dreaming in the shadows of the Sleeping Maiden

Mt. Tamlapais, September 22, 2012

Mt. Tam glimpsed on the first sunset of fall, 2012

First day of fall. Sure enough, the air warmed up by several degrees. When I went for a walk with Marilyn of the Vision Book 365 project in the Pacheco Valley in Novato, the gold-infused light of fall seemed to warm up every square inch of earth exposed to it with a new, almost ferocious, force. We stayed om the cooler side by walking under the canopies of oaks, still bedecked in green leaves, and the filigreed cover of liquidambars with a good number of leaves that were blushing at the edges.

Though daylight is bound to become a precious commodity with the advance of fall into winter, the intensity and angle of the afternoon sun slicing through the ridges will have a way of dazzling as it will get more adept at piling on new hues over the old landscape.



  1. Deke #
    September 22, 2012

    I recall mid-September through October as being some of the warmest “summer-like” weather that Marin gets.

    • September 22, 2012

      Yes, indeed. We tend (or used to, at least) get the warmest weather spells in late September through October, and sometimes into November. In fact, the 1989 earthquake, which was in the second half of October, happened during a very hot spell … as did the big fire in Oakland. So yes, you remember correctly 🙂

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