21/52 – Autumn light
A portrait of my son, once a week, every week, for the 3rd year of his life.
Anakin: Now that life outdoors is once again liveable we make the most of it when we can. We collect leaves and bark for various crafty projects, take slow walks (because nothing is ever fast with a toddler unless it’s something you shouldn’t be doing), poke things with sticks and chase the cats around the yard.
Autumn is such a great time, especially here. The grass sighs with relief and turns green once again as the scorching heat gives way to rain and milder days. Flowers bloom, trees flower and the colours are breathtakingly beautiful all around. And don’t get me started on the light.
When I lived in Norway autumn was preparation for hibernation, endless darkness and long, heavy days. It signified the entry into long months of not seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Since moving here the years pass in a different manner. There are no tunnels without light, no hibernation. and no desire to give in or give up. Australia, you are good for the soul.