Today we are experiencing the first autumn storm. The west coast is being pounded by hurricane winds and hard rain while we in the east feel the force of this storm in the violent gusts that rip through the trees outside and make my chimney howl.
In my mind and my pictures I rather revisit yesterday. It was one of the most beautiful autumn days on record. Sunny, cool, wind still. The air was fresh and nature bursting with colours. It was my day off and became one of those days when everything is just right. I spend most of my Friday outside, tending to my garden an terrace, an activity I enjoy immensely. I purchased fall flowers and plants, such as Heather and plenty of evergreens, which are hardy enough to survive the winter. And of course a pumpkin as October is not right without one. I also planted a plethora of spring bulbs, hoping to be greeted by multitude of Crocuses, Tulips, Daffodils and Hyacinths comes February-March.
When I look out onto my backyard as I write this, I can not believe the difference one day can make. As the rain is pounding at my window panes, and the hurricane force gusts forces the tress almost to level with the ground, the below picture collage seems almost unreal.