Saturday, November 7, 2009

Fall Color

I'm looking out the window,
happy to be warm and dry
as I watch the rain sheet down
and wash away the fall color.

I think back to the paintbox
of reds and oranges and golds and yellows
that decorated upstate New York
and soaked us in a riot of color.

"Communion" © 2009 Meri Arnett-Kremian

I remember a Saturday filled with color
and kites and wind turbines,
friendships formed over food and images,
beautiful souls shining through their vessels.

"Soaring" © 2009 Meri Arnett-Kremian.

"Harvesting Wind" © 2009 Meri Arnett-Kremian

I think of metaphors and shooting photos of a woman on a fence,

"Kissed with Light" © 2009 Meri Arnett-Kremian

watching the light dance off the planes of her face,
and wondering if she sees herself as beautiful
like the camera sees her.

"Wondering" © 2009 Meri Arnett-Kremian

Probably not. It's easy for us to see
the beauty around us. It's much harder to see
the beauty within us,
even when it lights up the world around us.

Such a blessed place, Earth,
filled with beautiful people and luscious color.

Enjoy your gift of sight today.
And stay warm.


Anonymous said...

"It's easy for us to see
the beauty around us. It's much harder to see
the beauty within us,
even when it lights up the world around us.", did those lines ever hit home today. beautiful meri - the photos, the colors, your words, your portrait. such beauty.

deb did it said...

what a beautiful splash of color, the warm reminder of a cold is wonderful to read you again!

Anonymous said...

gorgeous colours on nature's palette.

Maggie's garden said...

For me...I find it easier to see beauty within when I surround myself in the beauty of nature. Thank you for reminding me of my gift of sight. Have a wonderful weekend.

beth said...

boy you said that right....the beauty around us is so what I posted today...but the beauty inside of us that makes up who we are on the outside, is so hard to see....

JP/deb said...

beautiful reminder of the gift of site ... your images are a feast!

~JarieLyn~ said...

Your words are such great teachings.

Reya Mellicker said...

These are beautiful portraits, wow! Love your Egypt pics and the post about secrets, too. You know about the famous blogger who does Post Secrets, yes?

Glad you're inside, safe and dry!

Reya Mellicker said...

Oh ... and wanted to say: Meri, you ARE one with everything!

georgia b. said...

absolutely beautiful!

the best part of that first photo is the shadow of the trees on the fence. and what color!

love it! thank you so much for sharing it. you were the only one that did. : )