Technically, it’s still summer, but it feels like Fall is coming.
It’s amazing how you can take a picture of the same location at the same time of day and the result will be different depending on the time of the year.
There is a chill in the air, and the leaves in some places are already starting to turn. I haven’t always enjoyed the seasons. There is a kind of loss that comes with Fall and Winter. As a native of California, we never experienced much of the seasons. It made life very predictable and maybe less interesting. You feel like you’re in a kind of stasis.
Here in New England, Fall is one of the most beautiful and magical times of the year. It’s also one of the most temperate and pleasant times of the year. There is the turning of the leaves. There are the locally grown apples which you can pick off the tree. With the coming of Fall, the light in the afternoon seems softer and maybe more gentle.
Seeing the end of summer and the turning of the seasons is a reminder to me of the ending and beginning of things. It’s a reminder to me how each season, carries it’s own beauty and brings it’s own kind of blessing.
There is a kind of blessing that comes when you’re able to enjoy the season for what it brings. Its something I’ve grown to appreciate. To receive what is being given and to enjoy it, however long it lasts.
Like many of the pictures I’ve taken this year, these were taken at my local Mass Audubon Sanctuary in Belmont, Massachusetts.