Fall has arrived in Victoria in all its brilliance, and I just can’t get enough of it. Whether it’s sunny or cloudy, the trees look absolutely beautiful.
Have you seen the movie The Outsiders, based on the novel by S.E. Hinton?
I’ve been thinking about it this week because of a Robert Frost poem that one of the characters, Ponyboy Curtis, quotes. It’s called “Nothing Gold Can Stay.”
Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
For a little poem, it’s packed with meaning, but one of the important messages is about cherishing moments that are fleeting and precious. The beauty of autumn feels like one of those moments. The leaves are changing quickly, and every time we have a windstorm, I check to make sure they’re still clinging to the trees.
Sunsets feel the same. There’s one every night, but some are hidden by clouds, and all seem precious. Last week my husband and I were driving down Dallas Road and just happened to be there in time to catch the sun going down near the Ogden Point Breakwater. We had to stop and watch it.
In a gorgeous place like Victoria, I could go to Butchart Gardens or Beacon Hill Park and take photos of the very best views I could find, but for this post I thought I’d share some photos of fleeting beauty found in ordinary spots while I was going about my day. I hope you enjoy these golden moments.
Nothing gold can stay, but keep your eyes open, and those precious fleeting moments will find you when you least expect it. Have a wonderful week, dear readers, and as Johnny Cade would say on The Outsiders, “Stay Gold.”