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Autumn Leaves – Changing colors, dropping temperatures, pumpkin spice lattes: do these mainstays of Fall fill your heart with warmth — or with dread?


This morning ... our early autumn woods.

This morning … our early autumn woods.

Talk about mixed emotions. I love autumn, by far my favorite season. The color. The smell of the air with that tang I can’t even describe. The sun changes to amber and the entire world glows. Of course, here in New England, foliage rules. In a good year … I hope this will be one such … it is incomparable. Magnificent.

But Autumn also comes bundled with its own sadness. Always there is a melancholy overtone to remind us this is the end of the warm time. The finish of a cycle that began when the ice broke at the end of last winter. Now, the visible shortening of days begins and the chilling of nights.

In our latitudes, snow will follow. Snow, ice, bitter winds will blow. We will hunker down, locked in our houses and wait for spring.

Note: I took all the pictures this morning, between writing the first paragraph and publishing the post. Hot off the presses.



Categories: Autumn, Blackstone Valley, Gallery, Home, Nature, Photography, Seasons

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22 replies

  1. I had missed this post, Marilyn, but your thoughts associated with autumn echo mine. Thank you for the photos that go with your words.

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  2. I am with you, being a New Englander transplanted elsewhere to Southwestern PA, where the leaves are equally beautiful. I wrote Autumn Leaf Masquerade Ball. I am at the Beanery Writers Group meeting where Tom expected the colors to be brighter. Nice post.

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    • You should get good color in PA too. The leaves are getting more colorful. The are quite bright today, but I don’t think this is going to be one of the really great autumn’s for color. Everything is a little dull. Maybe it’s the lack of rain. Thanks for coming by!

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  3. The changes seem earlier this year and what happened to having a true summer?
    Love all you mentioned but impending ice and snow make me worry about driving to work. The dark seems so long. Lovely photos though. Nice post to ponder.

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  4. Beautiful photos and I agree with all you wrote. 🙂

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  5. It’s a lovely time of year – great pictures!

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  6. I love the colours of autumn but hate the cold of winter. hope you get some rain soon. 😀

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  7. Nice pictures and no coffee stains. It’s a miracle. As for winter, it’s on my enemies list.

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  8. Lovely photos. We were in NY in Autumn so we could admire the Autumn colours on the other side of the Hudson River from NYC. I find that each season has its advantages, some more than others. Even Winter is OK, although I don’t like the icy roads, but no longer having to go out, we can plan it better.

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    • Last winter, we were trapped for a week, which is a long time and rather scary. But that was an unusually bad winter, the first time it ever happened. Hopefully, it won’t repeat this year.

      The Hudson River Valley is beautiful. I grew up near there and was a frequent visitor 🙂

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  9. I do miss autumn in Massachusetts.

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  10. Autumn is great, but I hate the winter that follows.

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