Well, it’s about 3 weeks till Winter Solstice. Thankfully, we’ve only had a couple of light snowfalls this fall. Most of our trees are barren of their leaves, allowing the birds and squirrels nests to be are easily seen. The few leaves we do see on branches are those who refuse to give it up and hang on, or they are the ones caught among branches on their decent to the ground. I noticed this group of three leaves from a tree above, tangled in the branches of a bush. They were easily seen as I walked by since they were at eye level. So nature offered this simple image, who many would not see, and I accepted the image.
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“Today everything exists to end in a photograph.” ― Susan Sontag
Here is another image from my walk at the Arapaho Bend Nature Area this past weekend. Hope everyone is enjoying their leftover candy from Halloween Night. Strange how we always buy too much of it. 🙂
I think this is the temperature where I start to feel chilled as we move deeper into the fall season. It’s not a cold but a chill that is deep inside the body. And, there is a chance it may be rising a degree or two each year I get older. Or, it could just be the beginning of October.
Before you think I’m going on a negative rant know that fall is one of my favorite seasons. I enjoy the changes all around me, the colors and the cooler temperatures. Even the first frost is neat to wake up to, unless I’m camping. Saturday morning was the first time this season for scraping frost off the windshield. It’s a season I like to pull out the fleece pullovers, sweaters, and gloves from the bottom drawer of the dresser. Dust off the slippers. I like the aroma filling my house as I make stew or chili. I like to wrap myself in a blanket in a comfy chair and sip on hot tea or a freshly made latte while I read. I like the walks and watching leaves make their downward journey as they partake of the circle of life. I like to hear and see the Canada Geese making their seasonal migration. Maybe the chill is because I know the coming weeks will bring even colder temperatures. Stay warm and enjoy the coming week.