Monday, October 20, 2008

Autumn Weekends in Woolwich

























These are pictures from last weekend in Woolwich. Alot has changed since then because we've now had several hard frosts (the wood stove was in serious use this weekend!). I knew when I picked these bouquets from my garden last Saturday that they'd probably be the final ones of the season. And the bright leaves you see here have now either turned the color of pumpkin pie or have fallen to the ground. I spent this past weekend raking and chopping (I like to run my trusty John Deere tractor over the leaves and chop them up into small pieces that stay on the lawn all winter and fertilize it...) There were still a few crickets coming out to sing in the midday warmth, but they've diminished noticeably since the frosts. And there is a quality of light at this time of year that is sublime. It's the lower angle of the sun and the subsequent slant of the rays that make it happen. The shadows are long and everything is golden.
Bliss.
I was too busy and then too bushed to take pictures this weekend after all that outdoor work, but I did manage to shoot this little video of Jasper and Salvador while reading in bed last night...
video

3 comments:

A Day That Is Dessert said...

nice autumnal images!

Martha Miller said...

Thankyou, Lecia - it looks like autumn is in full color on your coast, too!

Susan Beauchemin said...

What beautiful pictures!! I love the kitties!