Visual poetry: highlights of autumn [+ video]

And now for something a bit different…

The figure looks bulkier than usual, especially its torso and arms. A cheerful woolley covering perches on its head, topped with a pom-pom. In its hands, it holds a long pole with teeth on the end.

Arms stretching out, the figure thrusts the head of the pole away from its body. The teeth bite into the soft ground. The figure drags back in and the teeth scrape up the bits of parchment-like debris. It repeats the action again and again, collecting the scraps into a pile. Some are brightly coloured yellow, orange, or red. Others are a dried, wrinkled brown. They seem to have been shed by the taller figures towering around.

(Can you guess what’s happening? This is an exercise from the creative writing course I’m currently doing: to describe an everyday activity from the point of view of someone who has no clue what’s happening. It’s so much fun!)

On the topic of autumn and fun

I’ve been out and about with my camera a lot lately. I might be slightly obsessed with autumn colours – from the poplars turning into gold, the maples turning red, to the orange glow of the sun setting in the early evening.

So, here’s a spot of creative fun + visual poetry + some of the adorable animals I get to hang around with:

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How about you? If you were filming autumn inspiration, what sort of things would you capture?