Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Frost skimmed our cottage and arbor roofs two mornings this past week. However, today temperatures began at 66 at 4 AM and now at noon are at 77 in the shade. As you can see, it is “pinking” with swamp maples beginning to turn.
Every year we ask, “Isn’t it early?” But, of course, it really is not too soon for Autumn to be paying a short “house call” before Indian Summer in October.
Hoping after prayer meeting, to see a Great Blue Heron in Windsor Flats, I drove slowly along the “turnpike”
and entered Washington.
A touch of misty cloud still hung in the air.
I kept peeking about
and snapping photos,
but no bird did I find. Climbing up little by little, I noticed that the dark green canopies remain over much of the roadway,
even though, in the sunshine, the trees are tingled with a yellow haze at the tops.
And just before May Hill into the village, one or two of “the swamps” are getting to be brilliant red.
Must be that light icy frosting we had for a few hours. The dark green and crimson colors are harbingers of Christmas.
But first Fall, starting in about ten days according to the calendar.
Time for lots of apples, pumpkins, garden soups