Three Signs o’ Fall & a Photo

Fall comes early in Sweden. Many years I would say that fall is our longest season, and although it can be absolutely dreary it can also be perfectly breathtakingly gorgeous.

What are the three signs that let us know that fall is here?

1. Colors change and fruits ripen. After a few weeks of summer the first leaves will turn yellow in August already. The air changes, and the blue skies somehow become bluer and higher.

2. The light changes. The sun, when it shows up, has a deep golden hue. Nights become dark again, and darkness falls earlier every day.

3. Summer vacations end. People get dressed and go back to school, back to work. Conversation topics change from summer houses, gardening and days on the beach, to wintery Thailand escapes, moose hunt and flu.

September and October blend bone-chilling days of drizzly grey with crisp, sunny color explosions.

autumn leaves

A month later the colors are mostly gone. Bright orange and lucent yellow have turned murky brown.
The red has darkened to deep burgundy and frost renders a white brim to nature.
Fall is drawing to an end.

It is the beginning of November, and winter is almost here.

blueberry


This post is my entry in the “Three Signs o’ Fall & a Photo” contest hosted by She Who Blogs.

10 Responses to “Three Signs o’ Fall & a Photo”

  1. annika_b says:

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  2. LOVE these photos, Annika! They really pop on this theme :) Best of luck in the contest!
    Michelle | Bleeding Espresso\’s last blog post ..The Colors of Fall in Calabria

  3. Anait says:

    Beautiful description of changing seasons, and gorgeous photos!! In bocca al lupo! :)
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  5. Gil says:

    Beautiful photos! It is too soon for frost both here and in Sweden…

  6. Lovely photos!

    This is my first visit to your blog. I found you from the She Who Blogs contest and thought I would drop by and say hello.

    Nice to meet you! :)
    Tui
    Mental Mosaic\’s last blog post ..3 signs of Autumn in North Texas

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