Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Last Leaves

Before the leaves disappear completely around here, I'll share a few of my favourite shots from this fall.  These are from 2 weeks ago; the trees around here are 99.8% bare now, and it's looking like mid-November.  But that means you can see other things in the woods better than before.  For a short few weeks until the snow really flies, the forest floor is open like a book.

Our neighbour has a few red oak trees, and they're the ones that seem to hold on to their leaves the longest.

But most of the colourful trees in the neighbourhood are sugar maples, entirely orange and yellow this year rather than red.

This is one of the best shots I think really shows the leaves glowing in the morning sun.

But I liked something about this maple branch viewed from below too; just catches my eye somehow.

This was probably the brightest tree in the neighbourhood, though it only lasted this bright for a day or two.

And in the garden, it's the hostas turning yellow that mark the end of fall.


  1. It looks like November here, too! I think the goldfish pond will freeze tonight.
    Your leaves are amazing. Ours are gone.
    Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

  2. Simply gorgeous photos - that first one really pops!!

  3. The colours are lovely. Yep, it's true that for a while we'll be able to see more in the woods.

  4. Gorgeous colours! Wow. It sure is (was) pretty there. We are 99.9% bare trees here.

  5. The blue sky makes the leaves look even more beautiful.
    I know what you mean about seeing things better in the forest with the leaves gone.

  6. Lovely sky and beautiful Autumn leaves. It is pretty time of the year! Have a great evening and weekend ahead!