September 11, 2012

Daily Photo Tour - Autumn Thunder


I love the changing of this seasons. It is when I feel most alive. I think it has something to do with pressing forward and moving on. Change is good right? Sometimes it puts us in a new environment. Sometimes it is an event that causes us to change the way we think. Sometimes it's losing something we love. And probably most often, change is something we don't want to encounter, but it's the very thing that molds us and moves us to be closer to the person we are supposed to be. We get comfortable in the same routine. We like consistency. It's easier to travel a road we are familiar with because we know the twists and turns that take us to the destination. And even more familiar is probably the destination.

For me, during the next few months, I am going to encounter some twists and turns I am not at all acquainted with. And the destination is pretty much non existent. I'm not positive where I'm going, or how I am going to get there. Literally. All I have is a fortune cookie that told me in early March, "You will have full contentment by Summer's end." Now, I'm not a big believer in little oriental pieces of magical cookie goodness, but I do have faith that something is on the horizon. And I'm not sure that it is anything I thought it would be back in March. I feel like my idea of "full contentment" has changed dramatically. And I think that is a good thing. Well whatever this full contentment is, it has ten days to get here, because that's when summer ends. So bring it on life. What you got?




Thunder Mountain Peak in the distance through fall leaves
Photo by Kevin Crone


Comment (1)

On September 12, 2012 at 12:07 AM , Lyndsey said...

Yet another breathtaking picture accompanied by beautiful text. I also love the changes of the seasons, whether it be the trees turning shades of red, gold, and orange in the autumn air or the emerging buds of flowers and restoration of life during the spring. Witnessing this beautiful cycle of change makes me feel alive and at peace.

"... during the next few months, I am going to encounter some twists and turns I am not at all acquainted with. And the destination is pretty much non existent. I'm not positive where I'm going, or how I am going to get there." This exactly describes where I currently am in my life. So many changes are occuring so rapidly as this summer draws to a close. I was really touched by the photo Matthew shared several days ago of the Cozy Cone and his accompanying thoughts about life and relationships and change. And lo and behold-- another beautiful, thought-provoking post with a message about change that I needed to hear at this point in my life. Food for the soul.

I want to thank you for sharing your photography and your marvelous words. I'll be looking forward to hearing what awaits you at the end of this summer. I hope that you do find your "full contentment". :)