Friday, October 26, 2007

The Leaf-Falling Moon


The leaves are falling now. The temperature is falling, dipping to freezing over night. Last night's rain and the early morning dew are dripping from the eaves of the house. As I write this, the brilliant full moon of October, the leaf-falling moon, has fallen below the western edge of the sky. But there are two sides to most things in nature, the light and shadow of things. And so this morning, mist is rising from the lakes and fields. The sun is slowly rising, spilling golden light over the eastern hills. And in our warm little house, sleepy family members are rising one by one.

photo by Aisling, October 26, 2007


10 comments:

Grace @ Rose Cottage Lane said...

What a beautiful sight - there is nothing quite like an autumn sky!

Aisling said...

Thank you Grace! :)

Patty said...

The moon was so pretty tonight. The air was crisp as we watched it rise in the sky

Nan - said...

Oh, I love this! I tried to get a moon picture last night but though the sky was bright, it was full of clouds.

"sleepy family members are rising one by one"
What beautiful words.

Aisling said...

Patty, I love the crisp feeling to the autumn air, don't you? I'm so glad you stopped by. :)

Aisling said...

Nan, Those quiet moments at home with family are some of the best moments in life, aren't they? Thank you for your nice comment.

Clouds and moon can make a gorgeous photo, but only if the moon is cooperative and pops out during the time that you are ready with your camera! ;)

L.L. Barkat said...

So, so beautiful.

Aisling said...

l.l., How can we see that lovely moon and not be in awe at the beauty of the natural world? Thanks for visiting!

Lesley said...

Very nice, Aisling! You have inspired me to take photos at the next full moon!

Aisling said...

Oh good, Lesley! I can't wait to see! (I'm hoping you post them on your blog.) :)