Four grown kids, six delightful grandchildren, constant, long-time partner. A retired academic, I'm adapting to life in a Vancouver condo after decades in a waterfront home on a very small (Canadian) West Coast island. Keen to discover what new priorities emerge, what interests persist, in this urban life after 60!
I'm busy marking today, but that doesn't mean I couldn't wander out in the sunshine with my camera
and share some of the garden's fall glory with you . . .
Such a distinctive palette autumn offers us . . .
a mature palette
with rich depths and surprising bright accents
ageing at its most attractive, no?
A rather elegiac beauty, but nonetheless lovely for that hint of melancholy
And speaking of melancholy, I suppose I should wander back to my armchair and marking pen. . .
Are you enjoying the fall colour where you are? Or is your summer still hanging on? Perhaps an early-onset winter? Or, in the southern hemisphere, another season altogether with summer's ease finding you in linens and flip-flops?
We've switched over to our winter curtains now and the woodstove is giving off its comforting heat as nights bring that flirtation with frost that seems novel for a few days each year until familiarity breeds contempt. . . .