Got to playing about with GIMP filters and thought this had a spooky crystalline quality to it. Imagine conifer needles become as sharp as razors and as brittle as glass in darkling forest illuminated by the feeble, dusty rays of an impossible green sun.
This was never a song by The Pentangle, but maybe it should have been a title by The Joy of Cooking. Sigh. Never mind. But there is something about sunlight through a canopy of trees, some quality that has been strained of all threat or malevolence… though perhaps small rodents may beg to differ.
… of the Frost Queen and Her consort,
the Earl of Autumn.
They say Her Worship is the polar bear’s pajamas. But the Mister, He’s not so much, being Her mister-right-now, not mister-right. It’s a sinister business, if I may beg your pardon, but I predict She’ll be with Winter before long, Whomever that may be, as sure as the world spins.
As delicate as a silhouette against a shade, it draws the eye. Are we voyeurs to witness a leaf slowly shutting down, its life draining away to the greater tree, dreaming a blaze of sun-burnt color? Is this a guilty intimacy or a sacred sharing? Or is it after all only tomorrow is another year?
A drama fruit, a diva fruit, the apple of my eye?
The social gossip of courtiers… we heard it on the grapevine… which way’s the main stem… it’s the happening scene… the carnival crowd, grifters and peasants… in this strange, strange land where even the area codes are alien and beg repeating.