Saturday, October 17, 2015

Autumns Fading

These are the last blooms of summer in my yard.  I always cut a few to dry so I have the remembrance of spring to carry me through the cold winter.

Most of the leaves on the trees have changed to golden, scarlet and orange which gives such beauty to the eye.

The blustery autumn winds have already taken many of the leaves and spread them where they will; giving the ground rich nutrients which cause the grasses to remain green nearly all year.

Even our pine trees are dotted with orange which is such a contrast to my former home in California.

Tonight we're expected to be 31 degrees and tomorrow a high of 49 and a low of 30.

It won't be long now and the trees will be bare and gray and every blossom dead and blown away in the brisk winter winds.

It saddens me to see such a death of the growing things and winter can seem so long.  But even in autumns fading and the soon arrival of winter, we have the hope of renewal in spring.  ;)