Transition

I woke up this morning to the sound of the rain pounding on the roof of my house. I looked out to see a cloudy, gray sky, and everything looked gloomy. I could see the water dripping down to the ground from the ends of the leaves. The trees looked a little different today, but I could not tell what was different about them. I walked away from my window to get ready for school. As I drove to Heritage, I noticed that all of the trees were beginning to look different. Sitting at a red light, I took a closer look at the trees, and I noticed that the leaves were changing color. I got happy knowing that fall was approaching faster than I thought it was. Looking at the trees reminded me of my visit to the Potomac River last year. I remember how my siblings, and I were walking down the trail to the river. They would be in front of me and I would be way in the back because I would stop every 30 seconds to take a picture of the colorful trees. They were so pretty, and at the time, I thought to myself how happy I was to be there to see the beautiful transition from summer to fall. When I got to school, I went through my pictures that I took at the Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park (the Potomac River trail). One of the pictures that I took of the trees reminded me of the color change I saw today on my way to school. It reminded me of how us students went through a similar transition this past month as we entered a new school year, which is our last one before college. Like the sky, I also became sad at the thought of entering our last high school year before college. The bell rang for class, so I took one last look at the pictures before telling myself that I would go back this weekend or upcoming month to see the color change and transition of the trees like I will watch all of my peers graduate and start a new chapter of their lives this upcoming June at the graduation ceremony.

8 thoughts on “Transition

  1. I love all the imagery you had in this post. It really helped to see what you were seeing in that moment. The transition from summer to fall is one of my favorites. It isn’t so much the weather change that I’m a fan of, but the change in the environment, beginning with the leaves on tree’s changing colors. I love that this is a gradual change and that not all tree’s change at the same speed. It’s a really beautiful sight to see. I love how you were able to compare the transition you saw in the tree’s to the transition we went through at the start of this last school year before college.

    1. Thank you for your comment!!! I’m glad you liked the imagery I incorporated in this writing. I think it’s always nice to include imagery and description because it helps the writer convey tone more effectively when you describe something in detail. I also agree with you about how I’m not so excited about the weather, “but the change in the environment.” I was freezing last week Thursday when it suddenly got so cold; therefore, I am a fan of the color-changing leaves instead of the cold.

  2. Until I read your post I hadn’t taken the time to notice that Autumn is now here. The part of your work that I immediately related to is about 3/4 down your writing: “One of the pictures that I took of the trees reminded me of the color change I saw today on my way to school. It reminded me of how us students went through a similar transition this past month as we entered a new school year, which is our last one before college”. I too have been thinking about the fact that college is approaching; your relation to changing seasons to changes in stages of life made the realization of college approaching even more apparent to me.

    1. Thank you for your comment!! I agree with you about how noticing the approach of fall “made the realization of college approaching even more apparent to me.” I focused more about fall, and the approach of college wasn’t quite so shocking to me either until I read your comment. I’m excited for fall; however, I am quite nervous and also excited for this new stage of my life.

  3. Personally, I love fall. The trees, the weather, and the food. The season of fall just sounds cozy. Your blog post reminds me of when I was younger, my best friend and I spent all day playing in the filthy creek. Now that we’re older, we don’t go as much, which is sad but it happens.

    1. Thank you for your comment!! I liked how you added food to the things you like about this season. I also love the food, especially the desserts and drinks. I actually had a mini apple and blueberry pie a couple of days ago. Also, I love being able to wear comfier clothing like hoodies and sweatpants, and I enjoy staying in bed doing homework with my candles on.

  4. I loved your blog post Simran! The way you tied the change in weather with the change of our lives was amazing! Fall is my favorite time of the year after winter of course. I never really paid full attention to my surroundings like you descried in your post. It made me feel like I was actually outside in nature enjoying and observing the transition from summer to fall. Overall, great post! Really made me appreciate that fall is finally here!

    1. Thank you for your comment!!! I’m glad you liked my post as well. Fall is a really pretty season just like spring is. I enjoy the weather as much as I enjoy the food. It is a nice time to take time out of your busy schedule to spend time with yourself whether it is reading a book with a cup of tea, or taking a stroll in the woods. I love the enthusiasm it brings before winter!!

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