I receive inspiration in all seasons, but the autumn colors perform magic in more than one way.
This past weekend my husband and I drove through the mountains near our home in Chattanooga for a bit of "color enhancement."
The colors give me an opportunity to reflect on what I have done as a writer and what I can do. The serene scene gives me time to enjoy God's creation. I think the old adage, "Take time to smell the roses" is an accurate description. Only in my case it is , "Take time to see the leaves."
Whether I am standing on the edge of the water looking out or on a mountainside watching the colors fade into the night, I can't help but think of new ideas for possible articles, stories or books.
What about something for children on why the leaves change colors?
What about a story of lovers who meet under the prettiest tree?
What about a story about a leaf that has evidence of foul play on it?
You get the idea. So did I--a lots of them.
For now they are in the catalog of my mind waiting for me to jot them down for future use.
Photos capture the beauty for the eye. It is up to me to capture the beauty of the autumn in pen.
What things in autumn give you inspiration?