We are well into Fall weather here.
It has either been pouring rain all week or at least very cloudy.
I always love to photograph outside my doors as the scene is ever changing even when the sky is very cloudy.
You can see we have a variety of trees, some with leave intact and in colour, others with most of the leaves gone and still others that will keep their leaves all winter.
This green and red leafed tree is a dogwood tree that sits in the corner of my garden. The dogwood flower is the official floral emblem my province. My tree is rather young yet but in Spring I like to see it's white flowers.
This is what the dogwood flower looks like.
|Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons|
In the wee hours of the morning before I called it a night I heard a sound like glass being tapped. I ignored it at first but I kept hearing the sound. I then turned out all the lights to peer outside my patio doors and found that my patio umbrella had broken off. The screws somehow came loose during the storm and were hitting the glass table top. I went out and brought the screws inside and laid the umbrella on the patio so it wouldn't fly through the air and damage anything. I waited until daylight to take the photo.
Right now there is no rain but it will probably be back soon.
UPDATE: In retrospect, the storm and the falling over of my umbrella seems very symbolic. For today (Wednesday) there was a shooting attack in Canada's Parliament Buildings after a soldier guarding the National War Memorial was shot (and sadly, later died). My thoughts and prayers are with all those who lead and/or guard our country., and particularly those that lost their loved one Corporal Nathan Cirillo. Corporal Cirillo is the second military man in Canada to be killed this week. As the night falls here, many children in Parliament area schools and day cares and many staff and politicians on the Hill and in surround areas are in lock down while police continue to investigate and try to assure it is safe for them to leave.