It’s just started raining — but no one here is crying. We’ve had virtually no rain for weeks and weeks, and the fields and forests and farms have been drying out. Yesterday (Wednesday) was another typically beautiful (and dry) autumn day, so my wife Jan and I decided to get out and enjoy the afternoon sunshine.
I rode my bike, while she walked. So it’s Jan who gets credit for the following photos, showing how autumn looks in the Greater Daglan Area’s Céou River Valley. We begin with a Virginia creeper vine, right in the village itself:
Next, on the back road that takes you up to Le Peyruzel, a tree that’s turned red as well:
Red is actually a fairly rare autumn colour here, because our forests lack the maples and other varieties that give southern Ontario such a vibrant autumn display of reds and oranges, as well as yellows. In the GDA, the dominant autumn colour is yellow, as this photo of a walnut grove shows:
Yellow is also the dominant fall colour in this photo, of a hillside that Jan passed on her walk:
Of course many of our trees don’t lose their leaves at all, and there is still plenty of green to be seen –including the grass in the fields. While some of the fields have become fairly dried out, there are still lots of lush patches, like this:
Now if today’s rain would just continue for a while — and our fingers are crossed — we can expect to see lots of green for the remainder of the fall, and even throughout our so-called “winter.” You know, the season when it gets kind of cool, at least by Canadian standards.