transition: "a change from one place or state or subject or stage to another"
Walking into town on Saturday, I spotted these ferns and daisies by the riverside - a kind of "last reminder" of the summer and autumn gone by...
The blazing colours of October are over. In November, it feels like nature as well as people are sort of in a transition period between seasons - waiting for winter / Christmas.
In the main square downtown, they had started decorating the Christmas tree, but had left the job half-finished for the weekend. Hopefully it will soon look a bit more festive!
Myself, I don't have a lot of presents to buy, but I've bought some Christmas cards and stamps. Time to get started with the "overseas" cards soon... It's still really hard to tell with those how long they'll take to travel! (I received one letter today from the US which had been on its way 3½ weeks.)
Christmas decorations in my own home won't come up until just before 1st Advent (that's less than two weeks away now, though). But when visiting the supermarket the other day, I could not resist their offer of two Amaryllis for the price of one: