Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Escaping Reality

Art Every Day - Day 16 my day 10

I get homesick this time year. Well, not necessarily during this month because in Wisconsin it is cold now but if I could time travel I would go back to the first and second week of October. See Autumn unfolds in the city much later than back home but it reminds me of home every year. I long for the smell of Fall. Hot apple cider, the smell of the earth as it starts to settle in for winter, long walks in the woods, the beauty of Rockbridge (a small area north of my hometown), the Wisconsin River Valley, visits to the apple orchard. . . I could go on and on.

So, I left my office day job during the middle of the day (an amazing achievement in itself) and took a walk yesterday. I almost always gravitate to a small park just to see trees and divorce myself from the concrete. Inside the park there is a fountain and it was filled with leaves. I was fascinated. They appeared to have been painted and stuck behind resin...then I laughed because only an artist would describe them that way.

I then walked back to my daytime reality and dove back into a series of spreadsheets. Oh, don't get me wrong, I was still daydreaming of home but duty called.

How do you escape your reality?


  1. Lucky for me, my reality doesn't include "spreadsheets". :-)

    But i do feel the need to escape now & then, and that's usually when i go for a walk to the ocean. I sometimes bring a book, but mostly, i just bring myself & walk along the shore where i can hear the waves & see that fine line in the distance between ocean & sky. It sounds like nature inspires you as much as it does me. :-)

    Wisconsin sounds like a delight... I can understand why you miss it during the fall.

  2. What a lovely break from reality you had! Before I read your words, I looked at the images and thought those leaves look like a painting. lol It's funny how we view things through artists' eyes.

  3. beautiful post and lovely sharing ... the colours in those trees are just amazing and your shots are beautiful xx

  4. Living in the woods I escape to the city!!
    As always nice pics!

  5. Looks like you are missing home...lots of photographs of big, beautiful leaves. They are lovely! I love the big red leaf intertwined in the wire. It has been snowing here all day. Winter Wonderland. I feel like I have escaped my reality! Julie

  6. I love the layers of leaves. Such a beautiful effect, that you've managed to capture so well.

    Mother Nature...she's good. We have to take the opportunities to appreciate her when we can!


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