Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What's the Weather Up There?

Living up so much higher than town has made for some interesting changes in season for us.  1200 m elevation certainly means an earlier frost and snow (not to mention a looooong winter) but we also notice how quickly the seasons seem to change here (or is it just that we've been busy and time is passing so quickly?).  Two weeks ago on our afternoon walk we stopped to take a photo of the gorgeous Trembling Aspens - their golden colour was so beautiful against the blue sky.  Now most of them have lost their leaves and there is a different gold showing in the woods. 
The Larch trees put on a stunning show at this time of year.  Yesterday I had to stop what I was doing to take a photo because they're just so beautiful.
I love how they seem to disregard the rules and turn as golden as any typical leaved deciduous before dropping their needles altogether.  They're quite unusual and I've always had a soft spot for the unusual. ;-)  If you've never seen them before it is quite a delightful surprise to see a needled tree do this.  Then in the springtime they renew themselves with the most gorgeous green needles that are so soft you just can't resist brushing them against your cheek.
And...snow. Almost two weeks ago.
This time it was gone by lunchtime but we know it won't be long until it is here to stay.  We can see it creeping down in elevation on the mountain at the back of that photo.  That must mean it is time for more knitting.

1 comment:

Jane said...

Your right, I have never seen trees like that change color and it is magnificent.