Autumnal Equinox

Hello Autumn (leaf work by Imke Rust)

Hello Autumn (leaf work by Imke Rust)

Yesterday I realised that we have just passed the autumnal equinox…

Ahh, I have to accept that summer is definitely over and the days are getting colder and shorter. I fear the cold and was just about to feel miserable, when I decided I just need to make friends with the situation.

And what better way than celebrating the beautiful things about autumn, like the red and yellow leafs with some creativity?

The wild vine covering my soon-to-be studio is slowly turning red. It is really beautiful and I have already collected and pressed the first of these red leafs.

(Click on the photographs above to see a larger view.)

I had the idea to type something onto these leafs. It did not work too well… but I had the opportunity to sit outside in the garden with my old typewriter (which my husband found in the trash). Touched by the cool sun and struggling with the fragility of the leaves, the stubborn, faulty typewriter, no idea what to write and my miserable spelling skills, I started to feel better.

As a welcome to autumn (for those of us living in the northern hemisphere), I decided to share a few of the imperfectly perfect results with you.

The typing worked best on a larger green leaf from the cherry tree.

Dear Universe, thank you for the different seasons in nature as well as in our lives. Thank you for the summer that has passed and the autumn on our doorsteps. Thank you that the sun keeps on shining, no matter what & the stars return every night. Even if we do not see them, they are there for us.

A little prayer of gratitude: Dear Universe, thank you for the different seasons in nature as well as in our lives. Thank you for the summer that has passed and the autumn on our doorsteps. Thank you that the sun keeps on shining, no matter what & the stars return every night. Even if we do not see them, they are there for us.

I even tried to type on this white feather which I found in the garden, but it was not really successful, I guess the ink tape of the typewriter is to old and dry. But I liked the photograph 🙂

White feather with love by Imke Rust

White feather with love by Imke Rust

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4 thoughts on “Autumnal Equinox

  1. Indigo Spider

    I love this! I wish I had a typewriter still, I’d gather a bunch of leaves to type on!

    Autumn is not quite here yet, the leaves are losing the deep greens but not changing to other colors yet. In another week or so it will be a riot of colors, can’t wait! Fall is most beautiful around here — New England is known for the fall foliage and there are tours just so people can come, enjoy the leaves changing and annoying the rest of us who live here 😉 It is my favorite time of year.

    And, in case you don’t know, New England is made up of six states in the Northeast corner of the United States — Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine. While there are color changes throughout the US, this particular area has colors that can not be beat 🙂

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    1. Imke Rust Post author

      I am also very curious to watch how the autumn turns out here at our new place. Namibia does not really have a spectecular autumn, so I really take a lot of joy from it here in Germany. You are lucky to stay in such a wonderful autumn area.

      Oh and use whatever you have and do some writing on some leaves – it is really fun, even if you just use a pen. 🙂

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