Nov 05, 2015 – [Thursday] Song Titles: Autumn Leaves

Glasgow, Scotland, taken on November 5, 2015

In my office, the falling leaves literally drift by my window…before the caretakers come and clean them up. Autumn leaves are the final hope of colour in this city as rain begins to invade, signifying the beginning of another winter.

Oct 21, 2015 – [Wednesday] Travel Favs: Madawaska Valley

Madawaska Valley, Canada, taken on October 10, 2015

The hike in Madawaska Valley was a beautiful surprise and a rare time when all family members hiked together (mainly because I insisted). The colours of the autumn foliage were at their best in mid-October, which was exactly why I went back to Canada and headed up north with my family. The vivid yellow and red leaves are lovely complements to my even more lovely parents, aren’t they 😉

Mar 29, 2015 – [Sunday] WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral

Toronto, Canada, taken on October 12, 2014

The word ephemeral holds a particular profound significance for me because it is an important word in my favourite book of all-time, The Little Prince. TLP’s rose is ephemeral, “threatened by imminent disappearance”, said the geographer. So is this lone maple leaf, who has turned a bright red as the end of autumn draws near. The beautiful colours of fall are mesmerizing, but no more than ephemeral as the foliage turns from green to yellow to orange to red to brown to white, upon the arrival of the first winter snow. Yet the seasons come and go, ephemeral perhaps, but in an eternal cycle.