A Walk In November (Autumn Sounds)
This week’s Six Word Friday uses the word “sound”, something I was thinking about after my walk last weekend at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens:
Autumn has more sounds than expected.
I don’t know why, but I was expecting a quiet, contemplative walk around the gardens, enjoying silence and beauty. The beauty was there, but it was not very silent!
The birds were chirping and twittering like crazy. There was ambient insect noises too, although I only saw one fly, one bee and a few wasps. I have no idea what was making insect noise. There was, of course, the rustling of leaves under foot, but since we were still coming into peak colors, it wasn’t as noisy as it could have been.
Add to that, the gardens were busy for a cool Saturday morning. There were a lot of families there, with little kids running and laughing (and the inevitable crying). The hill between the greenhouse and rose gardens had all kinds of little legs running up and down it and adults as well, chasing after and trying to retrieve those fast movers. There should have been some good naps that afternoon!
Instead of quiet and solitude, the gardens had energy and motion to them. Once I realized that the mood was not as I expected, I smiled, relaxed into it and just enjoyed it for what it was.
If you double click on any of the pictures below, it will open in a slide show so that you can see them larger. Also, each time you close and open my page, the catalog will rearrange itself.
Enjoy your weekend!
Other walks are posted for January, March, April, and October.
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It certainly was!
wow! absolutely beautiful!
Wonderful photos of gorgeous subjects!
Thanks for the lovely compliment. I’m glad you took a few minutes to look around.
Lovely! I was walking somewhere the other day and heard a dried leaf blowing along the sidewalk. It was funny, cause the sound really stood out! I love that you gave way to the mood of the day, and let it carry you! Thanks, as always, for participating in six words!!
Wow, that’s a great response – thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed it and left a comment for me.
Your photos are just so beautiful. I always enjoy them
I’m glad they brighten up your day for a few minutes. Thanks for letting me know!
beauty — Thanks for posting these — I love when you have photos up!
I’m glad you enjoy them and that you let me know. I’ve been emphasizing more of the photos lately because of the comments I’m getting like that.
A feast for my eyes here in Arizona, thank you!
I LOVE that description. I can’t wait to use that on someone else. Thanks for the wonderful compliment!
It’s 7;12 a.m. as I’m gazing upon your work and you’ve brightened my morning – to say the least. Thank you.
Thanks for the visual experience.
You’re welcome – I’m glad you enjoyed it.
The sound may not be what you expected, but it doesn’t look like the colors disappointed. It’s nice to know there is still “family time.” That, is music to my ears.
There are always a lot of small kids at Ginter. It’s got a great area for them to play in (plus water fountains in the summer that little ones can crawl into). Between that and the hill, lots of young parents take the kids there to wear them out while enjoying the beauty. And you’re right – family time is the best sound of all.