Autumn is impatient this year. There are still a few days until the calendar changes the seasons, but the leaves have their own schedule. We don’t get a great deal of variety in southern Alberta when the colours turn. There are few reds, and not so many more oranges. Various shades of yellow are what we get, but it can still look pleasant.
Our problem is the wind. It comes up every autumn and blows all the leaves off the trees. Sometimes, it strips the branches very soon after the green disappears; at other times, it gives us a chance to see some beauty in the autumnal hues. Most of the trees haven’t lost their verdure yet, so the wind is waiting…
The air is still warm and, in fact, the days have been very nice, balmy, of the sort that I would have enjoyed in the heat of summer. Even the nights enjoy moderate temperatures right now. The windows of the house remain open to the screens; I like that, as it means the cats can be entertained by what they smell and hear, as well as see. Soon, they will watch the descending leaves, not knowing that they are signs the screens will soon be off and the storm windows on. But for now, my feline friends will admire September.