Life goes on. The earth continues to spin, the northern hemisphere tilts away from the sun. In this view of our little valley, taken ten days after the last post, the rusty trees are deepening and leaves fall with every breeze. Evergreens provide a handsome contrast to the russet colors. Also, it is evident that the grass is going dormant as well, becoming more golden with each passing week.
Here’s a shot of the ridge to the left, with its yellow poplars, red oak and beech trees. As I mentioned last week, the last rays of the day illuminate it just before sunset.
I find it so reassuring that life does indeed go on, in spite of appearances.
It is my anchor. ❤
Beautiful reminder and photos Eliza 💛
Thank you, Karen. _/\_
I love the way the evergreens come into their own, that little swath of them up center. They are probably the singing trees…
We really depend upon them in the winter, and they do sing in the wind. 🙂
I think of trees as talking when they move their leaves, so the leafy trees are all chatty in the spring and summer and the winter is when the evergreens can really have a good natter.
Ha, I think the same. I love the gentle conversation of maples in summer – always my favorite. But the papery rasps of dried beech leaves in winter are most welcome. 😉
Yes, not to mention their color!
The autumn tones are stunning, Eliza. Each season brings its own unique beauty. 🙂
Indeed, it does. Nice to see you here, Joanne! Hope you’re having a nice spring. 🙂
Life goes on, and we go through it. Hopefully with a little grace and kindness. Lovely shots.
Thank you, Fi. Yes, I’m going for the grace and kindness the best I can!
18th Oct, Pic was the most beautiful.
Awesome, how you captured the same Scenic Pic on different dates. What a change they undergo. Change is Inevitable.
18th Oct pic was the best
Thank you, Cattie. That week was peak for sure!
Your view is still beautiful Eliza and one to be enjoyed. It is so interesting that even though we are both in the northern hemisphere our seasons of growth are actually very different. Here the grass is dormant in summer but is now vibrant green and will remain that way unless we have a very cold winter.
Thank you, Christina. I love the different zones and climates we get to share online. It is a great joy for me to see other places as an armchair traveler. 🙂
Without a doubt, nature is always a comfort to me. Fall, in particular. is happy. Late summer becomes oppressive with its heavy leaf canopy, so I look forward to the colorful leaves and, when they are gone, sunlight pouring in my windows. We are good way behind you, though. Our oaks are still green!
We vicariously enjoy a long autumn sharing it online. 🙂 So thankful for the ‘sunlight pouring in my windows.’ It gets me through the winter. Thanks for your visit, Marian.
Wonderful autumn colour still Eliza. The little dots of golden yellow are lovely with the sun catching them.
Thank you, Cathy. How I love this place! Can you tell? ;D
Your pictures reminds me of Wordsworth’s “Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.”
That’s a beautiful thought (and mostly true)
Beautiful quote – thanks, Laurie. 🙂
Time flies… But Nature stays so beautiful!
It does indeed. 🙂
We’re blessed that life offers us the bounty of a ” different view”…:)
Yes! Thank you, Storm. 🙂
The evergreens are really starting to shine! Of course, they really hit their stride in winter. Not that I am anxious for winter to arrive.
Nor I, but I accept the inevitable. The upside of winter, aside from its stark beauty, is that the ticks will go dormant and all of us animals will have a bit of a break. Nov. and April are just the worst! 😦
Oh, I know that snow’s a comin’! I have been counting down. I still have a few (; bulbs to plant. The wind blew in here last night – lots of leaves down now.
Yes, same here. Super windy and pulling everything down that’s a-coming down, leaving the beech and a few oak to dry on the stem. Got to have some rattle to listen to this winter. 😉 Hope you get your bulbs in – you must really be counting the days.
Even now, it still looks like such a giving environment!
Good description, Kim. It renews me on a daily basis, that’s for sure. 🙂
The trees are getting naked-er. 🙂
Down to the bones. 🙂
😹 Great word!
An interesting and beautiful progression.
Thank you, Belinda. It has been interesting to document the progression in weekly detail, when previously all these years it has been more of a blur.
Love the progression Eliza … very nicely done!
Thank you, Denise!
You’re surrounded by beauty, Eliza.
It does feel that way. I guess that’s why I left the city to move back here. 🙂 Can’t live without it! Thanks for stopping by, Kris.
It really does change week to week, doesn’t it? Amazing.
It really does. Spring and fall are the most dramatic changes. I might do a series again in the spring to document the reverse. It is fun to see. Thanks for stopping by, Rebecca!
I like those russets patches with the white trunks and branches. I wish my grass would stop growing now. With the rain and fallen leaves I am over cutting it!
Thank you, Allison. I hear you with the mowing. This weekend is windy so the last of the oak leaves will come down. I’ll run the mower one more time, then that’s it ’til spring.
It’s interesting to see how the scene changes over time. I wonder if you’ll get some snow at some point. That might make a very dramatic change to the landscape.
Thank you, Bun. Yes, once the leaves are down, I won’t post until the first snow transforms the landscape once again.
I look forward to seeing it. I expect it will be very beautiful. 🙂
Thanks, Bun. I hope so. 🙂
Goodness Eliza what a beautiful view and what a difference between October first and eighth. Autumn is so lovely.
Thank you, Dorris. Yes, the change is rapid and dramatic!
Sorry eleventh and eighteenth!