a little busy
i am rerunning an old post of late august berries because i am working on a tight deadline on a huge art commission so i am not getting out for my daily walks as usual. the end of august almost always marks the end of summer here in minnesaota. we still have summer warm days at the moment, but the nights are noticeably cooler. orange school buses are once again picking up kids laden with backpacks. many of you long-time readers will know how i love seasonal transitions. from a STILL perspective, it when the most interesting subjects can be found: one thing fades away, and something new takes the fore. in autumn, this is most visible in the leaves of course–as the green chlorophyll fades, the yellows, oranges, reds, and russets emerge. but it is also the time when seeds, seedpods, and nuts will become visible everywhere. any plants that have not put out seed already, are preparing to do so now. acorns are bouncing off my roof all night long. black walnuts will start to darken, and begint to little sidewalks, and parking lots. looking for these transition signs feels like treasure hunting to me. it keeps me present. engaged. and grounded.
collection of late august fruits and berries