Our second summer or Indian summer has been gorgeous. On Saturday morning I went for a little walk up and down the road near our house....about 2 city block lengths....to see the fall colours. I couldn't believe how much the trees have turned in the past few days. The tip off was one of the sugar maples in our yard which seemed to turn in the last 2 days. (photo below)
This tree is 40 feet tall or more so this is just the top of it. I love the golden orange colour.
I'll just let you look at my pictures. Enjoy. Warning!! There are a lot. But, they're too pretty not to share.
These next photos are a neighbours farm fields. I took several pictures from different angles as the colours were just so beautiful.
This one is looking down at the islands in the St. John River toward Fredericton. You can see the
summer haze in the air.
There's something about this little corner of an other field that I love.
This is the field across from our house. You might recognize it from my post last Thursday, Sept. 18 about the fence and the old farm machinery (below).
Look how the trees have changed since last week!
Last Thursday it was quite green.
Back at home, my burning bush is 'burning'. :) This caterpillar thought it looked tasty so I removed him. I wonder if he found his way back.
Speaking of caterpillars.....this banded woolly bear caterpillar was moving right along at the side of the road. I've found 3 of these in the garage the past few days. Are these creatures a predictor of the amount of snow that will fall in a winter? According to folklore, the more brown segments the milder the winter. We'll see. I know we'll get lots of snow no matter how mild it is.
We woke this Monday morning to grey skies, a gusty east wind and temperature of 13C. Sunday was spectacular with sun and 29C (90F) and it broke temperature records for that date. Summer is definitely over and it's back to fall weather today. On Saturday afternoon I went to the local apple orchard and picked apples (and took pictures) and Sunday after church, hubby and I took a drive over the border to Maine. I'll be sharing photos of these adventures in the days ahead so come on back and visit.
Have a blessed day!