Sunday, November 18, 2012
Falling and Illumination
When I got home I went to Google, certain that I could find out what kind of tree had released the shower of gold. I entered words like "golden rain" and "trees" and "seed fall" but came up with nothing that seemed to refer to anything like what we had seen. Then I went to Google Images and entered "tree seeds" and quickly discovered that the golden rain was most likely from alder trees.
I didn't have my camera with me, but I doubt a camera could have captured that experience.
As the days get shorter and darker, my spirits lift inexplicably, and playing the dulcimer is giving me unexpected added joy. I'd like to be able to play like Robert Force but am happy just to be learning what I can:
Whenever I take a picture of myself taking a picture of myself, I think of Imogen Cunningham.
More about Imogen Cunningham.