The Current Normal – Look at Fall the Colours

Autumn provides a colourful break between the green glory of summer and the black and white of winter. It is like Mother Nature wants to take one last shot at showing everyone the good work she can do, before it all fades away. These photos taken on September 23, 2020 show just such a day and will be the first post on my new blog site. Yes, this is lucky blog #7, as my previous free plan blog’s media file is all full up.

The day was a mix of sun and cloud and filled with blustery wind. I had done a yard tidy up, creating some leaf mulch for the garden and then cut the remaining grass short. It was all to little avail, as the leaves continued falling, and swirling around like some huge bag of potato chips (crisps) shaken out all over my yard. But, on closer inspection, autumn revealed all her beauty.

Look at Fall the Colours ©

Sunny, cloudy, winds a-swirl,

this is simply Autumn’s world.

Coloured leaves just drift away,

for raking some other day.

In the trees, bright hues remain,

tints and shades one can’t explain.

Down below, late flowers bloom,

before meeting final doom.

Subtle time of such allure,

just look at Fall the Colours.

Pretty fall Hosta

A few remaining fall flowers.

Fall Mums

Burr Oak

Amur Cherry and Schubert Chokecherry

Amur Maple

Mountain Ash

A special shout out to artistic sister L in New Brunswick. She makes the best art from fall leaves.

This blog site, all prose, poetry and photos are the property of K. A Gould (unless otherwise noted), © all rights reserved.

Published by kagould17

After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

12 thoughts on “The Current Normal – Look at Fall the Colours

    1. Thank you. It is pretty amazing to see what a yard can become, given it was an expanse of clay 29 years ago. Sister L lives in the Maritimes, so gets a great variety of leaves outside her door. She and brother are very good at making leaf stained glass. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan

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  1. Mountain Ash is definitely my favourite. We usually collect the leaves that has already fallen on the ground; they are perfect for arts and crafts projects to keep us going through the long winter. Thanks for sharing such beautiful and vibrant photos. Take care 😊 Aiva

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    1. Agreed. So sad that ours got the blight and had to be cut down. I hope to plant a new one in the back garden next year. Hope my posts of Autumn in Jasper will keep the colour going well into the winter. Stay well. Allan

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