October 1, 2014 in Canada and BC, Photography by Marja-Leena
Hullo, and what a strangely enlivening experience it is to move into Autumn. With our sad loss this year, together with other attention demanding issues, summer seemed to slip by me this year. But new energies are stirring. Yes, welcome October!
Tom, I’m sorry it was a sad summer for you and glad that October is feeling much happier. I love the fall with its colours and the cooler temperatures, ideal for all those fall gardening chores and jobs that did not get done in summer’s heat wave. I’m hoping for an Indian summer! Once the jobs are done and the rains settle in seriously, I hope to get into my studio.
There is something so attractive about seeing tiny signs of growth still in late summer sun, along with the mature and those turned to stiffness and seeds. Autumn can be such a tapestry of Nature’s beauty – especially if the weather is dry. (It is more difficult to love all if it has turned to mush!)
Olga, yes, well said! It was a spectacular summer and hopefully the fall continues the same despite some rainy days.
The pictures are wonderful, Marja-Leena. Our walks have been beautiful too and the waves on a breezy day are a balm for my eyes.
A couple of days ago I came home from the park wearing a bloody tissue on my right hand Don’t worry, it’s okay. The squirrel who got me lives near the last place we drop food. There are always a gang of crows there, some jays, and several squirrels who, being squirrels, chase each other. One of them got so excited at the activity he didn’t wait for me to drop the nuts and, instead, leaped up to my hand and dug in for a second. No bite, just claws, but that was enough. Now when we get to that spot I make sure Jer has some nuts to throw at him.
Susan, what a squirrely tale you tell and sorry about your hand! Thanks for the kind words.
You must be very happy now that cooler weather has arrived. We are suffering from a prolonged siege of heat and humidity. The fall colors are lovely.
Hattie, yes, I do like it a bit cooler though some nights have been very cool as we haven’t yet turned on our home heating system so we enjoyed a fire one evening. We’re getting a lot of gardening jobs done, taking cuttings, and slowly bringing in some of the tender plants.
Ah, these photos are wonderful and I hope to have some from around here to share soon. Work has been keeping me from getting out and about. And there is much green remaining. My homebrewed ale is going into the fridge today and will be ready to drink in a month. I’m so happy to welcome the cooler temperatures and am looking forward to drinking Stouts and malty ales. Prost to Oktober!
R, you sound very happy with fall’s colours, coolness and soon to be enjoyed your very own homebrewed stouts and ales. Prost!
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