DP WordPress Photo Challenge – Signs

The signs of the passage of time are all around us, all year long. To choose only a few, when I see them everywhere, was difficult. These four typify it for me, however. At least, today, in this moment, they do. Which is, itself, a sign that my mind, like the seasons, is changeable.

Shortly before the Vernal Equinox, they join the Snowdrops. Crocuses, cheerfully yellow next to last year`s leaves, open their faces next to the signs of tulips and daffodils.

Life in last year`s leaves.
Life in last year`s leaves.

As we come into Mid-Summer, at the Summer Solstice, signs of life abound in joyous profusion. This Briar Rose shares space with the first signs of a Briar Rose to come.

Summer`s wild rose.
Summer`s wild rose.

The week of the Autumnal Equinox has seen many crops fully ripen and harvested. These apples are a sign of plenty, healthy food that will be stored in cold cellars for the the months to come.

Apples ripe enough to pick.
Apples ripe enough to pick.

As Mid-Winter approaches, the days become increasingly dark until at the Winter Solstice, the longest night will be a sign of the return of the sun. These mushrooms thrive in the detritus that is a sign of the dying year.

Mushrooms blend with dead leaves close to mid-winter.
Mushrooms blend with dead leaves close to mid-winter.

Life is full of signs, humanity no less than nature. Life is one endless cycle that exists within signs of the old and signs of the new; signs of the passage of the convenience we call time.

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