Sunday, October 5, 2008

Fall Almanac Second Week

Its stain is everywhere.
The sharpening air
of late afternoon
is now the colour of tea.
Once-glycerined green leaves
burned by a summer sun
are brittle and ochre.
Night enters day like a thief.
And children fear that the beautiful daylight has gone.
Whoever has no house now will never have one.
From "Autumn", --PK Paige

Changing scenes and times, earlier in the afternoon, Grant Park. This is a remarkable place, surrounded by suburbia, and actually inside the I-675 loop. A forest preserve rather than a park, though its best feature is not forest but a large prairie in the heart of the park.

This past week it was getting cold, with the early morning low dipping to near the 30's. We are into cooler times this past week, the mildly cooler days, 60 degree range.
Dropping the sunrise/sunset chart for the time-being, and looking more at the weather, how we are entering a time when there's more overcast, a few days that couldn't make up their minds if they wanted to be sunny or cloudy, but it was glorious today and yesterday.
We also got some rain this week, too, around the time the weather turned cooler.

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