Sunday, September 11, 2011

ACEO - Autumn Colours 4-6

Summer is drawing to a close and the yellow school buses are on the roads once more taking the children to school.

The swallows and hummingbirds will soon be gone on their long journey south; and I can hear the flocks of geese calling to each as they fly across the sky in their V formation. It is time for me to start putting the feeders back out again for the many birds that spend the harsh winter here in Canada.

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The squirrels are busy hiding, chestnuts, walnuts and acorns for use later in the winter. But I also know they will be regular visitors to the feeders as well when the snow gets deep and food is scarce.

The temperatures are dropping at night and there is a hint of frost in the air in the mornings and the days are warm but without the humidity; good weather for working outside.

With the cooler temperatures the leaves are starting to change from their summer greens into the bright and beautiful warm autumn colours of yellow, red and orange.

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With all of the changes that are happening it is a small wonder why this is my favourite time of the year.

If you would like more information about ACEO please go to my post on 11 March 2010.

The ACEO shown here are all original watercolour paintings using Artist quality Windsor & Newton paint on either 140lb. or 300lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. They are priced at $20.00 each and sold unframed.

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