browsing art online, one of my favorite indulgences. I had totally
forgotten the marvelous Belgian artist Xavier Mellery! This painting
is called Feuilles d'Automne, or Leaves of Autumn, 1893. He has
enchantingly depicted the curled falling leaves as women, entangled
in a spider's web. My new header is also a Mellery titled The Rondo
of the Hours, the symbolism being perfect for this time of year.
Okay, I've settled on this header, at least for a day or two.
...With faint dry sound,
Like steps of passing ghosts,
The leaves, frost-crisp'd,
break free from the trees