Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Golden Week


 It's the golden week.  We have one in the spring -- the week all the forsythia suddenly burst into bloom and it seems every house has it's golden decorations. That's sometime in April.

In the autumn we have a golden week too, when all the trees that have leaves that turn yellow or gold seem to have turned all at once.  Then  every walkway, every drive along a tree-lined street is golden.  Most golden, of course, when the sun is shining. But the gold and yellow are so brilliant even the rainy, gray days become lighted with color.  This is week is IT and I'll be driving in it around noon as I was yesterday.

Even the abundant marsh grass has turned gold. 

4 comments:

barbara judge said...

Aren't we humans lucky -- such a fine gift nature gives us -- barbara

June Calender said...

Yes, we're lucky and when the sun adds its gold to the gold of the trees, it's magical.

Lynn Guardino said...

I'm so happy that the day you all came to lunch was one of "those" days when the colors, especially on the pond, were radiant and made us all happy. Now, the wind and rain and wind and rain. Those poor leaves are trying their best to remain attached but I doubt the scene will be the same as it was last week June.

June Calender said...

I'm sure you're right, Lynn -- the drive to your home was beautiful and so was the scene from the big windows. Leaves are flying around here. Thanks for commenting.