Thursday, October 13, 2016

Autumnal Blues



As the autumn progresses and the days grow shorter some folks suffer from SAD – seasonal affective disorder. SAD usually begins in the fall and lasts into the winter until the days become noticeably longer. Medically it’s described as a type of depression related to the change of season. Often depression has been described as “the blues”.


Not to make anybody sad, but soon our wildflowers will stop blooming for the year, the blue skies of summer will be replaced by November’s gray clouds and much open water will be frozen. But until then let’s look at some of the more pleasant autumnal blues. The blue sky of a beautiful fall day –



And its reflection on still water –



Many of the flowers of fall are blue: chicory –



Closed gentian –



And many species of aster –

New England Aster
Heart-leaved Aster
Purple-stemmed Aster
Great blue herons still hunt for frogs, fish and snakes along the streams; they’ll stay through winter as long as they can find open water –






And there are wild grapes in the fencerows and woodlands, grapes that will feed wildlife –




The beauty of these autumnal blues brings pleasure and beauty to the changing season and helps to lessen "the blues".

4 comments:

The Furry Gnome said...

Didn't catch on to the 'blues' til the end! We're getting some of the most beautiful days of the whole year right now, even if some of them start out pretty chilly!

Jacqueline Donnelly said...

Lovely photos! I love all the colors of autumn, and I even love the cold and snow of winter. Every season has its delights if you can find a way to fully immerse yourself in what it has to offer. Thanks for showing us some of the delights of this one.

angelswhisper2011 said...

Beautiful flowers and we enoy them every day :) Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend :) <3

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I do feel sad in the winter. I hope to change that his winter. Pretty scenery and I love the heron. Great shots. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!