Sunday, September 25, 2005

Autumn is Early


Fall is early this year. Trees have been losing their leaves since August because of the drought. Driving through the Pennsylvania hills on the way back from my trip out east in mid September, I noticed trees changing color already. Instead of the long slow transition from green to yellow to red leaves, the maples and oaks are probably just going to drop them to the ground curled up and brown, from the exhaustion of so much heat and so little water.

Last year we had some perfect autumn days. Bright reds, oranges and yellows against a backdrop of astonishing blue.  It was one of those times when Mother Nature was in a good mood and announced the demise of one season and the arrival of another with an explosion of color. Women can be so dramatic. 

Actually, the drama for me is that I feel like I just took these photos yesterday. And they're from last year.


psychfun said...

Yep...Chicagoland area the weather channel is predicting high 59 degrees for Thurs! YIPES! Well that is if they don't change their minds by then!

jckfrstross said...

Fall is a beautiful time of the year:)


suzypwr said...

Time flies, doesn't it? Trees are changing already here, too.

robbush6 said...

It's hard to embrace the onset of fall when it's still 90 degrees. Rita knocked a few leaves off the trees yesterday. I guess we can thank her for the head start.

tillysweetchops said...

Autumns arrival pleases me for a number of reasons. Mostly because the colours of nature's palette is awe inspiring, plus I get to wrap up and hide my wobbly bits for another 6 months!

sunnyside46 said...

all the trees that didnt get blown down by Katrina here are brown due to being chapped by the wind. Ihave never known that to happen before.