Change of Seasons (30 Days of Gratitude: Day 10)

Minnesotans love to talk about the weather. It’s probably because there’s always something to talk about. We gripe when the weather turns hot and humid; we gripe just as loud when the temps turn frigid and the snow piles up.

Winter versus Fall

Setting aside the aggravations, the change of seasons brings new delights — a shift in colors, a fresh look for old landscapes. The changing seasons also bring with them a perennial sense of renewal with the comforting pattern of spring to summer, fall to winter. Always a chance to begin again …

~ Kat

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

The seasons of descent are upon us … tree branches almost bare after recent winds forced the descent of the last of the multi-colored leaves, while the hint of winter is in the air, with snow flurries descending upon us even before trick-or-treaters graced our doorsteps.  I am not quite ready to let go of my favorite season, but I do enjoy the unique beauty that each season brings.  Walking the grassy trails with the dogs recently, I noticed this single maple leaf, an isolated beauty nestled among parched aspen leaves past their golden prime.

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Ciao! ~ Kat

This post was in response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge.  ”Descent” was this week’s theme.  Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge; further details on how to participate and links to others’ responses are found here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated

Just one of the many photos I took yesterday while hiking and taking in the spectacular hues of the northern Minnesota landscape.  This solitary maple leaf, gently cradled in a bed of spiky groundcover, seemed to bleed red from its veins, so saturated it was with the changing colors of the season.

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Ciao! ~ Kat

This post was in response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge.  ”Saturated” was this week’s theme.  Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge; further details on how to participate and links to others’ responses are found here.