The theme set by Eileen for October is Autumn. Growing up in a tropical country, autumn was just another word, just like spring, summer, winter, and snow! The seasons I grew up with were the rainy season (when the monsoon rains came, twice a year in the area where I lived) and the dry season (when there were no monsoon rains). Then, I went to Wisconsin where I got to experience the season named autumn to the fullest! But, autumn in southern California is not that well defined a season! Summer lingers well into autumn, more so in some years than in others. The days do get colder, eventually, but, most trees don't change color and the few that do, usually turn yellow, not all the beautiful reds and oranges that typically signify autumn (at least, in my neighborhood) and, of course, I am not traveling to see the more typical autumnal sights.
But, here are my autumn offerings - photos of what autumn represents to me:
Leaves changing color:
And falling, which gives us the other name for the season: Fall
|More Fallen Leaves!|
Pumpkins, even if they are blue and not orange:
And with the cooler days, more baking:
Later, in November, autumn will also mean Thanksgiving, but, that's a whole different month, isn't it?
Thank you, Eileen, for this opportunity to participate in the monthly photo challenge! I have had fun participating. I'm looking forward to seeing what the theme will be for November!
I like your photographs and interesting to read about what autumn has meant you. To me it's always been scrunching through those golden crisp fallen leaves underfoot.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Eileen. :) I'm sure Tilly would love a nice pile of leaves to jump into!Delete
You have certainly captured some very significant things of Autumn's glory. I always think that November, much like March, don't really belong to any season. November often feels like it wants to be part of October's glory, but sulks because it knows everyone is waiting for December.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Mary-Lou. :) I like November! November means birthdays (mine), poppies (for remembrance), and Thanksgiving (pumpkin pie!) :DDelete
Very nice photos. Autumn has such pretty colors associated with it.ReplyDelete
Thank you, June. It does have some lovely colors associated with it, doesn't it? :)Delete
Great photos Bless, and thanks for joining in. I do like your scarecrow and your Halloween decoration.ReplyDelete
The theme for November is 'Beginning with F'.
Thank you, Eileen; I enjoyed participating. Time to take down the Halloween decorations; I'll put up the Thanksgiving wreath in a couple of weeks. :)Delete
Beginning with F - hm, I will have to ask a certain kitty if he has any ideas! :D
"F" is for "feline"!ReplyDelete
You have done really well. I wasn't sure how much of an "autumn" you really got in California, but I am glad to see that you do witness the colours turning and leaves falling.
Now - why didn't I think of food...? (Must be a first!)
Oh, yes! F is for "feline" and "fur babies"!Delete
Thank you! Some areas in California (northern California, in the mountains, etc.) have more of a noticeable autumn than we do in southern California. There are a certain type of tree here that does show more of the red orange leaves, but, I just didn't leave my house and garden to go in search of them!
Ha, ha, you can do the food for November! :)
Your photos certainly have an autumn feel about them! We still have some colourful leaves around, such a variety of hues. I even found a small oak tree with red leaves. Usually they turn bronze. I love our American beech trees as they keep their fall orange leaves and give colour even when the other trees are bare.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Bushlady. I'm sure autumn is very beautiful and colorful, up there. Mother Nature flaunting her colors before she pulls a blanket of snow over it. :)Delete
Even with a softly edge autumn you've come up with some nice pictures for the season.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Debra. :)Delete