“Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.” – William Allingham
I love this time of the year. The weather is cooler, the year is coming to a close, and the holidays are just around the corner. As the teacher I just survived one of my busiest times of the year. From August to November, is when I have to get to know my classes, discover their academic needs, and have parent teacher conferences all at once. Once I get through that season, things tend to improve. My work load becomes more focused on academics, and I am able to accomplish what I need to.
I love fall for other reasons too. I love the changing of the leaves. I love how the landscape completely changes. It makes my commute home a little better because I can enjoy the shares of brown and red.
I took these photos last December, believe it or not. It was a couple of days before Christmas, and it was one of those random warm days. I took advantage and went on a longer bicycle ride. The views were perfect that day even though it was toward the end of fall, and more of the leaves had already fallen off of the trees.