Wow. What a change a few days makes! We are now definitely into the fall here. The temps have begun to drop. We saw our first snow fall of the season yesterday and it has still been “spittin’ ” snow today though there is no accumulation. The jackets and coats have come out and the thermostat was turned up to warm the house. Personally I experience a little grief about this time every year. I thrive in the spring and summer months, so this transition into fall (and eventually winter) triggers a bit of melancholy. Having said that however, spending time at the reservation reminds me of the glory of every season, which boosts my sagging spirit. I really tried to capture the fall feeling and gorgeousness of this place this month.
As an aside, today is my birthday. I don’t do big parties or celebrations. We tend to find simple, meaningful ways to mark life events around here. With that in mind, my birthday treat to myself was to drive out to the reservation and spend hours this morning roaming, meditating, photographing, and rejuvenating. Some of the photos posted today were taken this morning. What a wonderful way to start the day! I hope that you, too, find meaningful ways to spend your days. Enjoy this month’s collection.
8 thoughts on “Monthly Photo Challenge: North Chagrin Reservation — October”
The autumn is such a beautiful season.
And to think that this year, the colors are more muted than usual. Still, it is beautiful.
I’m a spring/summer person too. I need a hefty dose of warmth and sunshine. Happy birthday!!! Lovely pictures.
I’m a spring/summer person too. I need hefty doses of warmth and sunshine. Happy Birthday!! Lovely pictures.
Thanks Nancy. It was a lovely day to be out in the woods. Glad you enjoyed the pictures.
What an amazing birthday gift you gave to yourself Ceceila. The abundance of colors, water, sky and nature added to it like no gift could ever do. You truly are blessed. Here’s to decades more of these celebrations!
Awww thanks, MargeKatherine. It is good to see you here. You are right; a day in nature is the best gift ever. Had a wonderful day. Thanks for stopping by. I’m not here nearly as often as I used to be so it is always a nice surprise to see a blogging friend from the past. 🙂