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Monday, September 7, 2015

signs of a new season





I went for a walk the other morning with my camera in hand and was looking for signs of the season.  September is upon us and we are still enjoying lovely summer weather this week....and hopefully for the whole month!  The cows were having a siesta at noon that day enjoying the sun's heat on their backs.

Wild asters.

Some red leaves in these branches but not sure what they are.

This one tree has totally turned yellow.  There is a wild grapevine, which grows quite prolifically along our road, that has wrapped itself up and around the bottom of the tree.  I wonder if it is killing the tree? 

This is a wild apple tree growing in the ditch.  It is huge and loaded with apples but I expect they are sour and even wormy.  

This sign by the road across from the apple orchard.  I'm looking forward to picking apples this fall and hopefully will get to walk through the corn maze.

The view of the St. John River valley and Sugar Island.

Goldenrod brightens the sides of the roads and fields right now.

Another bright golden yellow flower is Tansy.  I picked a few stems of this to dry at home.

And of course, cattails.

And pretty sunsets.  These two gliders were flying over at sunset the other night.

Pickle making season.  Lady Ashburnham mustard pickles.

Pretty blooms.  Endless Summer blue hydrangea.



Are you seeing signs of this new autumn season where you live yet?  

We have had the best weather for a holiday weekend....and a September one at that!  It's been sunny and hot (feels like 90F) the past 3 days.  I know this beautiful weather can't last forever but the prognosticators say we will have a warmer than usual fall here in the Maritimes.  I like that!    

What a great way to end the summer and vacation for most as school starts tomorrow here in New Brunswick.  We didn't go anywhere as we (Murray) had lots of chores to get accomplished before our own vacation later this week and it's going to rain the next 2 days so deck staining and mowing are on the check off list today.  I'll not be posting as much as I take a bit of a break....we have 3 little boys and their parents to visit.  :-)
Have a blessed week and take care.
See you back here soon.

Blessings,
Pam




37 comments:

  1. Your signs of the season have reinforced the reasons why I enjoy having different seasons to enjoy. I especially enjoyed seeing the cattails and your mosaic is so pretty.
    Enjoy your vacation and those little boys.

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  2. Lovely photos and post . It is very hot and humid here that there is a heat advisory/warning out . Our land is slowly showing signs of fall and the kiddies go back to school tomorrow here in Ontario as well . I am looking forward to the cooler temps by the end of the week ! Have a good break and vacation , thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  3. Very pretty!!
    Your fall is way ahead of ours!! We'll see color in the trees in October!!
    Love your Goldenrod!!

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  4. Pam, unfortunately, we have almost 100 degrees, and 90 would have been very welcome. So really fall has not appeared yet in the Texas Hill Country. You certainly have some beautiful views around you.

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  5. What a lovely post Pam. Summer in ending soon over here. We have had some bad weather end it is getting lower temperatures every day. I also loved your older posts, you meeting old friends of blogging. How wonderful and I love those old clothes. New Brunswick sounds so wonderful..

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  6. Wonderful photos, as always, Pam! Beautiful flowers and your mustard pickles looks really delicious.
    Uh-oh, it's almost autumn and only now I notice how beautiful your summer header is! :)
    We have many yellow and fallen leaves (especially of birches), but very probably because of leaf diseases caused by fungi, because of the very rainy summer.
    Thank you for sharing and have a blessed new week!

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  7. Hi Pam, I love seeing the end-of-summer photos in your part of the world. My Mom used to say that when the cows are lying down it's going to rain (she had all sorts of superstitions and old-time beliefs). However, now when the cows lie down, I also say it's a sign of rain!

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  8. asters and apples say fall to me. :)

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  9. I enjoyed going for a walk with you.
    Merle........

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  10. Oh your Lady Asburnhams look beautiful. I will try not to think about how yummy they must taste. I see a few signs of the change of season here, but you have more. Sometimes those roadside apples are surprisingly good. John has a wild apple tree at his place...wormy, yes, but tasty (minus the worms).

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  11. We don't see as many changes this far South but I like the signs of Fall. Have a wonderful week with your family! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  12. Way too hot to do much of anything here today.

