkin. I’ve noticed the first acorns scattered on the pavement.
Last week, I read several posts by friends who have stepped out of the social media rat-race. Some need time out to reflect, others find social media conflicting with a spiritual lifestyle, and some loath social media because they have corrupted our notion of what having a friend really is.
This collective pull out of the frantic, digital lifestyle is surprising, yet understandable. Many bloggers, artists, and email-friends, resonate with Nature’s inward motion. They plan to spend more time gardening, on handicraft, on reading a book in a lazy armchair near a cosy open fireplace. They want a sabbatical or a permanent break away from the demanding social media lifestyle, in which you constantly need to communicate and share. As if ‘To Share or Not To Be’.
Nature’s motion to return to our cosy, warm homes and to enjoy quiet time (in order to save energy for surviving the winter) is a beautiful movement. We need to become Yin after a Yang summer.
I love autumn and all that has to do with celebrating harvest time. The colours of harvest fruits and the fallen leaves are irresistible.
Time will slow down. We will be able again to focus on our inner world, may that be our house, our studio, our sketchbook, or our spiritual meditation.
I wish you all a lovely start of a beautiful and wonderful autumn.
P.S. Friends are often in tune with each other. Here you’ll find Jamie’s lovely autumn haiku.
If more blog buddies post about autumn, I’ll add them here as well.
Paula Kuitenbrouwer sells exquisite original art work (drawings and paintings), fine art cards, as well as A4 and A5 reproductions. See Cards or Reproductions in the header.