Falling for Autumn

It’s getting to be crunch time.

I refer to the season in which leaves fall from trees. It’s named Autumn. Of course, everyone calls it Fall except me and the rest of the English-speaking world outside of North America. Fall is a descriptive word but lacks a certain something. The word autumnal and its associated feelings paint a more descriptive picture in my mind.

Most days I make time for long walks. This free vaccine inoculates me against every disease of the mind and body.

This is an easy business when the weather is warm.

Now as I straddle the seasons my walks gain an intensity that is based on scarcity. Shorter days and colder temperatures require more planning and commitment.

My ability to walk quietly diminishes by the day. The crackle of the dry leaves under my feet are an audible reminder that nature’s cycles are inevitable.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.