The waning Moon on October 12, 2022 just three days past the full “Hunter’s Moon”. The fall colors linger as the trees slowly shut down their chlorophyll production, revealing the orange and yellow carotenes in their aging leaves. At the next full “Beaver Moon” on November 8, these trees will very likely find themselves covered with snow. This image was captured on Kodak Ektar 100 film with an old Nikon FE camera and Nikon Series E 75-150mm zoom lens, both circa 1980. There’s no school like the old school.
Autumn wind clear
Autumn moon bright,
Fallen leaves gather in piles then scatter,
And crows settling in, cold, startle away.
Will we ever see, ever even think of each other again?
This night, this moment: impossible to feel it all.
Poem by Li Po (c. 701-762 A.D.), translation by David Hinton