Fall on Vancouver Island is an unusual time. The nights get darker, the rains pick up, the wind swirls. But the landscape – it becomes more vibrant than it was in August, when things are dusty and dry. Unlike the rest of the country, we don’t go brown and dead in the winter, before the snows come. Instead, we green up. Sure, the deciduous trees have lost their leaves, but the grass is long and thick and green, the evergreens glisten with their dark green boughs, and the hedges and ferns and bushes glow in their many green shades.
The garden also still has colour, as the last flowers fade into the early nights. It is one of my favourite times of year to get out in between rain showers and take photos.