In the Northern Hemisphere, October is one of those months of dramatic change. Summer is quickly fading to memory and the weather has become unpredictable – sunny and gloriously warm one day, followed by days of chilling rain. In fact we may see snow flurries over the next day or two.
October is the month when Nature throws one last party of celebration by dressing up in brilliant colours of gold, orange, and red before she retires for the winter to rest.
Is everyone tired of yet more photos of autumnal colour? I hope not … this is simply the best party Nature throws all year.
The evidence of an unnaturally dry summer can be found in the roadside fire hazard signs while driving down country roads. In spite of the amble rain we’ve had over the past month, the hazard was still notched at “Moderate” on all the signs I found north of Toronto.
For much of the summer, fire bans were in place throughout many parts of the province, but on this rainy October day, everything was soggy.
While Nature has been busy tossing change around getting ready for her long nap, I have change on the horizon too. After 5 years of retirement, I just accepted a part-time consulting job for the next 6 months. Time will tell whether I made a monumental mistake or not.
If I wasn’t busy before, I’m going to be.
Changing Seasons is a monthly photo feature hosted by Cardinal Guzman.