Autumn Colors and Autumn Chill

“And yet no leaf or grain is filled by work of ours; the field is tilled and left to grace.” So writes Wendell Berry. These pictures from The Atlantic captivated us this week – landscapes filled with color, a squirrel in mid-flight, leaves and leaves and leaves. What joy it is to breathe the earth’s air.


1. NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 9: A woman in a red dress walks across a field under trees turning color in Central Park on November 9, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Hershorn/Getty Images)

2. The Matterhorn is pictured on an autumn day amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in the ski resort of Zermatt, Switzerland November 21, 2020. Picture taken November 21, 2020. (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)


3. UKRAINE – NOVEMBER 23, 2020 – A squirrel reaches for a yellow leaf, Ukraine. –  (Olena Khudiakova/ Ukrinform/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)


4. Cranes fly above a lake during the migration season on a foggy morning at Hula Nature Reserve, in northern Israel November 17, 2020. Picture taken November 17, 2020. (REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)


5. Autumnally coloured vineyards are seen in Hessigheim, southern Germany, on November 5, 2020. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP via Getty Images)


6. ZAKARPATTIA REGION, UKRAINE – OCTOBER 20, 2020 – Custer of grapes is seen on the vine, Berehovo district, Zakarpattia Region, western Ukraine.- (Serhii Hudak/ Ukrinform/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)


7. Carmen Mironescu, wearing a mask against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), sports a crown made of yellow fall leaves while posing for a portrait on a sunny day in Mogosoaia park, near Bucharest, in Mogosoaia, Romania, November 15, 2020. (Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS)


8. Gray Squirrel Feasting on a Pumpkin after Halloween. Buffalo, New York, USA. November 20th 2020 (Pierre Williot / Shutterstock)


9. Hjartdal municipality in countryside Telemark. October landscape 2020 in Norway. (Ingunn B. Haslekaas / Getty)


10. SRINAGAR, KASHMIR- NOVEMBER 11: A Kashmiri couple walks amongst the foliage under a Chinar tree which has changed it’s colour in the Nishat Mughal garden during the autumn season on November 11, 2020 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. Autumn colours are reaching their peak as the days are becoming shorter, heralding the approach of winter in Kashmir. Known locally as the ‘Chinar’, an indigenous variety of maple that is also known as the oriental plane is a deciduous tree that can be found in many popular Mughal gardens such as those at the Nishat, Shalimar, Harwan and Naseem Bagh. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)


11. BERLIN, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 16: A swan is seen on Lake of Tegeler See Forest during autumn season in Berlin, Germany on November 16, 2020. (Photo by Abdulhamid Hosbas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)


12. A skein of pink-footed geese fly in front of the setting sun as banks of mist and low cloud blanket the Lomond Hills and surrounding area, on November 7, 2020 in Glenrothes, Scotland. (Photo by Ken Jack/Getty Images)


13. U.K. on September 29: Early morning Stag in the rain amongst bracken. (Adrian Coleman / iStockphoto / Getty)


14.Ha-Neul Kim of South Korea lines up a putt on the 4th green during the final round of the Ito-En Ladies Golf Tournament at the Great Island Club on November 15, 2020 in Chonan, Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)


15. This picture shows a leaf discoloured on an autumn day in the forest of Marche-Les-Dames, near Namur, Belgium, on November 18, 2020. (Photo by JOHN THYS/AFP via Getty Images)


16. \ Site administrator Jess Costello puts the finishing touches to a display of Pumpkins at RHS Garden Wisley on October 16,2020 in Wisley,England. RHS Garden Wisley has noted an increase in visitors this autumn compared to the same time last year, as people take advantage of dry, sunny weather to enjoy the first autumn colour alongside late summer blooms still flourishing in the garden. (Photo by Chris Gorman/Getty Images)


17.  Dancer and musician Seira Soraya, plays the trumpet near Bow Bridge in Central Park on November 09, 2020 in New York City. Soraya has been out of work due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and is using this time to work on a personal project. (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)


18. A person takes a photograph of morning mist at sunrise in Greenwich Park in south London on November 9, 2020.  (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)


19. A plant is covered in hoarfrost in the early morning on a field near Hanau, Germany, November 6, 2020. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)


20. An inspector rides a horse around Ile-Alatau National Park in the mountains near Almaty, Kazakhstan November 15, 2020. (REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev)


21. JIYUAN, CHINA – NOVEMBER 24: Mount Wangwu is pictured after snowfall on November 24, 2020 in Jiyuan, Henan Province of China. (Shi Jiamin/VCG via Getty Images)

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