Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Seasons Changing

Over the last couple of days, the remains of hurricane Irma has taken away our sunshine.
The dark clouds linger overhead, making for dark and dreary days. 
If I didn't know the difference I would think we were in the depths of winter, even the house has taken on a different hue.
The days are noticeably shorter,  dark by 7:15pm now, the wild turkeys lead their flocks to the nightly roost late afternoon, and the last of the hummingbirds are leaving for their winter homes.
Orange pumpkins and Chrysanthemums are replacing summer blooms, now fading fast.


Susie said...

Jo, It feels the same here. I feel rather sad about our longer days getting so short now. It's been dreary here also. Blessings to you,hope we get some sunny days soon. xoxo, Susie

Constance said...

It has been bright and sunny here today and even a bit hot. But last week it seemed to cool off way to quick and I do love autumn but it seems like it's coming so sudden this year, the days are indeed getting shorter and there is an over all gloom about everything. It's just not the perky, festive cooling comforting way the season usually greets me. Maybe when the healing begins after the terrible hurricanes and fires we will all feel better.

Take care,

Donna OShaughnessy said...

We've had dreary skies today in Illinois too, but no rain. The ground is deeply cracked beneath my feet and the corn will dry too soon while others must deal with rain soaked belongings or worse. The world is so unbalanced is it not?

Andrea said...

I made this comment to my husband Dan tonight, as I was drawing the curtains. It's been rainy today so I'm sure that added its share to the early darkness but still... summer is waving good-bye. But she says she'll be back and I believe her. :) xoxo

DJan said...

The seasons are changing again, they seem to do this regularly, so I won't worry too much about the advent of fall. I kind of love this time of year the most anyway. :-)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Fall is coming here to northern Virginia too. But my hummingbirds are still here - Or maybe they aren't "mine" but those on their way to a warmer place. Experts tell us to keep our feeders up until late October for those stragglers that need fuel for their journey.

Henny Penny said...

Your picture fits perfectly with your beautiful words. I look forward to fall colors. I love the warm golds, and deep reds. Days are getting shorter!

annie said...

We can feel the change here on the east coast as well. Some trees are already beginning to turn.