The Unburdening Of The World & Unraveling Of Summer

Autumn is the season of lightening the load and letting go. It's the time of year that makes my heart sing.

There is music in the crunchy leaves beneath my feet and there are vistas that open up when branches are bare. I don't like the raking but I do love the loosening and scattering of nature's debris, the deepening of browns, burgundy, reds, yellows and orange. Summer unraveling is a magic carpet of earthy hues.

The new season officially starts on the 23rd and there's still plenty of green at Sandy Trail where a mystery person placed bird houses and framed art by the path. Over the months, I have seen fairy doors, artsy shells and light seeping through the trees as if setting the stage for some grand mythical tale.

Light and shadow, art and artifacts are treasures I found as fall crept over the trail.

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  1. Looks like a lovely walk, Maria, no doubt enlivened by wondering what you will find next along the trail. Are these items intended for people to take do you know, or just to enjoy on the way by?

    1. I’m not sure, David, but suspect it’s just to enjoy along the way, otherwise I might have scooped up the two tree paintings which were quite small with intricate lovely detail.

  2. Sandy Trail is alive with natural beauty and human creativity .... fascinating.

  3. How nice! Sandy Trail looks such a lovely place where you can stroll around in the shower of light and the dappled shadows, admiring nature and pleasant surprises by someone. I like the lovely dwarfs’ houses with the garden sets. I can’t wait for the cool, crisp air from the tropical summer of Japan.


  4. Wow! Love Sandy Trail and its delightful creations ~ sweet ^_^

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  5. Hello, the trail sounds nice. I would like seeing the art work and the colorful birdhouses. A walk near the forest is one of my favorite things to do. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week ahead!

  6. Beautiful photos.

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  7. Sandy Trail is full of surprises.

  8. I love autumn too! That trail looks just lovely!

  9. I don't like autumn at all, it's the way to winter !
    Love the bird houses !

  10. Your prose is so visual - I enjoy reading it very much. How wonderful to find surprising and beautiful art on your walks. I am not quite ready to let go of summer, but I am excited about the autumn colors that are starting to appear in my garden!


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