Fall is here, it’s just not well distributed yet.
And the photographers are watching.
Via Ashvegas, a beautiful blue butterfly on a butterfly bush. This is what gardens all over WNC look like right now.
And via Blue Ridge Blog, a Western North Carolina view blighted by drought but still lovely.
I don’t have a camera good enough nor skill enough to capture
the morning view from my office window
a weeping cherry tree with bright, slanted fall light coming at it
that turns the leaves to a bright yellow green that almost glows
while the trunk and branches stay secret and dim.
Dark rough branches and leaves alive with light.
When the wind blows the shadows on the wall dance
and leaves tumble down.
It’s a splendid thing
and it’s right there
every morning like the sun.