The fleeting colors of fall

Fall seems to have quickly passed over us.  The vibrant colors peaked and the leaves fell and blanketed the ground and hillsides.  The temperatures dipped below freezing and already the first snowfall arrived with its big fluffy flakes.

Images like this one help me to remember the beauty that we enjoyed for what seemed such a short time this year — the deep golds and yellows, the burgundys and browns of the oak trees, and the blue of the sky with the billowing clouds.  I can look at this scene and remember the warmth of the sun and the smell of fall.

Now the trees are bare, preserving their resources for the cold winter months ahead.  The colorful leaves that fell to the ground are brown and crunch and crinkle underfoot.  And soon our landscapes will become white with snow as winter settles in.

2 thoughts on “The fleeting colors of fall

  1. Rex Hamann October 18, 2020 / 5:43 pm

    I’ve missed commenting on your site and am glad to get back into the habit of at least occasional comments. This is a truly fabulous photo that captures that essence of the fall light we adore so much about the season, as fleeting as it is. Thank you for this and the words that are so inline with my own feelings…except that you left one thing out…the yard work of raking up all those leaves!!

    • lindastaatsphoto October 19, 2020 / 8:17 am

      Welcome back, Rex! Thanks for the comment – I’m so happy the photo and words struck a chord with you. The raking thing is an issue, I agree! I’ve spent plenty of time raking already but when I look up I still see so many leaves that have yet to fall. I think it’s going to be a multi-week process!

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