Standard time – or “winter time” as it is called here – is over us. Dusk begins around 4pm and it is pitch black at 6 pm. November arrives tomorrow. November – the month with the poorest reputation in the northern hemisphere – or at least here. Grey. Not winter. Christmas still far away. Almost all leaves gone and the world beginning to turn monochrome. Six months to May – the fairest of months.
But, with a few candles, good clothes, imagination and some optimism (how girl-scoutish doesn’t that sound) one can live through these dark months. These colourful photos – the nature’s way of saying ‘bye’ before going into hibernation – were taken yesterday. October wanted to make an imprint as a mild and forgiving month before handing over to November. I think.
Your autumn looks a lot nicer than ours, we’ve gone quickly from yellow trees to mushy leaf sludge and rain here in England!
No snow yet? A client from Sweden was here today and said that they had received their first snow just before they left last week.
Awesome photos, as usual!
Thank you! No snow. :) It must have been someone from the northern part of Sweden. We rarely get snow this early and the few times we do it usually melts away fast. :)
Well photographed fall photos, here, L.D. I like your philosophy about the seasons.
November is somewhat depressing, but only in as much as it heralds the worse to come. In the Canadian prairies, January and February are much more given to temperatures approaching -40, and I can face November’s psychological threat more easily that that sort of physical one.
Yes, I hate November too. It’s easily the most depressing month even at 51° N, never mind 60°.
Great post :) I love your photos.
Its hard for me to cut back my grey-brown skeletal gardens… But the promise of new growth and blooms in Spring give me hope.
I love fall pictures. In Arizona we view other people’s pictures with envy since 4 seasons a year we have….desert brown.