Seasonal Journey

seasonal journey

The journey through autumn this year seems to have been a fast one. For weeks, if not a month or more during the hot summer of 2023, I dreamt of cooler temps and colorful landscapes that only autumn can provide. Now, it seems to have flashed before my eyes. It was enjoyed, but like always, never seems to last nearly long enough.

Now snow covers the high elevations of North America, and the last of the colorful leaves blow in the wind here on the great prairie and rolling lands of the flint hills. It was only a few weeks ago my mind fully engaged in the season of autumn. Now it must slowly move on to the coming winter.

It seems somewhat melancholy almost to the point of being sad that experiences of beauty, whether astatically or emotional never last long enough. But for something to be impactful, or fulfilling, it does not have to last forever. It may be due to being in the later stage of life. I have learned that even sadness can be something to be grateful for when conjured by memories of happiness. Where you can look back fondly at years gone by. Remember the beauty you have experienced, the sights you have been so fortunate to see, the sounds you have been so lucky to hear, and know, how wonderful a simple life can be. With wise choices and a little luck, there are still many sites to see, sounds to hear, and memories to be made.

I hope everyone has had a pleasant autumn season full of colors of the season. It is always a little disappointing to see it go. But we all must remember, that every moment of happiness, every experience that brings joy, regardless how small or how brief, is another deposit into our memory bank.

“We have an interval, and then our place knows us no more. Some spend this interval in listlessness, some in high passions, the wisest, at least among “the children of this world,” in art and song. For our one chance lies in expanding that interval, in getting as many pulsations as possible into the given time.”
~Walter Pater
nature and landscape photos

Nature Themed Wall Art

fine art photography

Native Tallgrass

Indian Grass

That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.

William Wordsworth

Sunset in the Kansas Flint HIlls
Kansas flint hills
Kansas River
Photograph of Kansas hayfiled

“Each new season grows from the leftovers from the past. That is the essence of change, and change is the basic law.” — Hal Borland

Nature and landscape fine art nature photography.
Fine art photography Kansas flint hills and tallgrass prairie
Nature and landscape fine art photography.

Fine art nature photography

fine art nature photography

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I do want to thank everyone who has reached out and expressed interest about my work. From the emails to the many comments and questions on social media. I appreciate the opportunity to help in any way I can when you may be considering my work. And a great appreciation to all who have purchased work from me directly and through Fine Art America.

I continue to add new work as well as remaster previous work to make it available as fine art wall prints. New work is added on a consistent basis. I try to make new additions weekly. As they appear in the gallery pages here, they will also be added to the store page and available through Fine Art America.

Until next time. Let the holidays begin!