after all


After the fall quickly leaves us we are left with the cold, the piles of dead leaves, the humbling realization that time is still moving forward with or without us. Winter, just around the corner, and for many of us, already well settled into place. It is a perfect time to reflect as the crisp air bites into our senses. I love the cold weather and as backwards as it may sound, my favorite part about the cold is getting warm. Is it not a wonderfully satisfying feeling to be bundled up and protected from the cold outside? I love the way a fire feels against my hands in the cold, the embrace of a good scarf around my neck, the chills that run through my body as I tense up and shiver when the cold sneaks in despite my efforts. It makes me feel alive, alert, ready. Then there is that overwhelming sense of calm that overtakes me when I get inside a warm building or under a blanket and the cold slowly starts to vanish from my senses.

Maybe I’m crazy but I have a lot of respect for the winter. If the fall is the season of change, then the winter is the season of reflection and rest. To me, it’s beautiful, a chance to get inspired, read, create, and recharge.  So here’s to a great start to the new season, I hope everyone can get as much love out of it as I manage to.



  1. carlos - November 24, 2011 at 1:20 am

    Thanks J,, amazing photographs..

  2. thedoo - November 24, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    so calming.

  3. Gaël - November 24, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Beautiful. If not looking to much at the leaves details, makes me thing of some aerial photos… Specially the first one, with some haze.

  4. DavidR - November 25, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Brilliant comment, Gael, it definitely does look like an aerial photo. Very nice.

  5. muaad - November 25, 2011 at 7:36 am

    the color difference between blue and brown is great , i love it

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  7. Abhishek Mukherjee - November 27, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I live in Jacksonville FL and it is the coldest city I have lived in yet. I like the change in temperature and change in the flow of living. Cold makes us change routines that we spend the previous several months developing. It gives us a chance to improve old routines from past years. More so, I love the Florida fall when I can leave the windows open and not get too hot/humid inside.

  8. Joel - November 30, 2011 at 1:21 pm


    I’m not sure if there’s any way to email you do I’ll just leave you a comment.

    Congratulations on bing chosen to select photographs for Path the app! I saw your photos as the new “covers” in the app and at first i was confused about how someone put my desktop photos as all my friends Path covers. Then I was worried for a second that perhaps Path Inc had grabbed some of your photos w/o permission.

    But then I read their post –

    … and I’m really happy for you. It’s great to see the best photos on the web paired with one of the best apps around.



  9. john - November 30, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Thanks Joel! Pretty nice eh? I’m pretty excited about it too. Also, in the future, there is a contact link in the “Links” section to the right :)

  10. Calvin Koepke - July 20, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Without a doubt I absolutely agree. You described what many call ‘crazy’ as exactly what it is. Thanks!

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