Autumn officially starts at 10:29 tonight. Although I am always a bit sad to see another summer slip away, I am very much looking forward to seeing what this new fall season will have in store for us this year. I will be heading up to the cabin again in early October to meet with my three best friends for our traditional week of music and photography (which, this year, will coincide with a very major birthday of mine), followed soon after by another week or so with CD as we savor what’s left of the autumn color and prepare the cabin for its closure for the winter. In the meantime, in keeping with the theme of this post, since it’s not quite officially autumn yet, I’d like to offer a few favorite images of early autumn from bygone times. (I have taken care to include only images that I made within a week of this date in recent years. Some of these I have posted before, but I feel quite comfortable revisiting old friends, don’t you?)
These are, as I mentioned, a special selection from my archives, and I offer them with the disclaimer that I have no intention whatsoever of trying to match or surpass them in the weeks to come, but rather—as always—to take full advantage of the new opportunities that come my way, and trust in Frances to help me now and again, and if she’s true to form, she’ll do so when I least expect it. And so I wish you a most excellent equinox.