Early signs of fall

The nights have a bit of coolness to them now, and the sunshine isn’t quite as hot as it was earlier this month.  Our daylight is becoming noticeably shorter as we move closer to fall.  The skies are filled with Canada geese flying over, strengthening the wings of the young ones as they prepare for migrating south; their honking fills the air.  I noticed these sedum blossoms the other day with spots of color in them.  They too are responding to the fast approaching change in the seasons.

A search for color

Our weather has turned wintry today with falling temperatures and rain and sleet.  I looked around the yard and found it void of color.  But just earlier this week the sedum had turned a beautiful rusty-red.  I don’t usually pay too much attention to the sedum, but each small bud and the deep color reminded me of cranberries (another of my fall favorites).  I am glad to see that I stopped to photograph the sedum before it bore the brunt of the freeze and slap of the cold temps.  Sometime in the near future our landscape will be refreshed in another color – the white of winter.