Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I can feel it coming in the air tonight ....


actually it's more like I can feel it in the air this morning ... yup ... it is here ... i felt it this morning when i was driving daughter to work ... moisture in the air ... a coolness in the morning air that wasn't there yesterday ... we drive past a maple tree in the park ... one small branch is full of vibrant red leaves ... and as we drive, dried leaves fall from trees and litter the street and sidewalk with brown ... and yet it is still summer .... most of the trees are a beautiful green, but autumn and all of its colourful glory is making her way here ... taking the green away ... replacing this one beautiful & vibrant colour with the first three colours of the rainbow ... kinda funny how that works ... I will miss the green, even though there are plenty of evergreens, i will miss the brilliant green foliage that is here all spring and summer ... i mourn the day when i look out my window and just see stark naked branches ... no leaves ... no chirping birds ... no insane squirrels ... well okay ... that is a lie ... those damn squirrels are always around ... but i will miss the green ...

Geez, was that like the shortest post ever for me??? I'm sparing you all a great deal of reading today ... As ever, this post was brought to you by the colour GREEN, the beautiful and soulful Jenny Matlock and her Rainbow Summer School Meme ... check it out ... and enjoy the day reading some very interesting takes on the colour green!

Some pics ... most of them are very recent


dd was 5 when this photo was shot ... love the green grass and the great big autumn coloured leaf

The rec centre has a "green" roof, with plants growing atop it

Yummy Carleton ware

love the old green felt lining in my Mom's bronzed baby shoes

the bike police wear green safety vests ... now this is on the side of a highway ... i shot while driving (don't try it) these officers actually had a car pulled over ... I find myself wondering how fast they must have been pedalling

just a great big beautiful leaf

bamboo

shadows of green ....

at the conservatory ... leaves against the glass roof

20 comments:

Jingle said...

cute greens...

thanks for sharing!

Vicki said...

AWWW, like you, I'll miss the greens. But I love the colors of Autumn also, and the wonderful temperatures! But...I'll miss the greens...

Great pictures you shared, Thanks :)

mrs. c said...

I like the green but I love the warn colors of autumn! YOur photos are lovely, you have a great eye. I hope you enjoy these last days of summer.

Viki said...

On my neighbor's tree the other day, I noticed a few of his leaves are starting to turn colors too. I was shocked with the heat we've been having. I'll give up the green if we can just have cooler temperatures for more than a few days here and there. Great green pictures.

Annesphamily said...

I like these greens! You made an excellent rainbow post today! It is amazing that fall is near and summer just getting on as a memory! Thanks for sharing. Anne

PERMANENT POSIES said...

Well, down in Texas it is 105 and it cools down to the low 90's at night...hahah. No fall in the air there. I am actually in the mountains though for a break from the heat and I feel it too up here. I do love all the green leaves but I don't mind the dead looking branches. They have a sort of beauty in them. Nice post....

Kat said...

Wonderful greens. I especially love the photo of the single large leaf. Beautiful play of light!

My name is PJ. said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful - especially photos 1,3 and 4!!!!

Mary said...

Love the green roof on the rec center :-)

I'm soooo looking forward to fall in the air...we'll be lucky if that's the end of October!

myorii said...

I can't believe that you're already seeing hints of autumn already! It still feels like the middle of summer here! I do look forward to seeing all the leaves change colors too though, just like you, I'll miss all the green when winter rolls around and all the trees are bare again.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I will miss the green, but not the pollen.

Thanks for stopping by.

Nora Johnson said...

Love all the green in your post - the bamboo and all the leaves! Yes, we're already seeing signs of autumn here in S Spain too! Terrific post.

Have a good weekend,

LOLA:)

btw My own AlphabeThursday Green is posted if you can join meHERE!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

In South Florida we never get the ROY of the trees. I miss that.

Sue said...

Your green things are pretty cool! I especially liked the felt lining of those baby shoes.

=)

Cheryl said...

Early in August the days shorten and my SAD sets in. I can feel autumn before anything except vibrant green is showing its colors.

Was under the SAD lamp already this week to get much needed Vit. D.

Melinda Cornish said...

I love the color green....today it was rainy and very green and cool out in our back garden...I really enjoyed it!

Lourie said...

I don't get a lot of autumn colors here. But I do have a maple in my yard so I have a taste! You are right about those crazy squirrels.

Jenny said...

I'm really, really trying to swallow back my envy that you're feeling fall to tell you how much I liked your Rainbow Summer School Green link!

I will have to throw your head back and take that wonderful scent in for me, too.

We are months away from fall here in the desert!

Thank you for linking this week!

A+

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Great greens! and haha...you sound like me when you commented about having the shortest post ever...at least, I really try to be brief, but somehow, it just doesnt happen!

Cute pic of your dd when she was little :o) And I LOVE your mom's bronzed baby shoes!!!

Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you so much for stopping by! And happy that you enjoyed the drawings :o)

Susan said...

great pics, loved the one of your daughter!
Susan