Durham is a beautiful but tiny university city in the north of England famous for its amazing cathedral, which is one of Britain's best loved buildings. When I was studying at the university, I loved to go for crisp, autumnal walks around the cathedral and the river, kicking the leaves and basking in the golden glow of the season. The Lomography Redscale film perfectly captures the beauty of this time of year.
Autumn is an odd time here in Upper Michigan. With late arriving summers, many of our plants are just reaching full bloom, just as the leaves are beginning their turn into an orange and yellow and crimson ocean on each side of the valley. It's like we finally get all the way from those frozen moments in the spring to the full energy and motion of the warmth, when, like a comet receding from the sun, we head back towards the darkness and the ice.