My Autumn Post
November 7, 2017 7:20am CST
After what seemed like an endless wait for Autumn, suddenly it arrived overnight. The evening air has a nip to it and it gets chilly as the night progresses. For my evening outings I have taken out those light, lacy stoles which look nice draped and can be flung off inside the room. We don’t call it Fall here, the trees remain green you see. What then is my Autumn? The starry starry nights and the fragrance of the night jasmine.The misty veil of the mornings , not yet a fog .The glistening dew covering the grassy fields making them shimmer and shine in the early morning sunlight.The grain maturing in the rice fields. And , my water lilies resurfacing like magic. The past year saw a lot of road construction being done, the wetlands did the disappearing act. I wondered whether I would see the flowers again. But here they are again ! Only this time ,they seem to have plenty of other plants to keep them company. It is not just the water lilies but grasses and some purple flowers on long stalks. I asked my Botany friend why this is so and she said , it is called Ecological succession. Biological communities create a continuing changing mix of different species within that area. I wonder what the place will look like next year? Photo:The lilies and all, this year
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• Delhi, India
Picture is so nice. You place seem to be so natural unlike mine I don't see such things at my place. Just hear horns of vehicles and people just rushing on the road. You are blessed that you live at such place. I wish if I could also have an opportunity. I remember when last year we went to kedarnath we saw many such things and I always wish if I can explore such places every year.
• St. Catharines, Ontario
It is definitely autumn now here in St Catharines. It tried showing up in August for a few days, but we all screamed "Not yet!" and it went away. It kept trying to sneak in in September and October and finally got a solid foothold this past week. I'm not liking it.
That looks like some of the ricefields I passed by whenever I go home to our hometown on a Saturday. It' really amazing how those wildflowers would sprout when the weather becomes conducive to the plants. I wonder if those purple flowers is another variety of daisies? They look beautiful!