Thursday, October 10, 2013

immediacy

Strangely, for a time of year that sees the wild critters in a flurry of planning for the future, autumn really forces you to live in the moment. Particularly here, in the shadow of the Rockies, where the brilliant season passes in a flash, you don't have the liberty of waiting until tomorrow to take in the colours and the smells of autumn. 

Basking must be done now. Two weeks of colour and the autumn winds will bring down any clinging leaves, inevitably followed by the first snow of the year. 

In Alberta, in the autumn, we are all Buddhists.

5 comments:

umbrellalady said...

Great picture and so true of all the prairie provinces as well!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I had to take those photos during the 10 seconds that they existed, Kathy. Time waits for no photographer.

Vol-E said...

Don't worry about being too busy to notice winter, however. It will come back for an encore in May...

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Absolutely and cruelly true, Vol-E! Not that I mind missing winter in the first place...

SkylersDad said...

Our climate isn't quite as harsh, but close. We go from green to fall colors to zip in about 3 weeks.