September. What a beautiful time, as the heat finally lessens making it almost a perfect climate to be outside and when the fruits are ripe and the leaves boast vibrant warm colors among the green.
How perfect that nature is arranged so that its comfortable to enjoy the outdoors when these beautiful sights are available.
I saw someone described this time as the intersection between Summer and Autumn and I thought that was perfect!
Just sharing some pics I’ve taken over this week…
Along the Don Valley in Toronto, there are wild apples growing everywhere. As a result, there’s a sweet smell in the air on the trails.
Little bluish black berries are ripe everywhere … I think these are related to blueberries, although they are in a higher shrub.
The sumacs turn the most enviable colour of reddish-pink around this time. (*heart eyes*)
Some gorgeous rose hips. I’ve watched these go from green to bright orange over the past month or so.
I think these below are red hawthorns. I can imagine how nice a wreathe would be with these berries.
September is probably the only month where I can wear my moccasin style boots, as they’re not warm enough for cold weather. These are just cheap ones I got from the Kind Exchange in Toronto. On my wishlist is some authentic, Canadian-made moccasins.
It’s cool enough that I can finally pull out my latest organic cotton cardigan by PrAna …
But also warm enough by noon that a t-shirt is fine. This is another organic cotton one from MEC.
I haven’t shared a post on sustainable/organic clothing for a long time because I don’t buy new clothes too often. Probably because non-toxic and ethical clothing options aren’t that readily available.
Anyways, that’s my quick catch-up for today and now I’m off to go apple picking.
Have a great day!