Signs of Fall – But I’m Not Ready…

Nancy Merrill Photography challenges on her Photo a Week Challenge:  A PHOTO OR TWO (OR THREE OR…) OF THINGS THAT MEAN FALL TO YOU.

Oh, dear. I knew it was too good to be true.  Can you see it? Look close! It’s right in my front yard. It’s coming and I’m not ready. It’s coming and there’s nothing I can do about it! I really find it hard to believe that we’re already ending summer and beginning autumn. Living here in the Blue Ridge Mountains, I am anxiously waiting to see what our fall foliage will look like come the middle of October. Hopefully, I’ll be posting autumn leaves again in a prettier format!

See the red leaves among the green? The leaves are already starting to turn. Fall followed by cold weather can’t be long away. I might have mentioned on previous occasions that I’m not a fan of the cold. But one good thing — I do love the fall colors and we’re right in the heart of it come October!


My front yard!

Our covered driveway!

Local pumpkin!

One Word Photo Challenge: Autumn

Here in central Florida, we don’t get much of an autumn (or winter or spring for that matter!).  But sometimes there are tells like when the temperature averages about 20 degrees cooler than summer.  For example, our morning temps are in the 60s and afternoon highs are in the upper 70s.  And the humidity finally drops to livable. Here are some more autumn tells for central Florida:

This one is pretty much everywhere — PUMPKINS, PUMPKINS, PUMPKINS!!Pumpkins_Fotor

The changing of the leaves on the trees — okay, so there are no brilliant reds, oranges, or yellows.Autumn leaves_Fotor

And many of our trees shed their leaves and blooms this time of year, too!
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And, last but not least, all of the autumn decor appears everywhere! Of course, along with the autumn decor, come October we’re seeing Christmas decorations all in the stores now. sigh….scarecrow_Fotor

I must admit, though, after having grown up in Kentucky, I really do miss the bright colors of the fall foliage.