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Friday, October 23, 2009

Colors of Fall

Fall is in full swing. The trees show off bright colors of red, yellow and orange. The sun sets earlier and earlier... rises later and later. Soon I won't see it at all during the week. The fall always gives me mixed emotions. I love the crisp air and bright colors... but I don't enjoy thinking about the coming winter.

Last night on the drive home from DC I suddenly realized that I am running out of beautiful sunsets after work. Sitting on the deck, glass of wine in hand, watching the sun fall behind the horizon will soon be a distant memory. I'll be bundled up in a thousand layers sitting in front of the fire trying (unsuccessfully) to keep warm. I'm just not built for the cold!

We pulled up to the house and I looked on in sadness to see my sunset had long since reached it's peak... the light was almost completely gone! *sigh* I ran up to my room, grabbed my camera, cranked up the ISO... way up... and captured a few photos of the fall colors.

Taking photos always relaxes me. I don't know why, but when I'm behind the lens it's easier for me to reflect on the world. This week was long and stressful... but when I came back into the house I was calm and content. It's great to take a moment, step back and gain some perspective.

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