Monday, September 22, 2008

Fall Falling

Mesmerized, I watched this leaf pirouette earthward, slowly, magically. It descended so dreamily that it seemed to levitate. As I got closer, I noticed that it was still tethered to its tree by a strand of spider silk. It swayed back and forth like a tiny camouflage-print kite at the whim of the wind.

Today: autumn.

Photo taken 9/17/08 at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, NY. Click on image to enlarge.

4 comments:

Deborah said...

Autumn, indeed! Leaves camouflaged as kites, a pigskin puffball(something new to me) disguised as Pac-Man, and a gorgeous monarch butterfly getting ready for its spectacular journey. A feast for the spirit (I'll skip the tasting).

Christine said...

Thanks for checking in, Deborah. Yes, these sparkling September days are indeed a "feast for the spirit!"

Vesper de Vil said...

Nice! I was walking in the street light the other night with Jove...and I caught a litte floating seed...the kind that has rays of soft fluff radiating from the centre. It was nice watching it fall so slowly.

Christine said...

Hello again, Vesper de Vil -- Yes, don't you love to watch those seeds floating like little suns, so full of possibility. Thanks for visiting!