The Current Normal – the End of Summer is Out the Window

Another glorious fall day, today, sun and cloud with skirling winds taking all my leaves off the tree and dropping them on my lawn. At a few points to day, I looked out the window at the autumn splendour. How the trees have grown in the last 29 + years.

All photos taken on September 23/20.

The End of Summer

The end of summer

comes in a blaze of colour

outside our windows.

Amur Cherry in NW planting bed.
Amur Maple and neighbour’s Green Ash to NE
The 5 O’clock crow comes for a quieter visit in my Schubert Chokecherry
My neighbour’s Mountain Ash is ablaze with colour
Another Amur Cherry in my backyard
The lacy Schubert Chokecherry with leaves that are now purple & black

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23 thoughts on “The Current Normal – the End of Summer is Out the Window

    1. For sure. The leaves are mostly long gone here, given our recent high winds and snow is forecast for Friday. I installed my snow tires yesterday. I’m ready, but that does not mean I like it. Thanks for reading and commenting. Stay well. Allan

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    1. Leaves are gone here now, too and there is this white stuff on the house roof…..hmm, I know we are not close to any white sand beaches, so I’m gonna say it …..Snuh…..Snuh…..Snow. Yikes. Who could have seen this coming. Thanks for reading. Allan

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      1. That’s what happens North of 49. After June 21, the sun starts to move South and leave us with cooler weather. Only 5 1/2 months ’til spring. Yay.


  1. It seems this year our trees are changing in stages. Some years I will look over our town and see a nice mix of yellow and red, but this year it’s like yellow, a lot of green, some brown, and a few red.

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    1. It is like even the fall colours are depressed by the situation. The blaze of yellow disappeared into dull brown pretty quickly here. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan


  2. Here in Missouri, Fall is still in its early stages. The leaves are beginning to turn and the temps are cooling down. But yes, Summer does leave us in a riot of color! And your photos of it are just lovely.

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  3. Wow! These are some seriously stunning fall colours. In Ireland, autumn is pretty much in early stages, but it’s different to all the previous years. Some of the trees are already without the leaves while others are still green. Nothing makes sense about 2020 anyway 😹 Thanks for sharing and take care 😊 Aiva

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    1. Glad you have some fall remaining. 2020 is a do-over I think. Our colours are mostly gone now and there is this thin coating f white on my grass. Somehow, I don’t think it is beach sand. Thanks for reading Aiva. Allan

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    1. I love the red too, likely because it is rare on the prairies. But I could not believe how beautiful the aspens in Jasper were in late September, from green to orange to red to yellow. Have never seen a display like this before. Thanks for reading Angie.

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