Our little village by the sea is quietening down. Tourist season is over, although when the weather is fine like last week, you’ll still see a few of them roaming around the headland. But there is no doubt, summer has indeed faded into oblivion. Hello autumn!
The closing of the tourist season is good news for our over-excitable, over-eager not-so-little bundle of fur and neurosis doggie called Doc. This means he can finally go off-leash again after the few unhappy incidents we’ve had since getting him from the kennel a month ago.
And now he’s free to roam the headland again, sniffing, running around like a loony, finding the most disgusting smell he can find and rolling on it.
He is at his happiest when set free to run like the wind! And since the stitches are now mostly empty, I can let him off leash without worrying that he might jump on poor unsuspecting tourists. Doc is free.
As I am too and happy to snap away at the evidence all around me that summer has definitely packed its bags and left us with its remains of wild flowers that used to stand so proud with its vibrant colours now looking withered and sad.
Where has the brightness gone?
And we’re left instead with every shade of grey and brown.
But autumn can be pretty too with its leaves turning golden before the winter days set it in.
For now though, Doc is happy to hear the sound of autumn leaves squelching under his paws. As for me, I’m just glad that he is happy too.
What do you love about autumn/fall?