Driving through my rather ordinary Connecticut town earlier this week, I was once again amazed by the colors on the trees. I was struck by the fact that most of the time we pay little or no attention to these trees–they aren’t fancy, just maples and elms and oaks–but right now they are ablaze in stunning oranges and reds and yellows, and it about takes my breath away.
I made a little project with one of my recent foliage photos. Since I printed the photo on canvas, it’s not as vibrant as the photo on glossy paper, but I like the sense of peace and calm it gives. I mounted the canvas piece on a canvas panel and added some lace and a Tim Holtz metal “moments” circle. A little ink on the edges and it was done.
Like every season here in New England, fall is fleeting. (Well, some would argue that winter isn’t as fleet as one might like, but it’s all relative!) I feel the urge to capture these moments, but I’m also grateful to my Creator that the seasons keep coming around–Lord willing, I’ll see many more autumns.