Thursday, October 23, 2008

IF – Late

Yesterday morning I was walking along Harwood Street, on my way to the bus stop as usual. I should have been rushing but instead was gazing up at all of the gorgeous leaves, reveling in a perfect sunny fall morning. Some mornings the sun is so bright at the end of the long street, filtering through all of the trees to reach me in a haze. So there I was busy in my head admitting that maybe fall can sometimes be almost as beautiful as summer, and *shock* there was a wasps nest hanging in one of my favourite small yellow-leaved trees, its leaves nearly all dropped to expose the evil bulbous papery thing.

I think it's way too late in the season to have to be confronted with such a thing. Aren't all the wasps supposed to be DEAD by now? If only I was so lucky...

Still it was a little bit beautiful hanging there with no activity, just another texture beside the leaves and trunk, eerie in that hazy morning light, a relic of the passed season.

4 comments:

Tammie Lee said...

sweet painting
I also enjoyed your tale

Miz K said...

Very nice - the wasps' nest looks so peaceful and serene here!

Connie said...

Yes, you've made it a beautiful thing; I love your drawing style.

nancy said...

Mmm, you've definitely captured that special autumn light! And like Miz K said, the nest looks so wonderfully at peace. A restful picture but with a bit of sunlit energy in the background. Nice :)