Saturday, October 13, 2012

Bittersweet Season

As lovely as autumn can be, it always makes me feel a bit sad... days getting shorter and darker, garden harvest wrapping up, bare trees, impending winter.  I do appreciate the  change of seasons but it is a bittersweet time.
Appropriately,  the bittersweet vine I planted on the chain link fence two years ago is now covered in brilliant orange berries.  Bittersweet, indeed.
Last night it started to rain and continued a warm, gentle drizzle most of today - the first real precipitation we have had in months.  By evening chore time, it started to get foggy and I was inspired to get out the camera. Everything had been so parched and dusty for weeks, but the muted colors became saturated in response to the rain.
Amazing how fast the brown lawn greens up with a bit of moisture.


Heather Nielsen said...

Awww!!! I miss home Susan. Fall is my favorite time of year. I hope you and your family are well.

Susan said...

Hi, Heather! I suppose the down side of living in the land of eternal spring (my favorite season!) is lack of fall. We are all swell, thank you. Hope YOU are well and happy, too!

Marcia said...

Lovely photos. Bittersweet for us is an invasive in the woods and fields. No love for it here.