Contributing Photographer: Carla Ackemann from Breathing Deep Where the Air is Thin
A hidden fire burns perpetually upon the hearth of the world…. In autumn this
great conflagration becomes especially manifest. Then the flame that is slowly
and mysteriously consuming every green thing bursts into vivid radiance. Every
blade of grass and every leaf in the woodlands is cast into the great oven of
Nature; and the bright colours of their fading are literally the flames of their
consuming. The golden harvest-fields are glowing in the heart of the furnace….
By this autumn fire God every year purges the floor of nature. All effete
substances that have served their purpose in the old form are burnt up.
Everywhere God makes sweet and clean the earth with fire.