The days are getting shorter and the clocks went back
which is great for those who like to sleep in
but for the early birds, like me, it just means I'm up even earlier!
This beautifully illuminated leaf in the late afternoon sun in the park
told me that the big change was coming!
The autumn colours came later than usual because of the very warm
months of September and the first week of October.
On a local walk, I saw a fallen leaf caught in Catalpa pods
The sweet chestnuts are almost ripe and will soon be gathered
and roasted chestnut stands will appear around the town.
Some leaves turn a beautiful shade of pink
and others, like the Ginkgo biloba, also known as Maidenhair Tree
turns a luminous yellow.
I love it when the leaves go from green to yellow to soft orange on the same bush
The Farmer's Markets show off their most beautiful pumpkins
The Hydrangea change colour as the season advances
and even the leaves take on new interesting colours and patterns
Down in the park, the pond reflects the autumn tones
with harmonious ripples
Hanging baskets and urns and window-sills are decorated with
colourful and cheerful chrysanthemums.
It's a beautiful time of the year in this part of the world
and before we know it, there will be snowflakes swirling in the air!
November is quite renowned for a snowfall or two!
I hope that autumn is beautiful, wherever you are.