"The sharp knife of a short life

I've had just enough time..."

- "If I Die Young" The Band Perry

I see Beauty in many things. And like the ghosts that only speak to you if you notice them, they tell me wondrous tales. With my camera and my thoughts, I captured these as faithfully as I can to share with you. And by doing so, they gave me the reasons. And though the thousand reasons may not all be sweet and some indeed bitter; they are still reasons to live. Come to think about it, that is Life, isn't it?

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Autumn in My Garden - Visiting Autumn

I've had just enough time...  to reacquaint myself with autumn

I love autumn so much I planted autumn in my garden...

Memories hanging
Like the last leaf of autumn
Reluctant to fall

So I can be moody even when the sun is shining brightly...

After the last leaves -
Silhouettes of trees lined hills
Desolate beauties

Because sometimes, one just want to be melancholy...

I love autumn or I love the romantic fantasized idea of my imagined autumn. Melancholy, bittersweet, beautiful whether in glorious colors or gray outlines of desolated trees. I imagined sweet loneliness, long walks in snapping cold, chilly winds that cuts and reminded me to preserve this fragile body, time to go deep into reflection, to visit the boundary of depression and know that dark country, to slow time down and view the false promises of progress, ambition and speed; a time to gather, recharge and wait for the hibernation of winter and the rebirth in Spring. Maybe the actual autumn is none of these. Maybe it is just my illusion having never lived through an entire autumn though I have visited autumn in several countries over a long span of time. Maybe those living in autumn countries will laugh at my ridiculous notions. Maybe they are living too close to autumn. Whatever, I love my idea of autumn. So much so that I planted autumn in my garden so it can lead me there even under the tropical sun. And as fate would arrange, I'm going to reacquaint myself with autumn - tonight.

I am traveling again, flying off tonight. This time to Billund in Denmark and then off to Parma and Milan in Italy until the end of the month. So this is the last post until then. See you when I get back...


  1. Geo_grafics, dumbdrumus, bjebie, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1000 Reasons (Off to Denmark & Italy)
    I am traveling again, flying off tonight. This time to Billund in Denmark and then off to Parma and Milan in Italy until the end of the month. So this is the last post until then. See you when I get back...

    Sweet shadow work it has some tricky depth and kinda grabs me ;)

    nikolaos p.
    Very creative shot!

    Beautiful Autumn colors and shadows, lovely composition and beautiful words to accompany it!

    I like this one just slightly better because the negative space gives time to pause and appreciate. I love the rich reds and the shadow behind them. Autumn has it's thrills...not sure if it's worth it to have to suffer through winter but it's nice to still appreciate the last of the leaves before they all fall and wither.

    I am always down when Autumn comes around, actually when I see the sun setting earlier it bothers me,
    wait till January when days get longer then my spirits lift up:-)
    Beautiful work on both!
    Have a happy weekend Thou!


  2. Geo_grafics
    And some mighty pretty color that just won't quit ;)

    Looks like your little maple is doing well, love the shadow casted on the wall!


  3. Rebecca Ang
    I'm made for the tropics, can't survive long stretches of winter and autumn :) Travel safe, take care.
    Of the 4 seasons, I think autumn is the one that is most condusive for reflection. I like your phrase "boundary of depression" - indeed it sits right at that edge - the edge between sanity and insanity, the edge between young and old (er... mid-life?), the edge between light and darkness, the "in between".

  4. Very nice Thou San!

    All the best from the Netherlands,


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