Monday, August 31, 2015

A Late Summer Walk



Rain and fierce wind on Saturday gave way to washed, blue skies on Sunday. Perfect for an afternoon walk around the bog. 

There's a hint of gold in the foliage, a portent of what's just around the corner. 


Hawthorn berries are turning rich red.
 

Under the closed tree canopy, a cool trickle of water and dappled maple leaves could trick one into thinking summer is here to stay.
 

But there, against the fence, in the open, there's no doubt about the season. Today, on the last day of August, Autumn waits in the wings while Summer sings her farewell.

Linking with Mosaic Monday, hosted by Judith of Lavender Cottage. 

36 comments:

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos! Happy Mosaic Monday!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

A lovely walk and how pretty those brilliant red berries are!

Elizabethd said...

I think Summer has been singing a farewell here for some time. We seem to have gone into Autumn without very much Summer....maybe we will have an Indian Summer.
What lovely maple leaves.

Stephanie said...

Sweet Lorrie, thank you for taking us along your beautiful walk. The berries are quite lovely!

Have a wonderful week, my dear. Hugs!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, lovely images. The last shot of the fall colors is pretty. It is still pretty hot here. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Barbara Lilian said...

Beautiful photos taken on your walk. I don't want summer to end. But must admit those red leaves look they are saying good bye to summer.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos Lorrie! Yes, one can really detect the golden tone to the foliage now and also a few pops of red or orange. Happy September to you. I hope the weather will be favourable to us all.

Jill said...

"a portent of what's just around the corner" a pleasant and pretty phrase. (oh in the last post...cute clothes you just whipped up for those grands!)

Madelief said...

How pretty nature looks!

Wishing you a lovely week Lorrie!

Madelief x

Sea Cottage said...

Oh it is lovely. I do like the washing of rain.

Dewena said...

Beautifully written, Lorrie. I can see it too here but your photographs picture it so vividly, the lingering beauty of summer as we wait for the magnificence of Autumn.

Mary said...

I love knowing Autumn is waiting in the wings. Beautiful photos Lorrie.
Raining here today off and on, but we need it desperately for the gardens. We aren't doing much out there now - still hot, and mozzies out for blood - but we've decided late Oct.and Nov. will be when we go full throttle and do something worthwhile in our so overgrown garden.

Mary x

Amy at love made my home said...

Beautiful colours and signs of things to come!! xx

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I can honestly say that I wish the hot weather here would lift and we could feel a bit of Autumn in the air...but it is hot, hazy and humid here....your coloured leaves look so pretty.

Vee said...

More signs of autumn there than here and oh so pretty! (Wishing you a wonderful school year.)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A perfect summer to fall transitional post. And it seems like Autumn here already. I'm glad for the cool and we even had some rain. Needed!

Donna said...

A beautiful post and perfect for celebrating the change of seasons!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Gorgeous photos, Lorrie and full of hints of the autumn days ahead!

Debby Ray said...

Oh Lorrie, your late summer walk was just beautiful! I could swear that last tree thinks it's fall already! I was noticing that many of the trees around here are also turning WAY early!

podso said...

Beautiful walk. Loved the deep blue sky and the last photo of the leaves is quite spectacular. Fall is in the air!

Marilyn Miller said...

Normally I don't like that summer is singing a farewell, but enjoying the feel of fall coming around the corner this year. An adventure soon your way and hoping for the colors of fall.

Jen @ The Light Laughed said...

Lovely shots of those red leaves Lorrie...yes it's too soon, but then again it's always too soon isn't it?

We have rain, had to share that ...because as you know, it's rather unusual to get it this time of year. I'm glad to hear that everyone has some.

Jen

Sheila said...

I enjoyed seeing your late summer pictures Lorrie and the five or more. Lucky you to have to have the children visiting!

Deanna Rabe said...

Love this post. The signs of autumn are on the trees here too, just a hint of it, of course.

Deanna

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Lorrie, I enjoyed my walk with you in your beautiful corner of the world. Lovely pics.

Wishing you a beautiful September 1st tomorrow...
Brenda
xox

newenglandgardenandthread said...

The maple trees have started turning here and there and there are crispy leaves starting to show up. I'm never ready. :-)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Lorrie, I so enjoyed walking about with you through your nature photographs! There's not a hint of Fall here, but I see glimpses of it through your lens.
I also enjoyed reading about the visit with your grands, and seeing the darling skirts and the shirt that you whipped up.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Here we are in September and there's subtle changes happening already. The hawthorne berries caught my eye - they'd be great for a fall arrangement.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Lorrie.

happywonderer.com said...

Love that last line! A great description. I want to get out today for a walk about the neighborhood.

Sally Croft said...

Love your photos Lorrie. However,it is always difficult to say goodbye to summer. This year I have noticed a number of trees changing in the GTA,(Greater Toronto Area) which is unusual this early in September.
Hope it doesn't mean an early winter!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love seeing the leaves change at the end of summer. It's a beautiful time of year. Love your bright blue sky too! Enjoy your week. Hugs, Diane

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your area does have many touches of Fall color - pretty.
Probably will be another month and half or more before any change of color around here.
Thanks for stopping by. My daughter always keeps a big supply of beanies made up in all sizes for those cold days. The Grands friends put in special requests also.
Enjoy your evening.

Ida said...

So loving that last shot of the gorgeous leaves.Signs of Autumn are showing up here too. It's raining today.

Mary Cromer said...

Such a lovely walk share and oh the colours they are a changing~

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh, what a beautiful, Fall~inspired post, dear Lorrie... And such wonderful captures too...there certainly is so much beauty in Autumn...I love all the crisp reds, browns and golds with the hints of yellos and dark greens! Blessings and joy to you!
Kelly-ANne

Storybook Woods said...

Beautiful photos. There is a change in the weather. Fall is hare and it is cold!! Enjoy Clarice