It seems like just yesterday the leaves were budding, and the flowers were poking their tiny heads up through the ground. Even just two weeks ago the trees were all still a vibrant green, and the sun was shining in full force (like in my last post). But, in the past week the weather has gotten cooler- there is that telltale chill, the sun sets earlier, and of course the leaves are changing colours quickly. They are no less vibrant than the greens of summer, but are made of a different artist’s palette. Fall, or autumn, (I’m never sure which word I like better!) is special to me. For one, my birthday is in October, so that always makes me anticipate the season. But I also just love the cooler days. I love tossing scarves on top of my outfits. I love the darker and warmer tones in my wardrobe that come out to play: cinnamon, cognac, rust, sage, black, mustard. And, I love not melting in the heat! You can always add a few layers if you are cold, but there comes a point when you can not take off any more layers 😉 I only wish that the season lasted a bit longer. One day you notice the leaves hinting a yellow undertone, and the next they have all dropped to the ground, leaving bare branches reaching for the distant autumnal sky. (Have you ever noticed that an autumn sky is different than a summer sky, or a winter, or a spring sky?)
Anyways. I guess I am rambling now, but really, this season passes by so quickly: you can pardon me for wanting to hold onto it a little bit longer! These photos have all been taken in the last few weeks, and just capture a few moments, unique to the season.
Do you like fall time? Do you call the season “Fall” or “Autumn”? Is it starting to look like autumn where you live?
We have a plum tree, with the sweetest little plums!
And mums at the grocery store: what a delicious shade of pink, with an undertone of orange!
Some kind of weed seed. Oh well, it’s pretty.
The perfectly situated photogenic bees.
Harvest time in Alberta.
Not your average egg. Above average I’d say. World’s largest Pysanka.
Obligatory, hipster, foot selfie (foolfie?) in autumn leaves. It just has to be done.
First time I’ve ever seen an acorn in real life. We have two oak trees and they are dropping so many of these!
More harvest time in Alberta, this time on a smaller scale.