|Green to gold|
My morning walk takes me by this lovely tree every day. I noticed last week that several of the green leaves had begun to turn, but today I see that only a few leaves are still green, and all the rest have begun their journey into fall. And fall they will, in another month or two, for sure. For now, they are glowing gold in the sunshine.
The temperature today is sublime: a fresh breeze and cool temperatures make it perfect to be outdoors this morning. But it's all forecast to change by later today or tomorrow for sure: another heat wave is heading our way. It will be short-lived, but it will definitely make our Thursday hike less enjoyable. I notice that both of the Senior Trailblazer groups have changed their plans and hopefully will not be in danger of overheating. I know Melanie and I will stay in town and on a mostly shady hike and not out in the full sun and heat of the day. Our heat waves are thankfully getting shorter and not quite as hot, since fall is definitely approaching, and the above tree confirms it.
Well, fall is my favorite season, with all the colorful leaves and cooler weather, I am looking forward to it. Summertime used to be fun, but then I got older, and it got hotter.
Summer has always been my favorite season, but intense, relentless heat patterns have made me less enthusiastic. I do appreciate our air conditioning, and the fact that surfaces are not icy to the touch like it is in the winter. I like the sunlight of summer and dread the short, dark, cold days of winter.ReplyDelete
Our change of season is definitely happening. Fast. I like Spring, but am dreading our summer. And like you I have a particular weakness for autumn and the arboreal fireworks. Stay cool, stay safe.ReplyDelete
DJan, your pictures always paint a thousand words. Well, a couple hundred at least. It is a beautiful tree of gold. 🙂ReplyDelete
I love summer but I don't like HOT! I will be happy when the temperature moderates again.ReplyDelete
Summer is winding down. Plants are producing less chlorophyll and are less active.ReplyDelete
Our leaves aren't changing yet but I have seen some dropping their leaves. Isn't Fall wonderful especially after an unusually hot Summer? Hope your warm up is brief.ReplyDelete
It has cooled somewhat here too but the humidity is still terrible on occasion. You’re right though. It won’t be long now until fall graces us with her presence.ReplyDelete
The main change that I have seen is in the garden. Daylilies are done blooming as of today, and the echinacea is looking pretty dowdy.ReplyDelete
That is a very good photo of that colorful tree. I hear you about the heat.ReplyDelete
I know what you mean about older and then the weather is hotter! Hope you have a good hike on Thursday!ReplyDelete
Summer is nice but your autumn colors are the best!ReplyDelete
I fall into a slump when the temperature drops! But I agree that it is easier to exercise, reluctantly. For me, it is almost time to travel south. :)ReplyDelete
Spring will always be my favorite, but Fall is next in line, then summer, then winter. But I am glad that there is a change of seasons.ReplyDelete
It will come here. One tree near my place has already begun.ReplyDelete
That tree looks almost magical. I really miss seeing the changing colors of the season.ReplyDelete
I couldn’t express my own feelings better than your last paragraph. Perfect! John from John’s Island.ReplyDelete