Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Indian Summer

With 'warnings' of an Indian Summer on it's way to us this week, here are some unusual pictures taken from my lounge window.  As a redhead, I see any forecast with sun, as a warning!  I must admit, it is nice having a bit of sunny weather, but we're expecting temperatures of 25+.  I'm not a sun worshiper at all.  My favourite time of year is autumn.  I just love all the beautiful colours of the trees changing, and the fallen leaves.  To me there is nothing better than a sunny day with a real crisp autumnal chill to the air.  Wonderful!  Walking on crunchy, frosty leaves!  I love it!

We haven't had any frosts yet, but the strangest thing is the view from my lounge window.  If I look out to the right, I see trees in almost mid autumn colours.  There is still some green on them, but they're very much into the autumn season.  However, if I look to the left, which faces the main road, there is barely a sign of autumn at all there.  There are a few fallen leaves on the ground, not many, but the trees are still green and full of life.  It looks like mid summer still.  The trees are all mixed varieties, so I don't think it's species related, that some are dying off earlier than others.  I think the ones to the right are perhaps more exposed to the elements, and have therefore weathered a bit sooner.  I'm not complaining though, as it's truly beautiful!

Autumn in full swing

Still no sign of autumn

I took both of those pictures this morning.  I'm not best with taking photos, and had problems with the light, and showing the true colours of the trees.  So the sky looks a different colour in each picture, but that's just me playing with the camera settings.  The colours of the trees are an accurate likeness though, which is what I wanted to portray.

I might have to take the dog for a walk in the forest later to check out the signs of autumn there!  First I'm going to start work on a birthday present for Theo's mum, which is at the weekend.  I have something in mind that I think she'll like.



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