Saturday, October 2, 2010

Autumn at North 54


Mellow days for contemplation.




Vibrant light and colour.




Autumn and beauty are complementary.




15 comments:

askcherlock said...

Oh, such glorious photos! You have truly captured the beauty of autumn. I am already putting logs on the fire an loading up on good books. What a delightful time of year.

ChrisJ said...

Cher,

We were talking about having a fire in the woodstove this evening as well! Great minds...

Judie said...

You two are talking about lighting a fire and I am in Arizona sweating my ass off from the 100+ temps! Not Fair!!

Trulyfool said...

Chris,

Growing up in the L.A. basin, there were no seasons. Well, a hot, hazy one, some winter months where there might be two or three days of straight gullywashing downpour, and some months where it was largely sunny but somewhat hard to breathe.

Fall was a few days when things smelled different and people did light fireplaces (from East Coast habits?).

There's an autumn here in Seattle. Trees do change color, and this year in August betokening an early Fall.

The season is mysterious, but it's also a season when illness takes hold, when roads may ice over.

We'll talk more when the holidays hit. I'll have a better bead on my anxieties.

TFool

ChrisJ said...

Judie,

Okay, okay, but when it's minus 35 here with a minus 42 windchill, you can smile smugly and gloat!

ChrisJ said...

Trulyfool,

I spent many years in Vancouver, and although I loved it, I did miss the distinct seasons I grew up with.

Cold/flu season - hard to avoid at the best of times and harder when working in a public place with many people touching doorknobs and passing paper around.

Season of mellow fruitfulness and death, indeed.

Ciss B said...

Wow! Gorgeous shots. I love the bench in the first picture. I could so easily sit there on a beautiful fall day.

I think the fall is my favorite season hands down. Never long enough either!

Judie said...

When I am hot, I get a rash of shit about turning down the air to 70 degrees. When I am cold, I can always throw on more blankets and snuggle with the dogs. Hot--Cold--Get the picture??

ChrisJ said...

Judie,

You're right; it is easier to get warm than it is to cool off.

ChrisJ said...

Christi,

I love that park and do sit looking at the river on many occasions - and every season. Sometimes we pack a sandwich and coffee and just sit and eat our lunch.

Judie said...

I lived in Chicago for 6 years. Believe me, I know what cold is! Actually, I've gotten very thin-bloooded here. I hate winter! We have had some pretty damp winters here lately. It makes my bones ache!

ChrisJ said...

Judie,

It is easier, I think, to tolerate dry cold than damp cold - the dampness seems to cut right through to the bone.

Owen Gray said...

Marvelous pictures. It's always a little sad to see the leaves fall. But before they go, they certainly put on a show.

ChrisJ said...

Owen,

We are having a more vibrant show than usual this year - maybe from early frost. I hope the showiness is not in direct proportion to the severity of the winter to come.

cooper said...

Those are great photos. It's cold here but the leaves are not turning yet...can't wait. It's looks glorious up there where you live.