Fall takes dominion slowly across the landscape and we desired to capture the aura of the last of the Summer flowers releasing their scents into the damp air of Autumn, as the inevitable decay transforms the garden they inhabit…the ghosts of rose, honeysuckle and clover whisper their farewells amongst rainy accords and woody notes of cedar, cypress, teak and pine with hints of oak leaf and walnut. We’ve also included the attractive charm of Hedione – a Jasmine derivative which has been discovered to evoke a pheromone-like response, especially in women when worn by men. It gives off a lovely fresh airy floral note which is often added to fragrances for both sexes.
I held the memory of petals
of velvet and of redolent bloom
I felt the glittering sun
even as the rain washed it away.
I love the colors of the change
I touched a dying flower upon these fiery leaves
incongruent and yet it explains
how nothing of light and warmth can remain.
When the air is murmuring rumors of absence
promises of chill and of decline
I felt it all shift in an instant
in the time it took the last petal to fall.
Scent ~ Autumnal Watery Floral
Scribings by Julie – Luna65
Artwork Courtesy of Shannon Stamey
Shannon says of himself: “Self-taught, traditional illustrator from rural North Carolina. Inspired, in large part, by the Golden Age greats, film, blustery mornings, late nights and my record collection.”
You can find Shannon on Facebook and Instagram under October Illustrations.