Sunday, October 16, 2016

And then it was Autumn

Abruptly, the temperatures dropped and the rains came.  Breo and I walk later because it´s still dark at 8:00.  Roses are putting out their last blooms of the year.  The leaves are turning and falling.

And the whine of chainsaws is constant in the distance, as tractors and trailers rumble up and down the road up the hill.

 They´ve cleared an entire lot of oaks, pines, and even eucalyptus. 

Unfortunately, one was a favorite of mine, an old oak curving out over the path like the figurehead on the prow of a boat, tall and elegantly swathed in a green velvet robe of moss.  I feel it´s absence.

This year I will plant trees.

Still, new life appears.  The rain has brought out the mushrooms, some quite tall. Looks like a good year for chestnuts and acorns, too.


  1. Lovely photos of the advancing Autumn. I love this time of year, although here in SW France Autumn does not linger long. Summer tends to linger on and on, then Autumn comes and goes in a flash, then we are into Winter!

  2. Hi Vera,

    Lately we´ve had 2 seasons, wet and dry. It usually doesn´t get cold here until Jan/Feb, but it´s very grey and damp for months.

  3. Hi Coco,

    Sorry for the loss of the trees. Yes, planting more and of a greater diversity is the right thing to do.