Posts Tagged ‘fall’

Not everything in nature is large and/or showy. Look closely and you can see other things that bring joy, such as this little cutie hiding among the reeds.

Look higher and you might see this somewhat fierce-looking guy sporting some very natty threads!

My friends in most of the rest of the US are talking about the chilling effect of fall/autumn. Believe me, we’re feeling the chill, too! It’s been 105 or below for the high for some days now and later this week, temperatures are set to plunge into the 90’s or possibly even 89 for the high! Getting my fleeces out from where they’re packed as we speak. We even have some leaves in fall colors, although most of them are still attached. 🙂 It’s definitely a new adventure.

Autumn’s flowers
Strewn along the path

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A few days ago, the sun shone in on my Thanksgiving gourds and pumpkins as well as on the pile of shimmery Christmas garlands waiting to be used, perfectly highlighting the change from Thanksgiving to Christmas, fall to winter. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  🙂

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Do not go gentle

Posted: September 11, 2016 in Nature
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It may be September, but in the park, a plethora of rain and warmth has summer still in full bloom (or green.)

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In the midst of the burgeoning of spring life, it’s difficult to remember the sere life of fall and winter.  This life has its own beauty, however, a beauty easily translated into black and white from the earth tones that are all that is left.  Here and there are found dried stalks, standing alone, refusing to go quietly into that white winter.


Such days of autumnal decline hold a strange mystery which adds to the gravity of all our moods.
  ~Charles Nodier, Smarra: & Trilby

Autumn in the park

Posted: October 23, 2014 in Nature, Photos
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In the two and a half weeks I was gone, autumn arrived in “my” park.  Most of the flowers are gone and trees have taken over the color scheme.  Nights are chilly and mornings, when I walk, crisp.  Geese float on the river, taking off in honking groups.  A few days ago, the only walker on the path, I encountered a buck which suddenly stepped onto the path not far ahead of me.  We both stopped, eye the other, but as I reached slowly for my phone (camera), he bounded off.

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
~Albert Camus

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I’ll be away from home this weekend and busy, so I won’t be able to get back to you promptly.  Thanks for visiting.  May your weekend be filled with beauty, no matter the season.

Flame-colored tree flaunts
Colors to warm my cold hands
Honking geese fly south

Trees hug their last leaves
Like towels clutched by shy young girls
Predatory wind