Sunday, October 28, 2012

Last of the Fall Foliage

Like many people, my mood takes a nosedive every October. By November, I'm usually a huge mess. But I've been fighting the downward spiral and trying to appreciate the beauty of the fleeting season, soaking in whatever I can to make it through the five months of Canadian winter that is looming on the horizon. I think every Canadian will agree with me that we really need a holiday in November, right?? Remembrance Day does not count.

I tried to take advantage of good weather days and go for short walks around the neighbourhood after work (to be honest, I have no energy for long walks). It's raining constantly now and it makes me feel better to look at what once was.

LEAVES.











MORE LEAVES.










WINTER IS COMING. 






(AND CHRISTMAS - YAY!)

I love nutcrackers. (Picture taken at The Bay)

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. And to those under Hurricane Sandy warnings, be safe!

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  1. I went to Central Park the other day and the leaves weren't even completely yellow (no red ones in sight! sad). now with this hurricane all the trees will be naked by the end. I feel robbed of autumn

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  2. Great pictures of foliage! We are having Indian Summer in SF!

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  3. The leaves here don't change as much as they do in your part of the world, I'm told, but some of them still do and it's quite beautiful. I love it, especially since leaves don't change color at all in HI :P

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    1. Really? Didn't know that re: Seattle. Since I can't enjoy the heat of Hawaii, I suppose the changing leaves will do. :)

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  4. I love the leaves! It is beautiful here too. I was in Cardiff where all the maple leaves were red and simply stunning! Made me think and it is true that Canada and UK are on the same latitudes. Love autumn and dreading the cold :( hugs to you and hope we cope the winter better. x

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    1. Oh, that is true! I think you guys get more rain than snow, though. Yeah, I'm kind of looking forward to breaking out the heavy winter gear but dreading the lack of sun. Thanks, Su! :)

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  5. Such beautiful, vibrant colors in that last "LEAVES." photo! I love looking up and seeing the crisp blue sky peeking through the leaves and branches.

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    1. That's become one of my favourite things to do! You get both the sunny sky AND the fall leaves in one shot. :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm trying to learn and having some fun. :)

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  7. LEAVES!! Love it. They are all off the trees here and on the ground now. Just skeletons left.
    Nutcrackers creep me out! :) I saw them at the Bay and they are big suckers!

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    1. After this bout of rain, our trees will be bare-branched, too. :(

      LOL @ "big suckers"! I saw a cartoon version of The Nutcracker as a kid in Korea and always loved it ever since. They are creepy but I still love them. :)

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  8. Ooh, a squirrel! I'm impressed you were able to capture a photo :) The leaves on the tree next to my apartment have already blown away, but I'm enjoying the other ones around the neighborhood.

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    1. We had a staring contest that lasted about three full minutes! I interrupted his acorn pilfering and he was so torn about whether to drop the nut and run or stay put and eat, LOL. Glad to hear you're enjoying fall, too. :)

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  9. PRETTY PRETTY PRETTY! Also that squirrel looks a bit evil, or is that just me imagining things again?

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    1. It looks like he's evil but he was really just a big wimp!

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  10. YAAAAYYYYY LEAVES!!! God, I love fall. There's seriously nothing I don't like about fall.

    Also, that squirrel actually looks like the devil incarnate.

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    1. Enjoy it while it lasts!!!

      He's not that evil, just hungry. WHICH YOU AND I CAN TOTALLY RELATE TO. lol

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  11. Awww what a cute little chunky squirrel! I WANT!! :D

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  12. Gorgeous :) Our leaves aren't quite as crazy color-changing 'round these parts (on the upside, it's always green here), but I've been enjoying the ones that are changing. And I dread the day they are bare, *sob*.

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    1. The pics were taken in a period of about a month, because not all leaves change at the same time and some trees were starting to go bare while others were just starting to turn. It's a good thing I really enjoyed that one particularly sunny day because today it feels like the sun is never going to shine again! *sobs with you*

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  13. And here I am surrounded by bright green foliage as we head towards summer but your post makes autumn seem so romantic. Gorgeous pictures Liz - one day I'll get back to Canada to see the squirrels again!

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    1. I'm so envious of your summer! Will be living vicariously through you and the other Aussies. :) The squirrels miss you!

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  14. AAAGGGH. black squirrel! He looks like a member of the Knight's Watch ^_^

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  15. How charming, the Autumn landscapes, so astonishingly attractive :) mainly when talking about those ones from Canada.
    Happy season, dear!
    Seelah. *

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