The Last Few Days of Summer

There is a time in the last few days of summer when the ripeness of autumn fills the air. Rudolfo Anaya

Even though the calendar says we’ve passed from summer to autumn the few weeks between September 21st and the middle of October always feel like an extended summer in the PNW with subtle shifts in light and leaf color our only cues that change is indeed on the way.  Mornings are darker, the sun sits lower on the horizon and colors move from all encompassing green to warmer reds and oranges while daytime temperatures rival the best our summer had to offer.

We’re in one of these perfect periods now and I’m trying to ignore the fact that it will soon come to an end so I can simply relax, live in the moment and enjoy the best of both seasons.

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Black & White (Fall in the Park)

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Fall in the Pacific Northwest is a season of extremes.  We bounce back and forth between stunning blue skies, mild temperatures and bright fall foliage contrasted by extended periods of damp, cool fog.  This misty afternoon happened back in October 2013 but the photo is one of my favorites and I’ve been wanting to revisit the image in monochrome.  Thanks to Sally’s weekly photo challenge today’s the day. 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist

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A few days ago I visited Lynnwood’s Heritage Park hoping to tour a vintage trolley car from the Seattle – Everett Interurban Railway and learn a little about the town’s pre-Depression era poultry boom as the second largest egg producing area in the country.  This three acre city park is actually the final resting place for a number of historic buildings that were moved to make way for freeway expansion projects but a post about the collection will have to wait for another day.  The restored trolley car was behind a  locked gate and the buildings were closed for the season so I wandered through the wet grass taking pictures some pretty fall mushrooms.

Posted as part of the Weekly Photo Challenge:  Minimalist.