In the neighbourhood today I spotted more tell-tale signs that autumn is imminent. There is nothing I can do to delay its onset. And if I ever led you to believe that that is fine and I just take the seasons as they come, then you were misled!!! Winter can be beautiful, but I don't enjoy it. I hate the ice and the cold and now I am just being whiny!! But as gorgeous as fall can appear, it is the harbinger of winter, which is like a swear word to my ears, thus it falls into the less liked category.
So, try as I might, I looked for some beauty amidst the drab cold days we have had lately and here is what I found.
Cavalia is coming to town. Actually, it started September 11th and runs until the 30th.
Think of it as Circ de Soleil with horses!
A drive along Groat Road reveals yellowing foliage. Ash, perhaps?
Little Lamb Hydrangea is blushing pink in the cool weather.
The berries of the sea buckthorn are a brilliant red!
I bet these would look good in a winter arrangement!
Tamarisk - you know it's coming on autumn when the tamarisk is in full bloom. Isn't she stunning!
Did it cheer me? Yes, definitely, but then I look outside at the grey with clouds sky and think about how cool the house is and I regress. It is just too early to have to turn on the furnace!!! Everyone will just have to bundle up! There's a fireplace on the main floor, not downstairs like the old house, so until I can take it no more, get out the blankets and your wool socks if you intend to join us for a movie night in the basement because it is downright chilly down there!!!
I like to look at the bright side of things (I don't always complain so much, really) and I know now that the leaves of the trees in Fort McMurray are in an advanced stage of yellow and defoliation! How's that for a little gloating and pick me up? Sorry Fort McMurrians. I needed a little hurrah today!