Today is the equinox, when for our part of the world the hours of night start to get longer than the hours of daytime. It means that fall has officially arrived here, and spring has arrived on the other side of the equator. But today the length of night is equal to the length of day. In fact fall feels like it has been here for at least a week or two.
I've enjoyed sharing a bit of our trip to Ottawa, but it's time to get back to the 'seasons in the valley', tell you what's happening around here and link in to some of my favourite memes again..
Sunrise happens so late here just now that I don't even have to get up early for it. The sun doesn't rise til nearly 8 a.m., so I caught this view a good deal earlier, quite a dramatic sky to wake up to.
It shifted from pink to orange, and with the lumpy pattern of clouds all the way across the sky I thought we were going to have even more colour once the sun got close to rising.
And for a time it was quite dramatic, the golden edge of the clouds just along the horizon of trees.
But it faded the other direction, and the colour disappeared, though the sun kept promising to show itself just above those trees.
I never did; it rose behind the clouds. But the whole sky was quite dramatic regardless. Quite a great start to fall.
My camera couldn't take it all in, but the whole sky was patterned with small lumpy clouds for a while. And the day that followed was beautiful all day long.