Dappled – marked with spots or rounded patches accordingly to Oxford Dictionary
I had to check this word out when I saw the Moonwashed Musings‘ prompt for this week and my first thought was about getting older.
The photo above is of one of my hostas in the backyard. I think it is beautiful the change of colours, the slow decay of the leaves with all their spots and edges turning inwards as if investing in self-care, saving the energy for the rough months ahead. It’s a different kind of joy when I look at the plants in the autumn compared with the joy in the spring, when the plants are coming alive, the edges going onward, showing off all the beauty and expectations for the new season.