Thursday, September 25, 2014

September Skies and More Colour

I'm waiting for the bright red colours of the Sugar Maples, but in the meantime we've got some brilliant blue skies, warm temperatures and perfect September weather for tidying up the garden and finishing the last fall projects.  And I've been struck by the brilliance of the trees that are turning yellow around here.

Some of the trees around here actually look fluorescent against the bright blue skies - sorry about the hydro pole in this one, but I can't get spot remover to work properly.

This was the tree in our own backyard that got me noticing the yellow leaves - mostly on the White Ash like this one.  I was cleaning up the garden today, and when I passed this tree beyond the compost pile I looked up and it really did look fluorescent yellow.  The picture doesn't do it justice.

Perhaps this one captures the colour a bit better.

And this one illustrates why you should break the rule about never shooting into the light, especially when trying to capture the fall colour.

On my morning walk with the dog.

Over at the top of the ski club.

And this is more like what I'm looking forward to in a week or so - colours are changing very fast now, so I'll be back with more next week.

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21 comments:

  1. Wow, gorgeous colors! It is still mostly green here. I do love the yellows and oranges.. Very pretty post.. Happy Skywatching!

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  2. Beautiful photos. The colors stand out so well from the beautiful blue sky!

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  3. Oh these are glorious! Don't you just love fall? It's my favorite time of year.

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  4. Beautiful .... that yellow against the blue sky could not be more perfect. Lovely post. Makes me happy it's fall (I let go of summer kicking and screaming, but this post shows how silly that is..)

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  5. Wow that beautiful blue sky is a wonderful backdrop to the beautiful leaves.

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  6. It has been an especially beautiful week. The blue skies and the changing trees have had me smiling a lot this week. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous yellows that you captured on camera. I look forward to seeing the reds soon!

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  7. I love the yellows and oranges of the trees. We are not that colourful here yet in NB or at least in the Fredericton area. Just a slight tint in the hills and the odd tree here and there in full colour. We're having glorious weather through Sunday - sunny and hot. Our second summer is here.

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  8. Haven't seen quite so much colour on the Niagara Escarpment, yet. Looking forward to views like yours.

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  9. Wow---gorgeous photos. Can't wait til we get that kind of color down here. We are just getting started here in TN.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  10. Makes me just a bit homesick for Illinois, where I know they are beginning to see the changing colors. Thanks for these lovely photos.

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  11. Gorgeous!! I'm envious, our early hard freeze made most of the leaves here turn brown and fall off, so I have to enjoy the beauty of this year's fall colors vicariously. Your azure skies are splendid, how perfectly they set off those sunlit leaves! I especially love "at the top of the ski club" tree with its wonderfully whimsical branches! And the row of colorful trees in the last photo, like a box of crayons! :-)

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  12. Fantastic colour. Lucky to have such brilliant blue skies to add to the effect.

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  13. WOW! We are at least 3-weeks away before we see any colors like this, but I bet it will be more like the end of October here in the valley. The higher elevations in the Smoky's should be turning by mid-October. I'm looking forward to seeing the change in our landscape. I love this time of year! Fabulous #SWF photos! Now, I want a cup of hot chocolate. :D

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  14. These are wonderful! I like the next to last one best. So, the emerald ash borer hasn't made it to you yet?

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  15. Fall weather gives us that same color of blue skies. It makes your fall leaves really stand out making their colors a stronger hue.

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  16. wow looks like fall has arrived in your neck of the woods. the maples are turning here, the rest of the trees will soon follow. Yes I find it hard to get a correct color of yellow in my photos.

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