Monday, September 27, 2021

Autumn Has Arrived

 The weather has been lovely for the past few days, and we've been taking full advantage of all that warm sunlight. Lots of long neighborhood walks and the sweet hints of autumn.

The tippy top view of the tree right down the street from our house. Many of its leaves are already on the neighbor's lawn, on the sidewalk, in the street. Flashes of red and orange everywhere.

The sunflowers are almost ready for harvest and so is the corn behind them. 

A contrail shadow heading toward the mountains in a blue sky over a field already harvested for its tall grasses by the hungry dairy cows. They have moved on into the next field. You can see them if you click on the photo. 

We're expecting a bit of rain on Monday, but then a week more of sunshine. We're ready!


20 comments:

  1. Glad to see you're getting some clear, un-smoky weather at last. It's been a pleasantly warm September here after a cooler and wetter August than we've had in years, but things are set to turn more autumnal in the next week.

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    1. John-- It had been so long we'd almost forgotten what clear skies looked like.

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  2. The sunflowers/corn make a strong statement. "We're at the top of our game!" they seem to say.

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    1. Colette-- I like how you see the sunflowers and corn. Yes!

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  3. You are ahead of us on the Fall colors. We have some leaves dropping and some turning yellow but none of the pretty reds yet. Love those clear skies.

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    1. Patti-- I'm looking forward to more fall colors and blue skies. Today it's raining, but the rest of the week looks good... so they say!

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  4. Such pretty photos, Robin Andrea! I love Autumn and its cooler temps. I am happy to say goodbye to humidity! I will be out for a hike this morning and will look for Fall's beauty! Thanks for the post!

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    1. EllenD-- Oh wow, I had forgotten about humidity. I grew up in New Jersey through very hot and humid summers. Yes, fall is beautiful for colors and no humidity! I hope you see fall colors there.

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  5. That's a great red autumn tree! Beautiful blue skies!

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    1. Barbara-- We love that tree every autumn. it's so beautiful.

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  6. I still marvel at fields of sunflowers grown like crops which of course they are. corn here was harvested long ago, now it's cotton. this time of year we see giant bales sitting in the fields or loaded on trucks. while we've had our first taste of fall, the nights are already warming up again.

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    1. ellen-- I don't think I've ever seen fields of cotton growing. I am going to have to google that and see what it looks like. I'm glad you're getting your first taste of fall. Such a respite after hot summers.

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  7. So beautiful! The majority of my time spent in Arcata was in the autumn. Your photos bring back all the good feelings in connection with those times. Happy to know you and Roger are out walking in your neighborhood, taking a good look around.

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    1. am-- I love that you were here in autumn. Such a beautiful time of the year. My favorite.

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  8. For the second day in a row, a wet, or at least damp, Matty has come to visit. But the sun is shining now and it's 70 degrees outside.

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    1. Catalyst-- Ah, do you think Matty came by to get ou tov the dampness? Glad it's sunny and warm there now.

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  9. Autumn arrives but I hope it sticks around for a while. Autumn is pleasant.

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    1. Red-- Yes! Autumn is my favorite season. I hope it sticks around too.

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  10. Best season. Even better than spring. Celebrate - it means you got through another summer! I'm dreading summer here.

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    1. Dr Michelle-- Yes, better than spring! We love autumn for its equal light, cool temps, and splendid beauty.

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