Maybe it's because of the lack of rain this October, or the unusually warm temperatures, but it seems that this autumn the leaves are sticking around longer than usual and the colours are more vibrant. When I have a break from teaching I've been sitting on campus, sketching the view of the churchyard across the way, or simply the campus grounds. It's hard not to go overboard with the garish colours but I try to temper them a bit.
Today the wind picked up while I was painting on rue Jean Talon. In fact there was a wind tunnel that shook my car and created great swirling piles of leaves. I have a feeling Indian Summer won't last much longer.