We are well into spring here in Australia, while the northern hemisphere is basking in the golden glow of autumn. Hence I thought I would revive my memories of the autumn past from Dandenong Ranges in Victoria. I loved this little spot as soon as we came upon it when walking through parks and gardens of the Ranges back in May. It just had this wonderful tranquillity and colour magic about it that I always imagine autumn would bring to the world. It helped greatly with the mood that the bridges were undergoing restoration works and people had to keep away from the small island in the middle of the pond.
The last few years I have been able to take a lot more autumn photos in and outside of Australia. It is my favourite time of the year. Definitely because of the colours but also because I like the idea that nature gives "us" one more chance to flourish in our old age before moving on to the last stage of the life cycle. A final moment of brilliance that allows for a graceful way to move on. For nature next step will be rebirth at the time of spring, for us it will be whatever awaits us past this life on the other side...
I am taking a few weeks break due to some travel plans. We are looking forward to seeing some new places and learning about different cultures. This will be less of a photography trip but I hope to be able to sneak in a session or two somewhere along the way. As always, thank you all for your continuing support and interest. I appreciate all the comments you leave under my photos and I hope that you see my work as an opening to have a conversation about the world and photography. I hope to be back sometime in early November. Take care until then.
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