Monday, October 13, 2008

Equinox Turned



October nightmares
Crackling the spines of leaves
Carving pumpkin dreams

15 comments:

Aggie said...

I love the pumpkin colours.

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

I love every word choice! Doesn't this just smack of the season? You packed a wallop with 5,6,5 syllables. Beautiful picture. I'll be reciting this every October from now on! :)

Sarah Hina said...

There's an other-worldliness to this photo. A storybook world of plump, untamed harvests contrasted with dreamy sky. I like it very much.

And those lines perfectly express the dark tension and surreality within.

Geraldine said...

What a fabulous photo! The light and the field looks so amazing. Pumpkin dreams....love it!!! :<)

Ello said...

What an awesome photo! This is the 3rd blog I've been by with a picture that makes me absolutely drool in envy! REally lovely Jason!

Aine said...

I'm so glad we found that pumpkin patch. Makes me want to camp out and wait for the Great Pumpkin!
:)

jason evans said...

Aggie, not a bad picture from a moving car at dusk.

Kaye, dang, I was going for Haiku. ;) I was pronouncing crackling as three syllables. Probably not a good word choice for that reason. But thanks for the compliment on capturing the essence of a fall moment!

Sarah, the red and dark sky was so rich. I got a few more nice shots contrasting with the sky. I wonder if pumpkins dream of their Jack-o'-Lantern faces.

Geraldine, thanks! Night was falling, so I hurried to snap a few last pictures. With a few touch ups, this one came out. I have a better pumpkin patch one, though. ;)

Ello, thanks. :) I hope to roll out even better autumn photos.

Aine, I'm so there! All we need is a starry night, maybe a bottle of wine, and a warm blanket. ;)

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

Jason... Forgive me...of course it is 7! What was I thinking? I knew it was a haiku...but I am a scrapper and have not been formally trained in poetry. 5,6,5 or 5,7,5? I didn't know. I don't do any haikus, but I would like to try some. You have inspired me, yet again.

jason evans said...

Kaye, no worries, it's all in good fun. :) "Crackling" really wasn't a great choice for 3 syllables. Haikus are 5-7-5, non-rhyming, and usually have nature themes. (But being a scrapper is way better!)

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

You are the consummate gentleman, sir.

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

Menacing cucurbits, that's what this season is all about!

jason evans said...

Kaye, :)

EOH, Cucurbitaceae...now that's a family name.

Vesper said...

Splendid, Jason!
And the picture... a Halloween tale landscape... just fantastic!

Bridget Jones said...

MMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

YogaforCynics said...

Wow..."crackling the spines of leaves" takes me at least three places at once, while "carving pumpkin dreams"...not quite sure where that takes me, though maybe that's the point....