The Canadian Geese are once again flying directly above our house; a true sign that Autumn is here and Winter is on its way. We are directly in their flight path and every Spring and Autumn we enjoy watching them over the house. In Spring we cheer their arrival and in Autumn I can be heard screaming “No, please don’t go yet, come back!”.
Autumn brings a ton of colour, and photo opportunities are everywhere, but I couldn’t resist plundering out little Evans Cherry tree for this shot:
Despite high winds of 90-130km/h this past week our little tree is valiantly holding on to its leaves. However, it is just a matter of time before the tree will be bare and snow will be on the ground.
We always consider ourselves lucky if Halloween is snow-free. This year is looking good, in fact, some days we are reaching 17C with full sun, and others are more around the 5C mark. I am hoping that Winter is delaying its arrival a little longer so that we can enjoy the view of our colourful tree a little longer.
Winter has arrived, well somewhat, we had a skiff of snow overnight with a little more during today. Instead of feeling sorry about the inevitable, I thought I would remind myself of the golden colours of Autumn we were lucky to experience in Germany at the end of Ocotober.
Golden days in the Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen, Hannover, Germany
This is one of a few restaurants at the Ballhof in Hannover, Germany.
At the Ballhof, Hannover, Germany
Yellow; a few songs spring to mind with Yellow in the title, but this is not about them. Instead I have a variety of yellow photos for this week’s Fun Foto Challenge.
Categories: Calgary Zoo, Canadian Nature and Animals, Cee's Fun Foto Challenge
Tags: Autumn, Cee's Fun Foto Challenge, CFFC, flower, foliage, plant, Trees, weaver bird, yellow
As per Helen’s request, here are some more photos from the Lantern Festival (see my previous post for the first installment).
On one hand I love Autumn, the gold coloured leaves, crisp mornings, but on the other I wish it could last a lot longer, preferably without stopping for Winter. We know it is inevitable that the white stuff will soon enough be here, so I will try to enjoy Autumn as much as I can, in the hope it will delay Winter, even if just for a day!
This is Elbow Falls, in Kananaskis Country in Alberta. I took this photo back in September when Autumn was in full swing. Seems a long time ago now, especially as we have just had our first snow of the season yesterday.