In the Spotlight

In the Spotlight
In the Spotlight – beautiful back-lit autumn leaves in the dark woods

It doesn’t seem to have been a great autumn down south this year! There has been colour in the trees but you really need the sun to bring those colours out, and we have had precious little of that so far. Our lot has been mainly rain and wind and a lot of trees are already becoming bare. Maybe it’s just that I haven’t been in the right place at the right time but if it doesn’t change soon, I may wind up with no ‘proper’ autumn landscape shots. Talking of which, as I look out of my window now, the rain is still pouring and the wind is howling!

I took this one on one of those rare sun-gifted days 🙂 ! It wasn’t continually sunny but at least there were flashes of it, and I managed to catch one of those when I was out in the woods. I noticed this rather lovely cluster of leaves being picked out by a shaft of sunlight so I grabbed a shot. I just liked the formation of the leaves and the way they were separated from the dark backdrop of the woods. It felt like nature was reaching out to offer me a golden gift – in fact, I see the whole of nature as a gift from God, and a wonderful gift at that. When I am amongst nature, I just feel ‘at home’ and connected. Do other people feel like that or is it just me?

I have to say that although I would like to have the sun so that I can get some nice autumn pictures, I am actually really enjoying walking in these damp and dreary conditions. Every season has its pleasures and although the summer is wonderful, it is quite ‘sanitised’ and there is something nice about ‘fighting against the elements’ when conditions are bad. That probably makes me sound odd 🙂 !

Thanks for stopping by and reading my ramblings, and I hope you enjoy exploring with me.

Until next time,
Your friend
The Dorset Rambler

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