Early fall is a magical time of year here on the southern West Coast. When the rainy season lasts for literally eight months out the year, we treasure these few short weeks of warm, clear days and crisp, cool nights between the heat and humidity of summer and the start of winter’s rain and grey skies.
But I love the colours most of all. To me, autumn on the West Coast means blazing reds, dramatic golds, and earthy browns, all set against the backdrop of a ridiculously blue sky.
The otherwordly glow of late afternoon sunlight shining through a golden canopy of shimmering leaves.
Our mild temperatures also mean that flowers often hang on right through to November. I found these bright blooms still thriving in the planter at my daughter’s school on Friday. I wish I knew more about flowers so I could tell you what kind they are, but I haven’t a clue.
Sadly, I think I grabbed these fall shots just in the nick of time. It rained all day today, and with that it looks like we’ve reached the end of our magical golden days for this year.
What’s your favourite thing about this time of year?