Monday, October 09, 2006

The Last Gasp



I always get a bit maudlin this time of year. You can feel the promise of winters chill in the morning air. With it though comes natures last gasp with a spectacular color show before the gray and white of winters blanket puts the land to sleep.

On the first, the OH and I went for a bike ride along the Cannon River and enjoyed the vibrant colors. Sadly they are gone now and snow is in the forecast for later this week. The memory though, lingers on.


*these pics are the Sugar Maples that border our back yard

16 comments:

Chrissie said...

wow! snow for you already!?

Its been colder here but still.. no snow! lol

My daughter is bummed because where they are in Indiana they are saying mild winter and maybe no snow this year... lol

Jessica said...

Gorgeous.

Grant said...

I always like this time of year for pretty much the same reasons you don't.

Chris Hughes said...

Spectacular!

Saur♥Kraut said...

What a beautiful backyard! Fall is my favorite time of year. I get all mushy and dreamy and romantic during this time, even if I don't have a guy with me. It's just such a magical time!

Senor Caiman said...

Mal,

Those leaves are very pretty. The NC leaves are just starting to turn and will get some help from cold weather this weekend. No more bike rides with just my Speedo.

Fantastagirl said...

I know when the weather guy said "Snow", I had to rewind and hear it again...it's a little early, but it probably won't last long.

Åsa said...

Mal! Gorgeous pictures! I love the fall. On the train to work this morning I put down my book to look at the turning leaves actually. It’s the end and the beginning at the same time.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful trees! We have the same thing going on here, except it's been especially warm. I know we're about to turn the corner to the really cold weather.

Good luck with the snow. I think it's exciting to get those first few flurries!

Leesa said...

I love autumn as well, though I have to travel to be bathed in color.

Ilaiy said...

Snow .. So early .. Hmm Thats nice ..

./thanks
ilaiy

BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Those leaves are truly breathtaking.

Nothing like this in California, at least that I know of!

sage said...

the trees are beautiful here now, but snow is suppose to come on Thursday (yeah if it covers the leaves, but it'll probably just make a mess).

Sheri Madison said...

Great pictures and backyard. Although it looks like a little too-o-o much lawn to mow, for my tastes *lol*

Freewheel said...

To me, the worst thing about autumn is the shorter days. I don't like waking up in the dark, and I don't like coming home from work in the dark.

Fred said...

I had sugar maples when we lived in Richmond. They were gorgeous this time of year.

Sadly, our palm trees here in Tampa don't do much in the fall.

Sigh.