Dogwood

Here’s another beautiful image of autumn at Sun Rising : the dogwood in berry.  The dogwood leaves are such a rich array of colours at this time of year, the stems so bright amidst the grey of leafless hawthorn and blackthorn, but only when those leaves are a backdrop to the berries does the full nature of the plant shine out.

Dogwood Berries

Dogwood Berries

It isn’t just a hint of the colours that this picture shows, but the grace of nature, the elegance of the leaves.  Look at the leaf to the top/right of the berries: like the poised hand of a dancer.  And when the leaves fall, softly drifting down, almost in silence, it inspires us again.