Thursday, September 21, 2023

Fall Is Nearly Here

Say goodbye to summer - the long days, the songs of birds, watermelon, a relaxing of life, no fear of frost or early snowstorms.

Autumn begins on Saturday but the signs of fall precede it.

No filter was applied to this picture.  I don't know why it has the orange cast, but it came by it naturally.  I don't think it's the several orange cauliflower (that are really orange) in the photo.

This tiny garden on the Vestal, New York rail trail pays tribute to someone who died in 2002.  It was redone recently with those rocks (possibly because it was being invaded by Japanese knotweed) and a fall display lives there now.

Japanese anemone, which blooms each September.  It's one of my final perennials to bloom.

Beets at a farm market's stand.

Peppers.  Some supermarkets here sell potted ornamental pepper plants in the fall but we got this ornamental purple pepper from a nursery near Syracuse, New York back in the spring.

Pumpkin spice everything.  Incidentally "made with verified rescued pumpkins" is a real thing.  Fruit and veggies that doesn't look perfect, too often, ends up in landfills here in the United States.  Why?

We can't stop it.  Autumn is nearly here.  Our trees aren't turning yet, but once they start, I'll be caught up in that beauty.

Stay tuned.


  1. ...Americans want picture perfect food.

  2. I love fall. The colors, cooler temps. Yard cleaning not so much, lol.

  3. It’s starting to look like autumn here, too

  4. Lovely autumn photos ~ delightful!

    Wishing you good health, laughter, and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  5. Whatever the calendar says, autumn is still several weeks in the future where I live and the trees are still mostly green. But the daytime temperatures only get to the mid 90s or maybe a bit higher now so one can feel - especially in the early morning air - that a change is coming.

  6. Love the autumn theme! So beautiful flatlays.

  7. Interesting how that pic got an orange cast. I guess that much orange in the picture influenced it.

  8. Gonna miss the summer. Looking forward to a time when I can gambol about freely. Hopefully soon.


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