Petrichor, once more

autumn leaves after rain

As I am writing here, rain has returned to the bay. Hills over my shoulder are sleeping, tucked in fog and cloud. This time every year my mind becomes overactive, and creatively wanders on muddy paths, jumps in puddles, rescues fallen leaves, wipes off raindrops on the blurry windows of nostalgia, whispers to the rose bushes, hugs a sad tree, and opens up the refrigerator door multiple times to get some food for thoughts.

Pacific during autumn rain

AN autumn tree on a rainy day.jpg

Though this year, I am taking a different route. I am training my body to be in sync with my mind. So even on a rainy day I am going for my rain coat, and training for an upcoming marathon.

I am eyeing the target even though at times I am slipping off to capture photographs of pretty leaves, new horizons, unmarked ways, gray sky, and silhouettes that nature reveals to me only in autumn.

Dry leaves under the cloud.jpg

Autumn leaves after A RAINY DAY

Autumn tree.jpg

Colors under the sky.jpg

 What makes autumn special is the smell of first rain- wet earth mixed with fallen leaves, signalling the end of a dry spell. As if the nature knows that you will cover yourself in an old sweater tonight, drink cider, pour words in your mug, lit a fire, and give bad memories a good bye kiss.

a tree grown to the light.jpg


 Inspired by Dailypost Photo Challenge

Author: Archita

Musings about life and photography.

6 thoughts on “Petrichor, once more”

  1. Oh my goodness! Your words speak to my soul. What a beautiful piece. And your photos…absolutely gorgeous. Of course you’re training for a marathon – you do it all, mama. ❤️❤️

  2. What a beautiful piece of writing! Petrichor in autumn evokes nostalgia and your words worked like a tonic. Very pretty photographs too, my friend.

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