Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.
William Cullen Bryant
Fall in New England.
It conjures images of reds and golds, vibrant and rich. Bright trees against an azure sky. Walking through crunchy, colourful leaves.
I have watched the leaves turn. Amazed by the colours, from the prettiest of pinks to the brightest of golds to the richest of reds.
As we move inexorably toward winter, I have clung to these crisp, blue sky days. Revelling in the colours, the ever changing backdrop to my walks. Loving the quality of the light, streaming through branches, making leaves glow.
Soon, those leaves will be gone. The raking and bagging will be done. I will see stark, skeletal branches against grey skies. Winter will strengthen it’s grip. I will smell snow in the air.
For now, I will wrap up; gloves and hats and scarves; and let the last of the colour warm me.
Winter will be here soon enough, I will not wish away the last of these Autumn days.
This is my post for Day Three, the final day of the wonderful One Week [Autumn 2013] over at Older Mum in a Muddle.
Also linking with:
The Gallery where the theme from Tara for this week is: Nature.
The wonderful Annie at Mammasaurus for How does your garden grow?
[Regular readers will recognise some of the photos this week. As the last of the leaves fall, I took the opportunity to look back and choose my favourite autumn photographs for #OneWeek. I am still in denial, at least for another week, that winter is well and truly on it’s way! I suspect that this will be my last truly colourful post for some time, so enjoy :) ]