Officially Autumn

Autumn arrived this week with little fanfare. The weather didn’t change substantially – in fact, at the moment it is warm and extremely humid.

This is the time of year when we photographers start really paying attention to the foliage – and the weather forecasts. If there are storms predicted, particularly with high winds, the fragile leaves may drop before they’ve had a chance to show off their gorgeous colours of red, gold and orange.

Right now the leaves are just beginning to change. Here and there you see bits of colour, but no trees are fully dressed just yet.

I went for a 10km bike ride this morning in advance of the impending rain (and possible thunder) storm. Pedalling through the Sussex Nature Trail, I stopped here and there to try and catch those bits of colour.

On the far side of the Trout Creek bed there were splashes of red and gold among the still green leaves. Hopefully they’ll survive the rain and wind and be joined by others dancing through the season.

For a while now I’ve been working (slowly) on a memoir. I stumbled across these trees and suddenly I realized what the title of the book may be.

“Twisted Trunks on the Family Tree”

It was a good morning.

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