Almost Missed Grapes 1 When the tiny green grapes began to turn dusky purple and the leaves to gold, I envisioned an image of them in their contrasting and complementary brilliance, sunny, glowing gold and rich purple. Each day I took more and more photos hoping to find that vision. Grapes 2 It was not to be. Grape leaves tend to fall before they turn yellow, and are burnished with brown and gray as well. The sun was not going to wash these leaves and grapes at the right angle for the image I wanted. But in the process I took a lot of photos that I didn’t even notice were truly descriptive of the change. Grapes 3 Transitions, poem in progress I was looking so hard for what I wanted I forgot what I was looking for and found what was there tiny purple grapes in dusky skins amid their glowing autumn foliage, the natural end of what I had begun. Grapes 4 Sometimes I can let go of all my expectations before I begin a creative venture. Perhaps sometimes I need to work my way through my expectations and come out the other end without them. . . . . . . . For a print of any photo, visit “purchasing” for availability and terms. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Post navigation Blue ShadowsAward of Excellence for “Snowfall” Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.