Carnelian Autumn and Butterscotch

Seeing from afar, carnelian (or cornelain) leaves are Autumn’s attempt at making… butterscotch.

carnelian cornelain leaves butterscotch
carnelian or cornelain leaves look just like butterscotch

Borrowing the fleshy shades of pumpkins and the brownish-red of quartz, Autumn created carnelian.
But it wasn’t until the sun set her leaves ablaze with his cinnamon rays, that the magic happened.

carnelian cornelain leaves butterscotch

And I let my bitter memories fall at my feet, between the carnelian leaves.

carnelian cornelain leaves butterscotch

The bark of the pine tree is warm under my hands; I don’t mind it’s harsh feel. My fingers dig into its crevices, searching for centuries old secrets. And the same scent, sharp, sweet, and refreshing that welcomed him centuries ago, speaks to me now.

pine trees hide secrets
As good as gold - dog poems

In the middle of the night, between tall, dark trees,

A lonesome puppy creeps about, he whimpers and he shakes.

Small between strange shadows, under a silence so thick

That not even a sound goes through, not even the moon’s blink,

A sudden shape drops by;

From the stillness of the leaves.

Round and weightless,

Silent and black.

As Good as Gold by Patricia Furstenberg

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6 Replies to “Carnelian Autumn and Butterscotch”

  1. This is lovely, Pat. So poetic. Carnelian is native to my part of the world and the color is the perfect choice to capture autumn’s leaves when the light shines through. Glorious pictures.

    1. Thank you, Diane. I thought so to, especially on a wet autumn’s day. Leaves have more body then, I think. As if they see it as a last chance to absorb some of the life-giving rain.

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