No, it is not Thanksgiving. Hell, it is not even Halloween yet.
Halloween, you ask? That is right, it is Halloween this upcoming Thursday.
When I got back from Scandinavia six weeks ago, it was bone dry in nature.
The experts predicted that we were in for “dull fall colors” due to the drought.
We got no rain what so ever for a very, very long time.
And sure, you could see it on the trees. The leaves turned brown and then they simply fell off the trees prematurely.
I don’t know what happened after that …
Something did happen, that is for sure.
Yes, we got a bit of rain here and there. Not a heck of a lot, But, we did get rain.
The weather turned colder, and ALL OF A SUDDEN we’re having the most colorful fall in years.
The fall colors are nothing but brilliant.
Yes, the leaves have turned earlier than usual.
I think we’re almost at peak now. But, people, it IS incredibly beautiful out there.
People, I know it might be boring for you all to her me yakety-yak about fall, but it is BEYOND beautiful outside right now.
It is so beautiful that I have to stop and take pictures every OTHER step I take. My walks take two hours every morning because I have to stop and snap pics ALL the time.
I am lost in a bubble of fall.
The weather on Sunday was kind of strange.
It started out so dark, so gray and the rain was pouring down, hour upon hour.
No, it was not cold, it was actually grossly humid and warm.
Then, it all turned around in the afternoon. The sky appeared magically blue and it got to be 80 F (25C).
Yes, a bit too warm for October, but hey, then you make the best out of it.
So I had a cup of tea on my deck (now winterized for the season, by the way).
It was LOVELY!!!
Sunday started out like this ...
... And ended like this.
My deck is covered with leaves.
My lower patio.
Monday morning turned crispy and sunny.
It was a world of the most serene beauty out there.
Monday morning in my part of the world. Painfully beautiful.
The morning sun is coloring the fall foliage.
Karolina is in LA, as you know.
She’s battling hot temperatures and even wild fires. She’s actually fairly close to the Getty fire, and in counties north of her they are indeed evacuating.
Not fun. Believe me, I am a bit worried.
The golf course.
Karolina says that she’s missing the fall on the east coast (I totally understand her), she’s missing the colors, the cooler weather and she misses the rain.
She’ll be home soon, or she’ll be home at Thanksgiving (and that is kind of soon).
So, she’ll get her slice of fall then.
BUT, then this current beautiful fall will be long gone. Then it’ll be more of the typical winter colors grey, beige and brown.
A season she never liked when she lived on the east coast, we’ll see what she has to say now about it? She might have changed her mind.
Close to my home.
By the golf course pond.
The weekend was a nice one, as always.
I hope you had a nice weekend as well!
There IS magic within!