Early Autumn Morning

Too Early for Suz

Autumn is a tricky season. It beguiles with its charms, its rich palette of earthy reds, yellows, maroons, and browns. A photographer’s dream. Crisp air for crisp walks — even dog owners speed up their pace.

But Autumn is beauty tinged with melancholy. An ending. A showy climax, then a long denouement  leading to winter, to sleep, to cold.

The best part of autumn, for me, is the delayed sunrise, that most special time of day that is too quick and early in the summer. In autumn I can rise before the sun and watch it break over the harbour.

Autumn light is different. More diffuse, less stark. Clouds build on the horizon, bunched in folded layers in the direction of Rochester, across the lake, and the sun has to lift itself over them before spreading its light.

The sun is mellow and in its glow I forget the melancholy.


About Gene Wilburn

Gene Wilburn is a writer ~ photographer ~ humanist
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2 Responses to Early Autumn Morning

  1. Mark Kostel says:

    Hi Gene,

    Just wanted to let you know that I enjoy your shorts and musings with great imagery. I first discovered your old blog maybe 2yrs ago and lost track. Found you again :) See you around in Port Credit. If you see me walking a gray Weim or taking pics say hello or vs.

  2. admin says:


    Thanks for your kind note! I’ll watch for a gray Weim. If you see me, please say hi.


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