The official start to fall begins with the Autumnal equinox on Monday, September 23 this year. Not much in the way of fall leaves just yet here in Sacramento, Northern California, as we are still experiencing our normal warm temps (upper 80s, low 90s). Luckily, the heat only lasts a couple of hours each day. In fact, we had some rain last week which IS unusual. By mid-October, trees begin to blush their fall colors and the weather begins to cool.
What we don’t want are the mountain thunderstorms that ignite the dreaded and devastating wildfires that are more common this time of year!
Around town and in my own backyard, the signs of Autumn are subtly making their presence known. To celebrate the coming Fall here in the northern hemisphere, this week’s Sunday Stills’ theme is “Signs of Autumn!”
I said an official good-bye to summer as one last sunflower peeked out with the beautiful orange and red which made me smile!
Other signs include more traffic on the roads as students of all ages settle into the Fall semester. And turkey traffic? …suburban turkeys are back, walking obliviously through our neighborhoods.
Another sign of Autumn or at least a sign that summer is coming to an end here is shown in this image of the Bee Blossom or Gaura lindheimeri.
I am always hopeful when I see a few golden leaves amidst the riot of greenery in the trees.
Or on the grass.
Because I still must wait a few more weeks for Autumn to show her pretty face in my area, here is a gallery of some of my favorite Autumn images over the past years.
Your fellow bloggers are showing off their Autumn scenes as well.
Cee Neuner continues her various photography challenges, adding Fall foliage to her flower of the day challenge.
One of my favorite photo prompts is “Festival of Leaves” is back, hosted by Dawn at The Day After.
I just joined Flickr as another way to show my photography. Please follow me if you are on Flickr.
What signs of Autumn can you share with us this week?
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