I have always had mixed feelings about autumn. As a child, it meant packing the freedom of summer into memory and dreading the impending homework that came with returning to school. Until I went away to North Country School, at the age of 12, I was so intimidated by failing at my coursework that I had recurring nightmares in anticipation. Today, I am generally less anxious as autumn creeps in, but with how exceptionally busy its been lately, and after looking at what remains of my to-do list, I find myself experiencing a familiar feeling of stress.
It makes sense to feel stressed in the fall because it’s a season of transition. Even people who live in less obvious seasonal climates feels its effects.
I find that my stress in the fall is often offset by the beauty of changing scenery, as intensified by the brilliant contrast of light. I’m going to share a few more photos I took recently, in hopes they give you a break in your day.
How do you respond to autumn?