Fall Don’t Leaf│Do you like my little play on words in the title? haha, I thought that was pretty clever!
On Sunday we heard that a nasty cold front was set to move in this week. Since I was in my favorite park, doing a family shoot that day, I took a few moments to admire the leaves. I have really enjoyed my trips to this park to do various photoshoot in the last few weeks. While I wait for the families, I like to sit among the trees and watch the leaves fall from the trees. This has got to be one of my most favorite things in life. And to think… I never grew up with any of this! We don’t have a very distinct fall season in Cape Town. In fact, we called in “Autumn, so it almost feels like, since moving to the Northern Hemisphere, I have learned about a whole new season. Autumn was the time in South Africa when the evenings would start getting cooler. Up here it is the season where everything is about pumpkins, pies, cookies, and glorious shades of red, orange, yellow and brown.
Oh how I do love FALL and all the joy that it brings. My favorite fall-season of all time was the one that we spent in Dallas, Texas.
Over here in China we get only a small fraction of the fall-joy, but in America I got to discover all the happiness that this time of year brings…
A walk down memory lane. Check out these posts from 2012: The Texas State Fair (think fried foods… fried everything), Picking out pumpkins at a Pumpkin Patch, Roasting S’mores around a Fire Pit, Carving pumpkins, Dressing up and going Trick-or-Treating, Picnics at the Arboretum, Visiting an amazing Pumpkin Village, Playing in the fallen leaves, Tail-gating at UT Austin, Sunset over a lake, Making Apple Pies, and delicious Turkey and all the sides at Thanksgiving.
Looking back at all of those posts makes me feel quite homesick for Texas!
Oh well, moving onto some pretty pictures of the leaves in Qingdao…
Aren’t these leaves just gorgeous?
With the change of season, and as we move into winter, more and more people are beginning to wear masks. Some do it for the pollution, others do it because they are sick/ trying not to get sick. These old people were sitting on a bench, facing the sun, and the old man has his mask on. They are not overly dressed, but trust me, since Sunday, no one has been out without a very thick coat! The temperature dropped significantly yesterday!
The clouds were so thick that I could almost look directly at the sun. My camera captured it nicely though, so I didn’t have to keep looking. After meandering around the park for a few minutes, I met up with the Stern Family for their photo shoot.
I wish that I could make this season last forever!