The wind bites my skin, one more reason to have a dislike button permanently installed against wind as a weather element. The latest in a list of reasons why it’s on my go away list, kind of like the pandemic but I digress…
Every fall the wind strips the colour from the landscape, long before I am ready for it to leave. Well I guess that’s not fair as sometimes snow takes the colour but my usual MO is I blame the wind for all sorts of things.
I forced myself to look beyond the bare trees. To see the beauty that can still be found by changing the focal length and my mind set. The wind still sucked but I was dressed for it and it’s not like it was -45.
Pretty leaves are gone
Native prairie colours show
Multi shades aglow
This was written in my year of daily haikus. It’s a yearly struggle for me as the days get shorter and the bright colours fade. It’s imperative for my mental health that I practise gratitude, stay positive and keep moving. I can’t let the wind stop our daily walks.
The whole darkness may be more of a challenge this year. Oh the daylight hours don’t change but the social isolation could definitely feel like a heavy hand. The brightest lites in my day are off limits, my usual October get away didn’t occur and did I mention the darkness? I am now up long before the sun on a work day and walks have to occur before supper or they would have to happen in the pitch black.
So in search of positives I shall remain! They are there and I just need to remain focused on them and not the outside forces or those inside my own head.