I am a leaf-peeper. A bona-fide, card carrying, dyed in the wool autumn leap peeper. This past fall was a bit of a let down, though I did give it the old college try, I was disappointed with the images I got. In addition to my quest for the perfect autumn image, one of the reasons I stopped by the battlefield at Antietam (Sharpsburg, Maryland) on this particular October day, was the interesting things going on in the sky. As I gazed over at a somewhat ordinary looking field (though heaven only knows what went on in this exact spot 150 or so years ago … far from ordinary) I was amazed to see a rain squall coming up in the distance, and coming up fast. Loved seeing the still-clear blue sky to one side, while the other end of my field of vision was going to get a drenching. (Notice I did not say “left” and “right”?) And soon the whole scene would be rain soaked.
There’s a metaphor to current events in there somewhere. I leave it up to the viewer to decide what it is.
Btw … always been a huge John Constable fan. My mom had a giant copy of The Hay Wain over the sofa for what seems liked forever. In no way, shape or form am I comparing my little image to Mr. Constable’s magnificent creations … but … he was on my mind. Admittedly there’s a bit more color … but then … what else would you expect from me?
I do love color.
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