Autumn is as rich and mellow as fine wine, so it’s fitting this week’s Sunday Stills Challenge is ‘Ruby Wine’.
I received a new iPhone 13 Pro this month and have been practicing with its many camera features. The photo above is one of our Japanese maples taken in portrait stage mode.
“The leaves are about to show us how beautiful it can be to let the dead go.”Unknown
Most of the leaves have withered and died or been blown off the trees with the crazy winds we’ve experienced in the last few weeks. Much of southern British Columbia was demolished by the Atmospheric River that passed through last Sunday- Monday, leaving thousands homeless. Grocery shelves are empty, and gas is restricted to 30 litre fill ups. The devastation is hard to comprehend. For a while, all major routes to the coast were blocked- highways washed out or blocked by mudslides. At the height of the storm close to 300 people were caught between two slides. Members of the military in Canadian Forces Cormorant helicopters performed a series of daring rescues, saving all the victims and their pets. It will take months, maybe even years, to recover.
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me / Fluttering from the autumn tree.”Emily Brontë
Views of our autumn yard.
While I love spring and all the promise it brings, autumn is the color of my heart.
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