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Fall Colours?

All photos taken on July 27, 2021, during our walk through Tucker’s Field and Bunchberry Meadows.

Fall Colours? ©

Oh no, this just cannot be,

what is it, that I now see?

Red, yellow and orange leaves,

tall, dry grass ready for sheaves.

Thistles grow tall and hairy,

bush branches, full of berries.

It’s not good, no, not at all!

We’re just not ready for fall.

Red leaf
Yellowing leaf
In between seasons
Life cycle ending?
Even the thistles are nearly done
Grasses gone to seed
Wild currents
Looking like a long, cold winter is ahead
wild raspberries at their prime
this looks like wild millet

Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

23 thoughts on “Fall Colours?

  1. Lovely captures. Now that’s a tall thistle! We’re clinging onto the warm weather here in southern Ontario. Even though the leaves are changing colour, it still feels a bit like summer. On Monday it’s supposed to go up to 24C!

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    1. The leaves did not really change here in July, but some trees were under stress, so there were a few exceptions. No snow here and not even a frost. That is unusual and a good month late. Snow not likely for another week or so, I am sure. We went through a few flurries in the mountains today on our drive home from Kamloops. Thanks for reading. Allan


    1. We have just come back from 3 weeks of fall colours in Alberta and BC. Beautiful for sure. On arriving home, most leaves are now on the ground and flowers are barely hanging on. A few snow flurries last night. Ahhhh, winter. Stay well Scott. Allan

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