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  13. Ah...love seeing cattle just lazily soaking up the sun! We have a few trees here that have totally turned as well. Those apples are just so beautiful and I love your mosaic at the end!

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  14. Love your autumn photo touches.
    I am seeing more yellows and orange red in some of the trees.
    The beginning are happening . . . Tons of cat tails . . .
    Happy you mentioned a Corn Maze . . . there is one near us and it would be fun to try!
    Enjoy a great week . . .

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  15. Yes, all the signs of fall are coming here as well. After a beautiful summer the days of rain were very welcome. Enjoy your vocation and family. We hope to visit ours next week!

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  16. We had a cold weekend here in the UK but the weather since hasn't been too bad, tomorrow, Wednesday is meant to be a lovely warm sunny day. I love to see the area where you live and to hear about your life in Canada. We have two more breaks soon, one in the UK at a Hamfest!! and another to Barcelona. Already thinking of holidays for next year but it will probably just be in the UK.
    Have a safe wonderful time when you visit your three boys. Jackie.x

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  17. Hello Pamela, you live in such a beautiful province. The goldenrod is so beautiful. It's strange this morning to be surrounded by fog hiding fields of canola that will soon be harvested. Fog always reminds me of our years in Campbell River and growing up half a block from the ocean. Have a wonderful holiday wherever you travel to. We are almost packed for our trip to Italy.

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  18. What beautiful signs of autumn coming your way!!! I hope that it will be a warm season for you as long as that doesn't mean a colder winter than usual. The corn maze sounds like fun, I hope that you get to go!!! xx

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  19. Well, it's looking like autumn but it feels like July. I can't wait for the temperature to turn down a tad! :)

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  20. Lovely photos! Even if its autumn your pictures feels so sunny and warm...
    Have a great week now!
    Titti

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  21. Beautiful photos! I'm more than ready for autumn!

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  22. The goldenrod particularly stands out!

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  23. what a great idea. i love fall. no changes yet. but i love coldness & it just has a Fall/Autumn smell. ( ;

    fall is perfect n my eyes. love everything about it.

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  24. Your country side looks about the same as ours Pam, so many gorgeous golden hues. We've had hot but also humidity for a number of days now and I can't wait for it to cool off a bit later this week.

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  25. I am beginning to see some subtle changes in our area. I'm ready for fall after all the heat and humidity we've had. Loved seeing your countryside, Pamela. Have a wonderful break!

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  26. Lovely photos! I know it is still warm in your area, Pam, and it is the same here, except our nights have become very cool. Autumn is certainly going to show up very soon and bring all her pretty colors with her! Enjoy your grandboys visit!

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  27. Hope you have a wonderful visit with your family--I know you will! I love that I can sense a change in the air even here in the south. We are finally getting some rain and lower temperatures are promised later this week. Meanwhile today as I step outside my door it feels like thick soup.

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  28. I didn't know apple trees grew wild! Great fall-ish photos...even if you are still experiencing the heat of summer over there! Enjoy those three little boys. :)

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  29. A lovely walk, Pamela. Thanks for taking us along.
    Amalia
    xo

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  30. You live in such a beautiful area. Love seeing your photos. Have a wonderful visit with your family. xo Laura

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  31. Pam, you have some of the most beautiful places to walk through. Love all those yellow wildflowers. Have a wonderful time with the kids. What fun..Happy September..Judy

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  32. There's definitely an autumnal feel to these photos. You are further along that we are. The yellow wildflowers really brighten up the landscape. Enjoy apple picking when it's time.

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  33. How beautiful and peaceful your neck of the woods looks. Very charming and marvellous photos.
    Xo
    Dagmar

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  34. I so enjoyed your signs of seasons, and the pickles look so yummy. I did mine when it was so hot in the kitchen. Seems I am just getting back to blogging and you are leaving for a short, wishing you a good holiday. We are heading over to the Magdalen Island in a week or so for our first time. As always you have the most beautiful photos I have seen, take care,
    xo
    Cindy

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  35. Beautiful photos, Pam, of autumn slowly making its presence known, in your very pretty neck of the woods! Enjoy your visit with your family; how exciting!

    Happy Sunday!

    Hugs,
    Poppy

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