autumn leaves

It was a long time since I wrote here, but purringly.me is still very much alive and kickin’. Have been blogging a little more in the ‘sister blog’; quackofdawn.com

DSC_6553Now that Summer is over and Fall is upon us, the leaves are reddening, the air is cool and crisp … I’m feeling almost elated. That’s also noticeable in the amount of pictures being taken. Sometimes, in the summertime, when the sun is burning, I get scared that I’ll lose my interest in photography. I just don’t feel like shooting anything — not even a duck πŸ™‚ ! But as Fall rolls around, it’s all back again and I see the beauty all around me.

DSC_6547These last, few weeks, we’ve been blessed with some glorious weather here — like an early indian summer! Nice and warm, without being muggy!

This little guy was certainly working overtime, as the last day of Summer was the 21st of September, but they were happily buzzing around in this bunch of wild asters out at the lake.

Apart from that, nothing much exciting going on in my life, except for the fact that one month ago I became the owner of a Macbook Pro, so now I’m an Apple person through and through. Β«Who would have thunk?! … after all these years!Β» πŸ˜€

When I started to type up this post, it was pitch black outside but now the first light of dawn is out — everything is shimmering pink outside. McDuff is demanding I get off this chair … he can be really persistent when things don’t happen the way he’s used to. I can’t take the meowing … the paws on the armrest … the big eyes any longer, so I better finish this. Just wanted to let you know that this blog is still alive.

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25 Replies to “autumn leaves”

  1. Glad to know you are keeping this blog going Rebekah, and your photos today are awesome, lovely and fresh looking! Fall is a beautiful time of year, I wish we had it here.

    1. Thanks Barb πŸ™‚ Oh, that’s something I’d miss terribly — if we didn’t have Fall! I even enjoy the rainy, stormy days..

  2. I would love to see a photo of the pink light you described at the end of your post. And I live the image of McDuff and his big eyes stealing your attention from writing your post. The photos today are gorgeous as usual. I don’t get to see fall any other way. I wonder if that is why I’m so attracted to any photos depicting fall. And Halloween is one of my fav times of year.

    1. I didn’t go out on the balcony this morning … I should have! I have another one, from a couple of days ago, when the fog/vapor was still hanging over the river behind the hills, just as the sun was coming up. I will add that to this post now. πŸ™‚

    1. Hello Rebby!! It iz lovely to see you blogging here again. Like you I find Autumn more invigorating than Summer, altho we only had 6 humid days here. I guess I am a Canadian girl thru & thru: I LOVE 4 seasons….ok in our cases it appears to now be 6 seasons…
      Love the pix especially that sweet bee! I have noticed not many wild honey bees around this year; just LOADS of nasty Yellow Jacket Wasps that kept dive bombing Nylablue & I. We went thru a large bottle of original Listerine spraying them away….there were ALOT of intooxcated wasps….
      One reason I like Spring & Winter best: NO BUGS!!
      Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue xo

      1. I didn’t know about Listerine and wasps. I have one phobia, and that is wasps! Just read about some Chinese wasps, and they look nightmarish !!! I’ve never been stung by a wasp, but I’m convinced I will die..

        1. Chinese wasps???Oh-oh I have to check out pix of these insects!! So to get wasps away from you use Original Listerine in a spray bottle. I found it repelled some of them & got some of them so drunk they would just fall to the ground & sleep it off. I also recommend a B|IG fly swatter….I got into such a controversy about killing them on FB> people thought I was killing honey bees!!! Big difference between bees & yellow jackets!
          I am mildly allergic to bee stings; & moderate to seriously allergic to wasps & hornet stings….I really wish these insects did not have to sting to defend themselves…I would not be afraid if they would not sting!!!

          1. I don’t remember what they were called … Asian Hornets or something. I saw pictures of them, also people that had been stung. 52 had died. Ughhh … I don’t want to think about them!!! Gives me the heebie jeebies..

            1. I looked them up on Google…scary looking!! They are quite vicious….then there are African Bees….they are deadly also. I think we better mind our ‘p’s & q’s’ or we will be in trouble with Mother Nature!! πŸ˜‰

    2. Hi, and thanks Linda. There was no announcement because I felt very uncertain about what to do with it. Just knew that I didn’t want to let go of that domain name πŸ™‚

  3. lovely photos. Its still green all over here ( a little yellowish in the birches), but we have had the first nights with – degrees so it wont last long. I love this time of the year – but at the same time I know the winter is on its way ( it has been bitterly cold the last week, wind from East) and I am not a winter lover. As the climate changes our summers are different – and the winters are absolutely different- longer, colder and with more snow.

    1. Hej Annette,
      We don’t get ALL that much red … as pictures you see from Maine and Vermont. It depends on how many sugar maples there are. We won’t see snow in a month or two, and we never get any huge amounts, as it was in Quebec.

      Let it snow! LOL

  4. Such a lovely little Fuzzy Bumbler: )
    Your lakeside photo reminds me of the lake-country north of here with its mix of deciduous and evergreens; so relaxing…
    Hasn’t the weather been just WONDERFUL lately?

    1. We don’t get all that intense areas of red here, like we see in Maine, Vermont and other places. But I love the mix of yellow, orange, red and green … like you say, it’s relaxing.
      The weather has been, and is, unbelievable. It’s like this time 2011 when I was in Sweden — walked all around Stockholm in the middle of the night in just T-shirt..

      1. It’s after nine here and, you’re right, it’s more like a July night than the first week of October.
        We are one of those “other places” with a broad range of spectacular Fall Foliage: red-burgundies of Engelmann’s Ivy, Staghorn Sumac, Cut-Leaf Maple and White Ash; golden yellows of White Birch, Black Walnut and Tamarack; bronze of Red Oak and Beech; plus every combination imaginable for Sugar Maple (just like the one in your “Skyward” photo: ) but softened overall by the gorgeous evergreens…

        1. Awesome! I need to learn the different trees. We have plenty of Sumac down by the Reversing Falls, and they are getting spectacular now. A nearby school has the whole faΓ§ade full of Ivy, that just has turned deep red — I saw it today, and will make a point of taking a picture of it tomorrow when it’s Saturday and no people..

          1. Yup, that sounds just like Engelmann’s!
            It’s one of my favourites: partially because of its intense colour, but also because you don’t even know it’s there until it suddenly shows up this time of year, in the darnedest places: )

            1. Right … it’s not noticeable on that building during the rest of the year … Today, I’ll go there and take a pic..

              Good morning! πŸ™‚

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