As I sat near the open window, in the morning, with tea in my hand, the curtains swayed gently with a cool breeze.The remnants of an, all night rain, made the leaves outside shake off the droplets of water from them.Clouds covered the whole sky with no sign of the Sun. The last of the September rains, receding after a final try at rejuvenating the Earth.
…and the leaves started falling. They had been changing to yellow from green. They had been turning ever so slowly, and now they fell.
Firstsigns of Autumn approaching. Undoubtedly, Fall is always grand. It always takes the breath away with its beauty, its miracle of colours. Its magic of transformation, but the truth is, it is after all, the beginning of the end of a life cycle.
Time to let go, in anticipation of a new beginning.
Soaking up the Sun before hibernation.
A sleep, as deep as death, necessary to survive Winters.
Sleep granting life, sleep preparing for future generations.
Leaves, lime green and lemon yellow, waiting patiently for the temperature to drop.
This year September had been unusually warm, delaying the magic show of nature.
But soon the show begins, nature adorns its most vibrant attire.
Appearance of leaves changing from sparkling sunshine yellows to bright oranges.
The royal blood red deepening to sophisticated maroons. Finally resting at rusts and browns before they kiss the Earth.
Falling gently to the ground, one leaf over another, one at a time, slowly, meticulously. Leaving the tree bare.
Rising to form heaps of leaves’ mountains.
Forests transforming into chaos of colours, clear blue water bodies reflecting the magic.
Leaves breathing their last breaths, trees shedding them, saying goodbyes, letting go!
One of its kind farewell, so amazing, so breathtaking.
Photography Credits Go To Sapna Veluri Nandakumar.
The sky is getting clearer, clouds beginning to disperse with winds of change.
The wind is getting cooler, Sun beginning to shine more often over mountain range.
Days, evenings not somber anymore, grays converting into vibrant landscapes.
Wetness drying up, no more downpours, colours popping up like lady’s drapes.
Relief from heat, break from the rains. Seems like the Earth is ready to exhale.
Bunches of red, contrasting with greens of leaves.
Little flower umbrellas, sheltering insects from grieves.
Cool September breeze, giving respite from the heat.
Making flowers blossom, getting ready for Autumn greet.
Veteran leaves turning yellow, saying goodbyes ready to let go.
Magic of Autumn hiding within each fold, forests waiting to transform in motion slow.