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.
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 😉
Toronto, Canada, taken on October 16, 2014
Maple leafs are the symbols of Canada, and what better time to enjoy them in Canada than when they turn orange and red during the autumn season? 🙂
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.
Fresh morning air is so rejuvenating, but I rarely wake up early enough to enjoy it. Good morning, blue sky!