Monday, September 14, 2009

that silvery time again

What is it about the sunlight in September?

All of a sudden you notice it; the sunlight has changed to a silvery gleam and everything on which it shines takes on that crisp, cool shimmer: grass, leaves, even the air it seems. There is a sparkle in September that bridges the time between golden summer and snowy winter, even as trees are putting on a show of fiery reds, oranges, yellows and toasty browns.

Is it the southward movement of the sun at this time of year that creates this effect, and prompts deciduous trees to shed their leaves? Or is it because I just really love autumn and see things differently myself at this time of year?

5 comments:

Lexa Levine said...

The shorter days make it seem like there's not enough time to get everything done!

Lonesome Road Studio said...

Hehe, that's how I feel just about 365 days a year!

Bridget said...

beautiful imagery...here in the southeast it's more an October phenomenon...I love the twilight in the fall.

Doris Sturm said...

I'm glad for you, but here summer is still going strong and I won't have any autumn till mid to late October...I look forward to the cooler weather all year, only summers drag on forever where I live!

Lonesome Road Studio said...

Here in northern Illinois we're actually experiencing "real" summer for only the first or second time this year! Very cool and wet summer with a late start to the gardening season. :(

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