For the past month, Mother Nature has been working overtime preparing for winter and a much-deserved long rest. The weather has been highly variable with warm summer-like days interspered with days of cool, gusty winds and rain.
Throughout the year, my Changing Seasons project has been centred on the Scarborough Bluffs in the east end of Toronto, but the changes I’ve been seeing this month just beg for me to break the rules again.
While leaves have been changing colour and littering the ground everywhere, October has also meant baseball in Toronto … the World Series to be exact. Now, I normally wouldn’t care one iota about the game, but the city currently has a serious case of baseball fever.
For the first time in over 20 years, Toronto’s Major League team, The Blue Jays, are in the play-offs. It’s hard to escape the baseball madness currently gripping the city.
A visit downtown showed more changes as the massive TORONTO sign installed at City Hall during the PanAm Games in July has been given a new look. There is now a black-and-white display of multicultural faces throughout Nathan Phillips Square. It was a project as part of this year’s Nuit Blanche outdoor art exhibit … another October event.
This change implies that the TORONTO sign will likely see another transformation before the year is out.
Meanwhile, back at Bluffer’s Park, autumn is continuing to leave its mark. Muted tinges of colour are popping up on the Bluffs behind the marina and all is quiet … very quiet. Even the seagulls and Canada Geese are nowhere to be found.
In contrast, an hour’s drive north of the city shows colours at their peak.
In another week or two, it will all be gone.
The Changing Seasons is a Monthly Photo Challenge by Cardinal Guzman. My previous posts on The Changing Seasons can be found at the following links: