Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Autumn Colors

by Maggie Sefton

I'm sharing some of the spur-of-the-moment photos I took this past weekend as I was going around Fort Collins, CO doing my normal Saturday errands and activities.  To the right is a photo of the beautiful Sunset I captured before it disappeared Sunday evening.

We have been MORE than fortunate here in Northern Colorado this past October and even now into November.  We've been darn lucky.  We're STILL having this warm temperate weather that has continued since September (when it was normal).  Yes, I said September, and it is now November.  Wow!  And, of course, bright sunshine every day.  Occasionally we'll get a
partially cloudy day.  Only partially cloudy, too.  Not those dreary, slate gray days we got every November and often in October, too, back in Northern Indiana where Purdue University is located.

We lived there for 15 years while my husband was a professor of Electrical Engineering.  And once I counted three weeks solid of gray skies and NO sunshine.  That was a dismal Autumn, believe me.

This is the real color of the sky here.  I call it Colorado Blue.  Bright blue which doesn't really show up in the photo.  

However, the people of West Lafayette, Lafayette, and Northern Indiana were great, and the sunny Fall days we had frequently were wonderful.  They also went beautifully with the autumn festivals we had like Lafayette, Indiana's Feast of the Hunter's Moon which was held every end of October.  It celebrated a feast between the Native Americans and the French trappers who were the first Europeans to appear in that area of America and were already well established when the English settlers
arrived from the Eastern parts of Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

At Lambspun shop with one of Lambspun's customers and regulars.  We're both sitting at the knitting table.  I'm holding up a sweater and an original handmade mask and my friend is wearing another.  

Forgive me----I couldn't help taking a quick detour into our early American history.  After all, I am a Historical author as well as a mystery author.  :)   Meanwhile-----enjoy some of the photos and feel free to share yours as well on Cozychickschat.com.      


Anonymous said...

Love the pictures! Always love pics of skies, especially with some clouds in them. Yesterday when we went out to walk in the morning, there was a rainbow coming out of the clouds. Nice change from the buckets of rain we got on Saturday although I can't complain about rain since we need it so badly. Cordella

Aurian said...

I do love autumn colors Maggie, thanks for sharing. Here the past few weeks had a lot of those dreary grey days you described. I counted 6 days without sun.

Maggie Sefton said...

The skies are still lovely, but we're supposed to get rain tomorrow. Temps are in the 60s. I had all my leaves cleared out of my yard today. Just in time. :)

Maggie Sefton said...

Aurian---Oh, goodness. That reminds me of some of those dreary Novembers in Indiana. The other days could be sunny and lovely. But then a cold front would blow in from across the Great Lakes.