Seasons change and so do we

Posted by on October 31st, 2016

Or do we? Somebody once said that winter is an etching, spring a watercolour, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. Seasonal changes can have an important influence on many people and I have a hunch creative people are more in sync with the rhythms and cycles of nature.

My personal experience certainly suggests so. Looking back on a variety of projects, or the way I have approached them, there appear to be subtle influences that reflect the environment around me. The optimism of spring and new life bursting through, the luxurious warmth of summer and the heady perfume of lavender wafting in through open windows, or the feast of colour that autumn brings…

October has been spectacular this year, with the trees a montage of red, yellow and orange leaves. Cool enough for jumpers, but not cold enough for jackets, the air and softer light acting in perfect harmony to paint some remarkable sunsets.


Obviously, you need to live in an area where there are distinct seasonal changes to fully appreciate all the beauty nature can afford. But even then, it is more important for some people. A few of my colleagues are quite similar to me and the environment and all it represents is a constant source of inspiration. Less so for others.

I wondered about that as I crunched through the leaves in the park yesterday. They are brown now and the sky was grey. I couldn’t help feeling a little melancholy (autumn can do that to a person) especially with The Mama’s and Pappas song California Dreaming running through my head…


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