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Sunday, September 05, 2010

END OF SUMMER

Although eastern Canada is still experiencing warm temperatures, out here in the west we've suddenly been getting just the opposite. Apparently we westerners could be in for an early snowfall and winter.

After having a bit of frost the other morning, I knew that our flower gardens wouldn't be pretty for much longer. So early this morning when the sun was shining I decided I'd best grab my camera and capture some of the last scenic views out there.





Although the frost has already shown little bits of damage here and there, for the most part our "bloomers" aren't fairing too badly yet. While the eastern half of our country will be in the high-ish 70's this coming week, we out here will be having temperatures more like upper 50's to low 60's.

Personally, I don't mind that one bit. *grin* What I DO mind is the chance of early snowfalls hanging over our heads, and it seems likely to happen. This might be the year to break the pattern of the last few years of green grass for Halloween.




My vacation started when I left work Wednesday, but it didn't feel like it at all as I had to work Saturday due to no staff. So as of today (Sunday) I am once again "officially" on vacation.

I had been hoping to get out for at least a couple of photo shoots somewhere during this time, and I'm praying that the weather, and foliage, stays nice enough for it. Autumn being my FAVOURITE season, this is why I take my vacation annually at this time of year.

A good friend of mine, Shilo, and my sister Pammie have a photo shoot planned in a couple of weeks. Hopefully it'll be a sunny day without any white stuff on the ground yet!





We actually had our windows closed during the night last night. I hate that, I really sleep better with fresh air in the bedroom. Tonight unless it's windy I'll have at least one window partially open and get a restful sleep. :-)

As usual at this time of year here, some of the trees have already begun the transformation from green to golden yellow. It's so pretty. Right now the river valley parks will look gorgeous. Maybe that's one place we'll get to with our cameras again, who knows? We still haven't decided yet.





The lavender flowers in the foreground of this picture are still blooming too. I didn't realize this plant would do so once it's cooler. My best friend Michele was looking at them with me the other evening and we plucked a flower or two off and gently rubbed them in our fingers. OMG what a beautiful scent they give! I love all things scented lavender anyway. These little buds would be really nice added to my bath salts and soaps.








If you haven't already done so, the voting is still open over at Stardom Awaits! and will be for another week or so. The theme this month is "Personal Favourites" and there are some terrific shots entered!


Have a great long Labour Day weekend everyone, and take good care of each other.

PEACE!
Love Jude

4 Comments:

Blogger Bobbie said...

Oh my goodness - don't mention the *sn* word! The weather has changed here on the west coast too. The nights are cool and today it's raining.

Take care and enjoy your vacation! Hope we get to see some of the photos from your photo shoot.

12:15 PM, September 06, 2010  
Blogger Jude said...

Sorry 'bout that Bobbie, yes unfortunately the "sn" word is showing up in the long term weather reports. I do like the cool nights we're having, I just wish we could have warm-ish days yet for the next long while!

Enjoy Labour Day weekend!

4:19 PM, September 06, 2010  
OpenID Xavierism said...

Beautiful pics. Early snowfall, eh? Geezzz...I'll never say that about Phoenix. Have a fabulous weekend. Much love your way...

xo

10:14 AM, September 11, 2010  
Blogger Jude said...

No snow for you maybe, but we have all those trees and greenery you love here! hahaha Thank you dear friend, and you have a terrific weekend too! MUAH! xoxox

10:23 AM, September 11, 2010  

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