Saturday, November 17, 2012 the leaves of a book...

what you need to know about the past
 is that no matter what has happened,
 it has all worked together to bring you to this very moment.
 and this is the moment you can choose to make everything new. 
right now.

each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book
 known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title

the photos.
are of november past.
november today.
is one of frost and fog.
while the frost and fog.
is beautiful.
there is no sun for shadows.
isn't it wonderful.
that we can draw on the past.
through our photos.
for that.
one still frame.
 in time.
what does your day look like?
just BE.


Catherine said...

a very autumnal sequence - lovely garden shots... said...

I so like #1 and #3

Number #1 is sooo quaint. My fav.

Great photos.

Ralph said...

I happily refer to archives for shadows - the digital world of the past is full of artistry we hadn't considered before but love to discover again...the shed and implements may be old but in shadow it is as fresh as the cool autumn day...

Sylvia K said...

I love your words as well as your beautiful shadow shots, Robin!! You are artistically talented as well as wise! Thank you for sharing both!! Hope you enjoy a great weekend.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Yes, it is wonderful that we can draw from the past! Love the ones you picked out for us today. It was really foggy here this morning when I took my daughter to basketball practice..."now why didn't this fog happen yesterday morning so we could have a delay" is what I heard ~ lol!!

colleen said...

Number 2 makes me think 'you nailed it' as far as photographing goes!

Patti said...

The last photo of the leaves silhouetted against the sun really speaks to me, Robin.

Just beautiful.

Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Gemma Wiseman said...

The soft falls of Autumn light and shadows in the first photo are gorgeous! Such a quiet, thoughtful scene! And then the lighting in the macros is beautiful!

Molly said...

Robin - thank you for those lovely words and pictures.

Paula Scott said...

Ah! Blissful heaven, these images are to me! Drawing me in, inviting me to just. be. still.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Robin girl!
Past or present you always have beautiful pictures to show us!
We have had amazing weather lately and I finally got out in the garden to clean up .. had lots of help from the boys too. Husband loves to play with new toys (aka leaf vacuum/mulcher) .. me ? I just loved looking at all the pretty leaves as I swept them up : )
Hope all is well with you and not just getting by girl ? .. some day things have to be a lot better!LOL
Joy : )

Angie Church said...

love the pics come see what I shared at

Beverley Baird said...

Love those photos - so artistic! Your words speak are lovely as well!

Leah said...

I have to say that I have never found so much stillness and beauty in November like I have this year. Our own weather finally turned here, giving plenty of light. Love the still and dormant feeling of your photo sequence here.
And the sameness of each passing season, year after year is a comfort isn't it?

Chubskulit Rose said...

Love your first shot!

Shadow of Snowman
Have a lovely weekend. Come and drop me a line or two when you get a chance.

Lighthousegal said...

Love the photos. Each one is a beautiful shot. I think my favorite is the last one. Love the sun in the background and how the leaves are in shadow, beautiful!

Chubby Chieque said...

I'd missed the Fall season as I was in The Philippines for a month.

This is the bestSSS2 post I ever seen in your post, girl!

Love every inch of your shots. Great job, once again.

Happy SSS,

Margaret Gosden said...

I like your introduction and you do it so well! It is often how I feel about posting!

Linda Makiej said...

really pretty shadows!

BLOGitse said...

What a beautiful post!
It's been raining more or less the whole day today in Málaga.
My internet connection was dead...what kind of day is this?
It's a day to study! :)
Have a good week ahead!