Approaching the end

The leaf on my quince tree hangs on – just.  Soon it will be gone.  The month is almost at an end.  Soon I will be gone.  I planted this tree about three years ago, and watched it grow, and especially admired it’s autumn foliage.  Hopefully it will continue to grow without my help, and maybe even give joy to another.  Nothing in life stays the same.  Nature is a wonderful teacher, giving lessons on letting go…..


8 thoughts on “Approaching the end

  1. Firstly an irrisistibly beautiful image that captures the wonder and simplicity of Mother nature’s offerings. I guess as we journey through the avenues of our lives and become older and wiser, more aware of the world and all it’s technicolour goings on around us, we also have to face the reality of life and letting go. Letting go of those we have loved and lost, those who pass on moften before their time, memories and dreams, aspirations that failed to materialize, and the seasons themselves.

    Mother nature, like life itself is a balancing act it seems to me, and we try our best to understand and deal with the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly, the tears of sadness and joy, joy and grief. Mother natures manages the balance with precision and perfection, the question is, can we do the same in our own little worlds? A lovely frame and a thought provoking post.

    On a very personal note, may I take this opportunity of thanking you for one of the nicest comments that I have ever received, you really did make my day.

    • Thank you for a thoughtful comment Paul. My life’s lesson is to learn Balance, which is why perhaps I spend so much time in Nature’s classroom.
      I am humbled that my little comment had such an effect on you, thank you:-)

    • One of my favourite little books, is ‘The Tao of Pooh’ by Benjamin Hoff. Are you familiar with it? ……” mistakes are made by man, the creature with the overloaded Brain who separates himself from the supporting network of natural laws by interfering and trying too hard. Not like Pooh, the most effortless Bear we’ve ever seen”. In preparation for my forthcoming move, most of my books are packed away, but some, like this charmer, stay close to hand:-)

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