The Changing Seasons: November

On Saturday morning I walked through the park and realised that all the leaves had been blown off of the trees. Thursday and Friday had been bitterly cold with an icy wind that seemed to go through our Autumn jackets.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015
A neighbourhood park. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

As I walked through the park, I noticed how dreary the place looked. Even though it is still Autumn, the area has the feel of winter about it.

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A park scene. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

Even the bench I shared with Jude a couple of weeks ago no longer looks inviting:

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A park bench. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

I saw the sun rising behind the buildings but even the little bit of colour in the sky did not take away the threat of an approaching winter.

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Sunrise in the park. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

The branches of trees reach up towards the sky as Old Man Winter slowly creeps into our lives.

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(This post is inspired by Cardinal Guzman’s Monthly Challenge: The Changing Seasons in which bloggers post pictures of the same location throughout the year. The location I have chosen to focus on is the nearby public park.)

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19 thoughts on “The Changing Seasons: November

  1. I agree, Coline. The winds this week seemed to have hurried the leaves’ departure. Still, there is one species of tree whose leaves are still pretty much intact. The other side of my street has a few of them. I’ve learned, the hard way, to postpone my fall clean up until they’ve released their leaves. When they get done dropping leaves, our properties looks like they’ve not been touched for years.

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    1. When my children were younger they were extremely disappointed when people raked up the leaves. They always enjoyed walking through them and jumping in them. I am sure the neighbourhood children appreciate your delay in cleaning up the leaves on the sidewalk 🙂

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  2. I like the way the trees look when they are stripped down and their bones are visible, but then, I am one of those weird people who like winter. Nice reflection on late autumn, Colline. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Robin. Though I do miss the beauty of the Fall foliage (we lost it too soon this year), there is a certain beauty to be found in the starkness of a winter tree.

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  3. Yes, same here Colline, the trees were turning nicely and then the rain and wind came and now they look like they did in March! With the exception of one or two that are hanging on to some colour. The flat light and grey sky don’t help either 😦

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      1. All about to change for us apparently at the weekend – cold air coming down from Scandinavia! Actually I don’t mind that if it is accompanied by sun and blue skies, at least I can go out with the camera 🙂

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