That trip to the 'North Woods' was two weeks ago now - time flies! Here in the valley we're surrounded by almost fluorescent orange with highlights of yellow and red. It's the Sugar Maples that provide the most and brightest colours; this year seems to be just amazing! Many of the White Ash trees that turned yellow first have now lost their leaves, but the maples provide the peak colour.
I never know what sort of picture captures the atmosphere of the fall colour in the valley best. I start with the broad landscape, here Old Baldy above, and Kimberley Forest, below.
Then I drive the rural roads, looking for shots that capture those lines of Sugar Maples that add so much colour.
Sometimes there are individual trees that stand out brightly.
Or the tops of individual trees, like this one that always seems to turn particularly red!
How's this for a bright red patch of leaves!
Sometimes it's a smaller portion of a tree, with a patch or several of leaves and the black trunks in the background. Actually I think of all the pictures I like this the best.
And sometimes it's close-ups of only a few leaves - all of these right here in our yard, a Red Maple, Staghorn Sumach, and Burning Bush. I could take pictures of fall colour forever, but it will all be over all too soon. And none of these capture the essential atmosphere of being here. It's as if the colour saturates the air itself! Hope you're enjoying fall where you are.