Friday flowers

Close up shot of purple hydrangea. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Hydrangea flowers. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

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Curling wisps of autumn

Close-up shot of pink-mottled hydrangea flower, with dead petals amongst the fresh. Su Leslie, 2016

Beginning to turn; hydrangea petals. Image: Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed and Stackables.

After a long and terribly hot, humid summer, the first — welcome — traces of autumn are beginning to appear.

A slight chill in the morning air; the odd leaf beginning to turn. As always I welcome this. Autumn is my favourite time of year.

Friends, for whom summer’s humidity is more bearable, see these signs of change with less favour. Autumn takes on a darker cast.

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Fading fast; hydrangea petals. Image: Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed and Stackables.

Perhaps even a slightly melancholy one.

Close-up shot of pink-mottled hydrangea flower, with dead petals amongst the fresh. Su Leslie, 2016

Approaching winter; hydrangea petals. Image: Su Leslie, 2016. Edited with Snapseed and Stackables.

Me, I’m with George Eliot.

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. — George Eliot

This post was written for Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally.