A Fall Day on Mayne Island

It occurred to us as we were eating lunch that it might be sinful not to take a long leisurely walk in the warmth of this most glorious fall day.

I am always fascinated by the ribbons of blues that stack up like exotic candy layers as I look out to the meeting of sea and sky. I drift and dream on the waves as the seagulls squawk and fish from the rocks.  Mount Baker is almost visible in the haze of the far shore – if you know it is there. I sense that it is time to move on.

I flatten body-to-earth on a sunny knoll next to the deep cool shadows of maple trees as they undress, dropping one crunchy brown leaf after another. We do not get much colour here on Mayne Island in the fall.

Mostly things turn brown and drift downward, sometimes holding themselves up as if to say “no, not yet! I’m not quite ready yet.” But the rains will come, silencing their whispers. These large brown leaves will be mulched into the earth to feed the first sprouts of spring.

Sprout Question: What are you letting go of to sprout new creativity?

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From Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada

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12 thoughts on “A Fall Day on Mayne Island

  1. i am letting go of second-guessing when i write my fiction. for example, this piece “intuit”
    i felt was so out there and not many will get it, so I DMed someone and texted my mother, but no response due to timing (I finished it at 5 am tuesday morning eastern nyc time, wrote through the night)! And you know what? it was a good thing. a great thing. many reads and many shared and felt.

    : )

    just lovely words and photos. the ocean there must meet the ocean somewhere else for it always takes me to other places.

  2. Terrill, I love the word pictures you painted:

    “…the ribbons of blues that stack up like exotic candy layers as I look out to the meeting of sea and sky.”

    “…next to the deep cool shadows of maple trees as they undress, dropping one crunchy brown leaf after another.”

    Sprout Question: What are you letting go of to sprout new creativity?

    I’m trying to let go of TIME as we know it (minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, etc.) and the DEADLINES that are associated with calendar pages. The shadow side of “natural” creativity is “forced” creativity. Unfortunately, that’s sometimes wants to rear its ugly head when being faced down by a clock.

  3. It would have been sinful indeed, Terrill. What am I releasing to sprout new creativity? Hmmm….well, I am trying to release a sense of separateness. To feel that we are truly all One. Vibrating, expanding, contracting, dancing Oneness. The realization of this only comes in bits & pieces.

    • Releasing a sense of separateness Kathy – nothing like starting the day with a small easy to accomplish release:)

      have always desired to be separate and together at the same time. Age has undone this desire. Now I sense all kinds of frayed edges and spacial weaving that seem to hold the burrs of life in one blanket. It may not be what I desired but it is what exists.

      If each breath I breathe is the same breath we share… you have been by the sea today where the seagulls cloud the sky as they follow a late salmon run.

  4. Gorgeous imagery, Terrill!

    Sprout Question: What are you letting go of to sprout new creativity?

    That which does not hold Joy & meaning, balanced with a need for time discretion (letting go of extras while focused). 🙂

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