Early autumn walkabout

Have you noticed? The autumn colours are peeking through, perhaps due to the extremely dry conditions, but also the season. I love to walk in the early autumn. The days are warm and the nights are cool enough to open the bedroom windows and turn off the air conditioning at last. The sun still has the strength to warm the soul.

The last of the hot air balloons flew through the other morning. Like birds migrating south, they are leaving the area seeking warmer locations for the winter season.

Every tree has at least a few leaves that are turning the brilliant colours we associate with autumn. It’s just the beginning.

Even the cheery Black-Eyed Susans have passed their peak and are beginning to wilt.

The last white rose on the bush is clinging on, making passers-by smile; a reminder that they’ll be back in profusion next spring.

As flower wilt and shrivel up bees hover near sucking up whatever nectar they can find to sustain them through the coming cold months. But for now, early autumn is a very pleasant time.

The remaining choke cherries are beginning to shrivel but they still make a tasty snack for birds fattening up for the migration south, or in preparation for sitting out the winter with the rest of us.

Wee blossoms in the ditch are fading, but still golden in the sunlight.

And high in a tree, the crab  apples are ready for raccoons and deer to snack upon.

Yes, early autumn IS the perfect time for a walkabout. The mugginess of summer has abated and the air is becoming crisp and clear. We are fortunate here in eastern Canada to enjoy four distinct seasons and the coming fall is, without doubt, my favourite.

For most people, January 1st signals the start of a new year. But for me it’s fall. Perhaps it’s because a new school year begins in September. Or perhaps it’s just because it’s invigorating after the sultry days of summer.

 

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8 Comments

  1. Eliźabeth Mackie September 13, 2017 at 4:59 pm #

    Beautiful photographs of the new Autumn season. A great reason to get outside and get your exercise too.

    • Images by Ceci September 13, 2017 at 5:26 pm #

      Thanks Elizabeth. Yes, this is my favourite season of the year,

  2. Mary September 13, 2017 at 8:14 am #

    Very lovely. Many of us have a love/hate relationship with this time of year!

  3. Nancy Robertson September 13, 2017 at 7:56 am #

    Love all these photos. Such a beautiful time of the year, but not keen on the weather to follow!!

  4. Micky Clark September 13, 2017 at 7:40 am #

    Beautiful pictures Ceci…..

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