Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Betweens Time

It's been raining here for what seems to be forever. Three inches in the past 24 hours, and this autumn seems to have become centered on the assault of that cooler weather along with the persistent deluges of recent days. The colors that were just beginning to peak on our wind driven leaves but now much has been washed off most of the area trees and all that is left dangling the tree branches are a few of those the plain and sometimes pale leaves of yellows and browns.

Of course the later days of October seem to often drive the colors from our West Michigan fall days, but I had been hoping for a longer and more protracted season since I love the fall so much. But it just wasn't to be.

So as we are entering that season prior to winter that seems to be a buffer zone of grays and browns where the cold winds and unlimited rain prevail. I have to say I am hoping for the beginnings of that season of no color and landscapes that haunt us with a white covering and shapes that better reflect the moon's surface rather than our own homeland, earth.

Soon. Very soon. After all, it is almost November.


  1. I can't believe how this year has flown by and really I don't think I even got to enjoy it I better slow down soon....I do love the fall colors though and we have also had a lot of rain..

    Dorothy from grammology

  2. I will enjoy the snow for a while, but it gets old after awhile for me. I prefer the other three seasons.

  3. Hi Dorothy and Linda,
    I love fall, but I also love winter(I know I am a stranger person!)! We all go so terribly fast in our lives and it really makes us slow down.

    The grandkids and I enjoy making snow angels and snowmen and then come in and enjoy hot cocoa and marshmallows - the kids call cocoa "marshmallow soup!"

    Besides, the artist in me loves the images I can create with my camera and on paper!

  4. It's the good season, or the start of it, down here in Florida. The heat is finally giving way!

  5. It is raining here to. will be all week. I just found your blog. very nice.

  6. Thanks for the comment, Karen! I will check out your blog since my Mom and Grandmom both had that dread disease and we had to deal with it a long time.