Fall, Calgary, Alberta
Autumn in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is a great mortality check for active outdoor people. We lose the light quicker than the States (except Alaska) and celebrate Thanksgiving a month before America does. Out west we lose a lot of leaves in some drier areas and in other areas the green hangs in for the first snowfall. Although snow may come early in September, it doesn’t stay long and doesn’t wear out its welcome. Lots of sun sort of makes up for the chillier days. Autumn is a good time to take stock of the year. Very little rain adds to Calgary’s buoyant mood. No sleet or snow that looms like an unwelcome guest. A good place to take in the final tune of the season, before winter sets its own tempo. — Jude Dillon
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jude Dillon was born in Kingston, Ontario. He graduated in English from Queen’s and spent a few years as a newsphotographer, winning several awards. Jude also studied painting at the Alberta College of Art and Design. He has been published in magazines online and in print, throughout Canada, United States and Europe. He has published two collections of poetry, The Fractured Garden and Happy There In My Agony. He lives in Calgary, Alberta.