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The Notch (again)

I’ve shot a lot at Smuggler’s Notch over the last year and a half, so going back up during peak foliage was questionably stale for my camera (though never for my eyes!). So this time I went with the intention of capturing things I have not before.I’m a thorough wanderer, so that was no easy task and I’m not so sure I accomplished it. ;)





(Okay, that last one isn’t The Notch. It is sunset from US-7.)

Flickers of Autumn




A Little More Autumn

First Breath of Autumn on Bucklin Trail

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fire rust    Autumn brings many pleasant things. The apples come off of the trees, ripe for eating. Cider begins to flow and find its way into the stores. I begin mulling my cider and baking pies. The leaves turn to fire and drop to the ground. The trees become bare and everything in this world begins to die. Autumn is the season of bounty and waning, of that final passionate explosion before the cold stillness of winter.

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I move amidst patches of rust and fire.

I move amidst patches of rust and fire, blood and ire, inclement desire. The autumn is the explosion of life, the last great breath of the year, the climax before the descent. The final seeds cast, fruit drops to earth, cloth to bedside floor. In brilliance and passion, the world around me seduces my senses with its magnificence and I relent. I give, forfeit resistance, and drown in its splendor.

Autumnal Consumption

   Mirth Of A Nation, various
   Common Sense, Thomas Paine
   Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller
   The Dharma Bums, Jack Kerouac
   Beneath The Underdog, Charles Mingus
   Sigrid And Gudrun, tr. JRR Tolkien
   Books of Blood 1-3, Clive Barker
   Going To Meet The Man, James Baldwin
   The Way To Rainy Mountain, N. Scott Momaday

   Creaming Jesus
   Death In June
   Shadow Project

   Elfen Lied
   The Dark Knight Rises

When Leaves Turn To Fire…

When the leaves turn to fire, I come enthralled by desire. Autumn is the season which births my passion. I writhe in the death throes of the year. Days shorten and cool. Nights carry the final brilliant climax of life on the air.

This is a season of fire. Whose flame do I see burning around me? I have your scent. I hunger. Howl to the moon with me and let go of restraint. Your blood is on my hands and I have your scent.

Autumn Air

Such a nice, chilly morning. Where the crisp air meets me, I wake. The living green of my world turned to fire overnight and begins to push for its brilliant last climax before the dead season.

November Grey

   Samhain is over and the latter half of Autumn is well in its chilled breath. In November, death has settled into the world and the ground is beginning to harden. The lights of December have not yet reached their prime. Snow taunts and teases and it spits flurries upon us, not yet ready to lay its blanket down. The brilliant, fiery leaves of Autumn’s entrance have all fallen, turning brown upon the earth. In this period, I will make desolate music, before life returns in the joyous celebrations of light that come wrapped around December.


This month is grey.