“I’m going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life.” — Elsie de Wolfe

Saturday, 3 September 2011

A Time for Harvest and Messing with the Contrast. . .

"The air is still as feathers and the yellow sun nowhere to be seen.
From the top of the old ash tree, a crow shouts. . . his voice
resounding like a claxon, sending sound waves
shimmering through the static air. "

This week has been a tapestry, multi layered and woven with those rich hues that give line and shape; adding shadow and definition and bringing stories into sharp focus. People close to me, people I care about, have lost loved ones and one stitch in our family story has passed on as all things must do. Another bright skein of silk to be woven into our memories.

Meanwhile in the air is the nip of autumn and the sounds of the machinery bringing in this years harvest. The fields are busy with combine harvesters kicking up dust into the evening air as the corn is baled. Leaving the horizon decorated with golden circles as the low sun sets; Streaking the landscape with its long shadows, criss crossed by country roads and slow lumbering trailers hauling home the harvest and sprinkling the air with gold.

I haven't been feeling too well these last few days, full of some sort of lurgy! leaving me with that strange feeling of being insulated inside my own head. Spacey and muffled, with the outside world viewed as through a fish-eye lens - food has been tasteless, my senses dulled and I crave the colour and taste that is temporarily banished. So in sorting through my lacklustre photos taken earlier this week for some to accompany this post. I did what I thought was appropriate, I turned down the brightness and turned up the contrast. It has been that kind of week. . .

I hope that your week has been a good one.
Normal contrast will be resumed here next week. :-)

Thought of the week
"Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy." - The Eagles

I am linking this post to week 51 of I Saw Sunday


Rinkly Rimes said...

I'm pleased to have come across you while looking at I Saw Sunday. I like the way you write, and I was once living in the English countryside so I felt quite nostalgic reading your entry.

Susannah said...

Good to see you here RR and thankyou for your kind words. :-)

Yes I think tales of harvest in the english countryside, would always bring back memories no matter how long you had been away.

jabblog said...

Your photos reflect the way you've been feeling. I hope you'll soon be back to yourself.

Susannah said...

Thanks Jabblog. :-)

Morvah said...

How odd Susannah, that's exactly what I've been doing too - messing with the contrast - merc rx floored my ability to write anything coherent so I too have been twiddling skies! Hope you're soon feeling less wonky! Love, M x

Jinksy said...

My, you are under a cloud my dear! Maybe it was you I heard calling for help in my ISS post today?! ♥ Love, light and healing to you...

earlybird said...

I do hope you'll soon be feeling better and more cheerful, Susannah.

Susannah said...

Hi Morvah, good to see you and how strange that you've been messing with the contrast too! I am already feeling less 'wonky' (I love that!) xxx

Jinksy, I am fine thanks, just getting over this bug, but I appreciate the good wishes, (you can never have too many of those) :-)
By the way, messing with the contrast sure does highlight the beauty! Take a look at those photos - what glorious colours. xxx

Earltbird, I am feeling a lot better thanks. x

Good to see you all.

Elizabeth said...

I have a tendency to go along with the wonky feelings. It creates its own contrast. I like your words, vivid, and your photos. I do so love cloud factories.


Susannah said...

Hello Elizabeth and thank you. :-)

Yes all feelings, 'wonky' or otherwise have their value and their gifts.

Good to see you. x

Jennifer said...

Well it's a week on now (sorry!) but I do hope you're feeling better.

Your writing about those who had passed from your world was a most beautiful tribute: "This week has been a tapestry, multi layered and woven with those rich hues that give line and shape; adding shadow and definition and bringing stories into sharp focus... Another bright skein of silk to be woven into our memories."

Well done my friend. Take good care of yourself. xo

Susannah said...

Thanks Jennifer. :-)

It is always good to see you here my friend. x


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