For those of you in warmer climates, I am sure your flowers are still in bloom. You must have sent some of that warm air northward because many flowers are still blooming up here in Canadian border towns. I could take you to places around me for gorgeous fall color, but having been quite under the weather so to speak, I have not been getting out since September 17th. Many places around the country are in peak season for colorful fall foliage. Here is no different. I hope you too will take a close look at and enjoy the delightful colors of autumn if you can. Are you like John Muir living among the trees or Emily Dickinson happily creative in a garden? Or are you both?
I love having a garden that looks colorful or interesting all year-long, including winter. I have not been out photographing since September either and if you know me, photographing the garden for updates is not my thing unless I have some design advice or wildlife suggestions to pass along.
In Niagara, the gorge leaves are golden-yellow and crimson, the air crisp, the water cool and clear, the sky absolutely blue. Really there is nothing better about life on days like this. Leaves pile at whim, gathering colorfully at the base of mailboxes and fence posts, many a homeowner cursing their very presence.
I happen to like the leaves, kicking them skyward like I can send them back to their tree. I especially like photographing them in every season too. Those above are from my pear and all the Norway maples on my street. A walk to the grocery store gives a lot of leaves to shuffle through. If you like leaves too…my post Color Me Happy, Happy, Happy has the leaves I like to photograph and also an important opinion message on Autumn.
I am off to Germany in a few days and will post on my day leaving if I get the chance. No internet on the plane unfortunately. I will get photos on the blog when I get internet either at the hotel or on the boat.
Will I miss the garden? Still wild with color, but not likely since I am too excited to see new places. Here are a few garden pics just to show you what still is colorful in my garden. The bees are still happy even though today is a dreary day at about 60°F in late October. Sure the garden has toned down a smidgen and the wildlife is headed for their winter haunts, but it is still a time to enjoy the season.
And my health…well I hope all is well. Feeling a bit down due to uncertainty and having a cold, but otherwise feeling better than I have been. Still many doctor appointments and conditions to “fix” when I return. Next post…some stuff on things I did for my trip before I got sick. Comments are open…any are much appreciated