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Autumn Daze

1st shots in first 5 slide shows taken on May 4, 2022, 2nd shots on May 26, 2022, 3rd shots taken on June 16, 2022, 4th shots taken on July 14, 2022, 5th shots taken on August 10, 2022 and 6th shots taken on September 28, 2022.

Where did the summer go? As it turns out, nowhere. Here we are, near the end of September and temperatures are still in the upper 20s C.

I thought I would complete my spring through summer yard series, by showing how the yard looks with most of the garden produce harvested and soil turned over, the beds edged and the lawn cut and almost leaf-free. That changed within minutes of taking the photos.

Autumn Daze ©

Foliage all ablaze

as we enter the next phase,

in an autumn daze.

Metamorphosis 1

Metamorphosis 2

Metamorphosis 3

Metamorphosis 4

Metamorphosis 5

Another angle

Side Yard

Petunias still chugging along. Still no killing (or any) frost

View from the deck

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

19 thoughts on “Autumn Daze

  1. I love your progression photos, Allan. Here, the first frost is usually late October/early November, so while the daily temperature is about 2 or 3 above normal, frost wouldn’t be expected yet. Having spent a lot of time in Edmonton, I’m surprised by how warm your September has been. Climate change …

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    1. I figured these were easier to catch than our walking ones. We often get a killing frost by mid September here, as we are at Latitude 53. This year, it looks good all the way to October 7. The fall colours are primo here right now. Thanks for reading and commenting Lynette. Allan

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    1. Thanks John. I did a fair bit of tidy up today and figured it was the right time to do the photo update. I’ll likely add one more to the sequence when we get our winter white. Thanks for reading. Hope your week is going well. Allan

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  2. Very tidy yard. Be careful of that glass ball on the table. My sister had blue one of those. She used it like a paperweight to hold the napkins down and keep them from blowing away when she was expecting guests on her patio. The napkins nearly caught fire from the magnifying effects of the glass in the sun. They were smoking already.

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    1. Thanks very much. We do watch the ball. The good news is that when the sun is hottest, it is on the North side of the house and by the time it gets to the South side, it does not have as much intensity. We checked, because we did not want to damage the Chilewich runner. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan

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  3. Great seasonal shots Allan. It’s much cooler here now and the leaves are just beginning to turn though we haven’t had any frosts yet. I think we will put the barbecue and parasol back in the garage this weekend as I doubt we will get a chance to use them again.

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    1. Looking 10 days ahead, our daily highs will still be 20 or so with no rain in sight. I do wish we would get some rain. While our BBQ frequency may drop, we barbecue all year round, even at -20 C. Soon, I will have to create the back deck bubble again. Thanks for reading Marion. Have a great Thursday. Allan

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    1. Hi Linda. 27 here yesterday and 33 in Lethbridge. Still going to 21 in the cloud today. We ill take a lingering fall. Still lots of walks and bike rides to do. Thanks. It was an interesting project. I will try to add a winter white scene to complete the sequence. Thanks for reading. Happy Thursday. Allan

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    1. Thanks Ann. We are living on borrowed time right now. Our first frost will be likely closer to the middle of October this year rather than the middle of September. They are predicting a severe winter. Time will tell. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan

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    1. I have not got all the slides exactly in the right place, but you get the idea. The last one will be snow. High temps here yet, so not sure when that will come. Typically, we get our first snow that stays somewhere around Hallowe’en. Thanks for reading and commenting Ruth. Allan

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