Monday, September 07, 2009

Indian Summer

Autumn has arrived on the mountain. It's amazing how much can change in one week's time. Golds and reds are visible, and temperatures of 42 degrees F. at night sends one in search of an extra quilt or two. The transition from summer to autumn comes with subtle color changes and amazing variances in the sky, as clouds and sunshine argue back and forth for prominence. Sometimes the sunshine wins, and at other times the rain and hail. Firewood gathered for winter days back home; an effort in teamwork between father and son. And the early morning hours were graced with more than an hour of bugle chorus as bull elk called back and forth from ridge to ridge. Relaxation and work. Refreshment.

6 comments:

  1. Sounds so lovely to my Fall loving senses :0)
    I'm looking forward to being in the N/W for the last week in September so I can experience some crispy signs of Fall...

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  2. I am not ready for fall. However, I always enjoy seeing the guys collecting the firewood for winter. What a lovely tradition.

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  3. Love this description of the mountain... The mosaic is great, too. Lots of hard work that gathering of wood! I presume that your hubby is watching the elk dance.

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  4. It's been raining here in Puget Sound but I don't see much color yet. It still is warmish in the afternoons. I hope we have a fall this year and don't go straight into winter like we do sometimes. Linda

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  5. We are holding on the last days of summer, before the fall hits xoxoxo Clarice

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  6. I love the "feel" of Fall. In the mountains, in town - anywhere. Thanks for giving us a peek and the 'feel' of the season on your mountain. ~Adrienne~

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