“All colors are one thing, seen in different states of motion. And that is science’s brilliantly poetic answer to Keats’ complaint that science unweaves a rainbow.”
“…So all these colors can be derived from one of them by moving at an appropriate velocity. So really, the existence of one implies the existence of all the others.”
“…And the properties of one imply the properties of all the others. So in a really deep sense, they are the same thing. But in a complementary sense if you don’t move, they’re all different.”
~ Frank Wilczek, “Why is the Earth So Beautiful?” – On Being conversation with Krista Tippett
“Yet one smile more, departing, distant sun!
One mellow smile through the soft vapory air,
Ere, o’er the frozen earth, the loud winds run,
Or snows are sifted o’er the meadows bare.
One smile on the brown hills and naked trees,
And the dark rocks whose summer wreaths are cast,
And the blue gentian-flower, that, in the breeze,
Nods lonely, of her beauteous race the last.
Yet a few sunny days, in which the bee
Shall murmur by the hedge that skirts the way,
The cricket chirp upon the russet lea,
And man delight to linger in thy ray.
Yet one rich smile, and we will try to bear
The piercing winter frost, and winds, and darkened air.”
– William Cullen Bryant, Autum
Most of the leaves have disappeared during this week of wind and rain, but last Sunday the hills were still filled with glorious color. Here our old barn is peeking through the beautiful autumn hillside leaves.
joining Weekly Top Shot with The View From Right Here
Color has been fading fast, but a few trees are still clinging bravely to their leaves.
Joining The View From Right Here for Weekly Top Shot
“October’s poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter.”
~ Nova Bair
Just as you top the little rise in the cemetery, if you look back over your shoulder, you can see our old barn roof peeking out of the wooded hills
joining The View From Right Here for Weekly Top Shot and the Bluff Area Daily for Barn Charm
“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.”
~ John Burroughs
We’re enjoying such beautiful fall color in the mountains.
Hope your autumn is every bit as lovely.
joining Madge at The View From Right Here for her 1st Anniversary of Weekly Top Shot
A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
~ Hal Borland
response to week two of the thirteen weeks of autumn
the solstice to solstice project with urban,prairie.forest
Finding ART in… Light… Shadow…
Old… New… Polish… Rust…
Setting sail… Adventure… Following the path…
Spots of Color… Celebration.. Everyday