Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

December in Toronto seems to be an in-between season: the beautiful leaves of Autumn have all fallen onto the ground; and no snow yet covers the grounds. We have had the cold days, the moments when snow has fallen gently to the ground. But the flurries melt as they hit the ground; or are gone soon after.

But December shows the change in the Christian calendar. It is a time when those who believe in Jesus begin to think on his birth. It is also a time when Christmas trees are put up; and when the outdoors are changed with decoration. I walk in the streets of my neighbourhood and I see sights like this:

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
A Christmas Planter. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

The Christmas planters give colour to the dull and grey surroundings. Christmas trees are put up with the gold, red and silver baubles proclaiming the joy of the Christmas season.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
Christmas Tree on a Building. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

Tree fronds have been planted in the side-walk planters and these have been interspersed with colour.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
Christmas Planters (2). © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

I enjoy as well the Christmas planters that hang from the street lamps. The red stands out against the backdrop of a winter sky.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
Hanging Christmas Planters. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

I enjoy the sights of this changing season. And I know that once Christmas has passed, I shall see the snow on the ground and the world will become a winter wonderland.

Do you see this seasonal change in your neighbourhood?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

(This post was inspired by the prompt found on The Daily Post at WordPress.com)

28 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

  1. Lovely photographs Colline! Here in San Antonio, Texas, we know the season has changed only because it isn’t quite as hot! Actually winters here are mild and very nice. It did snow my first winter here, but only a little bit…. seeing snow in palm trees was pretty cool though!


  2. A nice response to the challenge, Colline. The juxtaposition of the holiday trimmings against a late Fall setting was perfectly captured. We’re in the same state here and the trimmings, to me, won’t look “right” until they have some snow on them.


    1. We are hoping that this year they will be covered with snow on Christmas day. In the past it has always happened a couple of days after. Maybe we will get our wish this year 🙂


    1. We have had flurries, and thin sprinkling on the ground which has melted in a few hours. We are still waiting for a snowstorm, or falling snow throughout the day.


  3. Ahhh, I miss this street Colline. And, I miss Toronto. Thanks for sharing these lovely shots of a beautiful city. I love winter. Looking forward to seeing more of the white stuff since we didn’t really get a winter last year!


  4. Great photos, the people responsible have gone to a lot of trouble for everyone to enjoy. They decorations are lovely.
    PS I love the photo you have in your header. You look so happy and the falling snow makes a lovely wintery effect 🙂


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