I love fall. I love the season so much that I wrote a post entirely dedicated to the subject last year and I am writing another one this year.
I love the cool weather, the vibrant colors, and the holidays associated with autumn. I love the feelings the season conjures up inside as well as the fond childhood memories of Thanksgiving and Halloween.
However, what I love the most is fall in Canada. I fondly recall the first day of my last fall trip to Canada.
Jet-jagged and maybe a tad bit excited, my husband and I were up at the crack of dawn. We stepped outside and we could sense the season of fall in the air. The temperature was cool and the air was crisp and fresh. There was a still silence in the morning. And as we walked along the harbor front in Vancouver, we couldn’t help but appreciate the beauty of that fall morning. It was picture perfect and it was the perfect way to spend our first few hours in Canada.
We bid good-bye to the beauty of Vancouver and we were soon surrounded but the amazing landscape of the Rocky Mountains. The trees were changing colors, the morning sunsets had a red glow, and the bright blue skies added another dimension to the autumn scenery.
But during our time in the Rockies, it felt like Mother Nature got confused. Brown, yellow, and orange trees decorated the landscape but there were moments when the white powdery stuff fell and painted the trees white, even if it was just for a little while. And then there were those select moments of pelting freezing rain while the sun still peeked out and made its presence.
They made a beautiful set of autumn memories.
And I really miss it. I have never experience such fall beauty in Taiwan. Taiwan does experience a subtle changing of the season but it is not as dramatic and substantial as Canada.
But right now, as I write this blog post in the comforts of my backyard in Taiwan, I cannot help but enjoy the cool breeze of autumn. It is good to be able to get outside and be surrounded by trees and nature.
And I realize that maybe I can learn to love fall in Taiwan just as much as well, especially the cool breeze.
What about you? What do you like the most about fall?
~~The first seven photos that appear in this post were taken during our last autumn trip to Canada. And the last picture was taken during a late Sunday afternoon writing session in my backyard.~~
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