Friday, December 20, 2013

Photo Friday: Goodbye, Autumn

Despite the snow, despite the frigid temperatures, it's still autumn.

For one more day.

I love the fall. It's my favourite time of year. It starts out dry, with mild days and cool nights. Colours pop, and when the wind picks up, the air is alive with fluttering leaves. It's a perfect time of year for walks in the woods.

The days grow shorter, the darkness starts to take over. In late October and early December, the rains come, and if it's cold enough, we are greeted by snow.

The rivers seem to slow as ice starts to form. The sunset, seemingly brief, tries to give us one last ounce of warmth, but the cold wins at the end of the day.

Today is the last day of autumn. Tomorrow, winter officially takes hold of the land for three months. Tomorrow, we have the least amount of daylight.

And then it starts to get better.

Goodbye, autumn.

Monday, December 16: the last visible autumn sunset in Ottawa for 2013.

Happy Friday!

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