THE CHANGING SEASONS – SEPTEMBER 2018 – Marilyn Armstrong

The Changing Seasons, September 2018


Painted falls …

Rocks at Manchaug

It’s the very end of September here in New England, so it’s the middle of our best season, Autumn.

Except it isn’t Autumn.

The stone mill

The trees are entirely green without even a hint of red. A few yellow leaves on a few trees, but none of the colors we are supposed to have. We went and we sought for fall, but we could not find it. I was not by the river, which is the first place you usually find it … nor by the dam. Nor in the woods.

The dam at Manchaug was full this year. Lots of rain this spring and summer.

Lily pads. Not Monet,. Just me.

And we went down to another part of the valley, too. It wasn’t just Manchaug!

Photo: Garry Armstrong

And me, too – Photo: Garry Armstrong

The pond at Manchaug …. right before the dam. Photo: Garry Armstrong

Softly falling water – Photo Garry Armstrong

Graphic stone and falls – Marilyn Armstrong

Roses for our anniversary

So, not a red tree to be seen. Not even a bright yellow or slightly orange tree. Nothing at all. This was how it was last year, too. We finally got ONE week of Autumn. Then, all the leaves just fell off the tree. Kerplunk. End of Autumn.

I’m sure glad the seasons aren’t changing! I’d hate to lost whole seasons — like Autumn.

About The Changing Seasons

The Changing Seasons is a monthly challenge where bloggers around the world share what’s been happening in their month.

If you would like to join in, here are the guidelines:

The Changing Seasons Version One (photographic):

  • Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery that you feel represent your month
  • Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.
  • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them

The Changing Seasons Version Two (you choose the format):

  • Each month, post a photo, recipe, painting, drawing, video, whatever that you feel says something about your month
  • Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material!
  • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so others can find them.

If you do a ping-back to this post, Su-Leslie can update her post with links to all of your posts.



Categories: Autumn, Blackstone Valley, Changing Seasons, climate change, Gallery, Garry Armstrong, Photography

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20 replies

  1. Still gorgeous, although it doesn’t look like your fall. Yet. I hope it will arrive soon so you can offer us a slice of New England beauty.

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  2. Sounds as if you will get another short, sharp autumn. The pictures you did get were beautiful though.

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  3. We had spring flowers blooming in winter and I noticed little fig buds on our tree yesterday. That’s odd enough. I hope that at least it is still warm where you are.

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  4. Those lily pads are just gorgeous. I might try to paint them.
    Leslie

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  5. Our temps have fallen to the 80’s — I hope your autumn comes soon!

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  6. I LOVED that shot of the berries with the gray backdrop, not sure if it was waterfalls or whatever, but that was spectacular! I can’t get enough of your photos, seriously!

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