A sign of things to come...
I love living in British Columbia, and I love living so close to nature.
I go for walks most days, often twice and living next to a forest, it's easy to be in tune with the changing seasons.
Walking with my mother in the woods the other day we were discussing how you can walk down a trail one way and when you walk back it looks entirely different. Not just the trail itself, but everything you see along the way. Add to that the lighting, dependent on the time of day, the weather and the seasons.
I am so much into nature these days that I revel in every little change, excited like a young child.
I had to stop to capture this photo of three leaves changing colour. The center leaf is almost entirely red, and the ones on either side of it are wonderfully on their way, and only half red; looking almost as if someone painted them down one side only.
"As the bright green fades away, we begin to see yellow (red) and orange colors. Small amounts of these colors have been in the leaves all along. We just can't see them in the summer, because they are covered up by the green chlorophyll." - sciencemadesimple.com
Although spring is my favourite time of year, fall is definitely a close second. I am looking forward to autumn's magnificence!
Robbin Whachell lives in Coquitlam, BC and is a volunteer for the local watershed society. In her spare time she likes to hike The Crunch and explore her community by taking photos and sharing her thoughts on what she sees.