I spent part of an afternoon last weekend raking autumn leaves with a young child and his fascination with the leaves made me realize what a wonderful sensory experience they provide. You hear crinkles, crackles and crunches as you walk through them. They offer a visual feast with their burnt oranges, fiery reds, rich browns and bright golds. They feel light as air when you pick up an armful. To the finger tip they are papery and have a kind of delicate roughness. They smell earthy and woody.
On my walk along the South Saskatchewan River late the next afternoon I was drawn to the beauty of the leaves I saw and wanted to take photos. Since I didn’t have my camera along I decided to use my I-pod Touch which was providing a musical accompaniment for my walk. It’s one of the first times I’ve taken photos with it and I was pretty impressed with the results.
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. – Albert Camus
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