Nature Photography

Fall Photography

Sunlight shines through fall leaves and branches

I searched the file of photographs I’d taken through the years during this autumnal time of year.


And I began to wonder how I managed to let the practice of photographing the natural world, which gave me such joy, fall by the wayside.

Gray and yellow caterpillar inching along branch with purple leaves

I thought about how life crowds in on our time, as we inch along from day to day.

I thought about the things we take for granted when we fail to look closely,

Older couple walking away through trees in fall foliage.

How short a time we are given on this beautiful planet,

Empty rowboat seen through pine trees

And how soon that time can end.

New leaves on Spring twig.

There may be no greater foolishness than setting aside the things that give us joy. But it is never too late to turn over a new leaf. Even in the fall.

What gift of joy might you have been ignoring? Share your comments below.

Until next time,

By Susan Craig

Susan Craig is the author of four published novels. She is a pizza-lover, scientist, Christian, and believer in HEA. Her stories feature women worth knowing and men worth loving. Join her on the journey at

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