Monday, October 17, 2016

More Fall Colour

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.


21 comments:

  1. Nature reminds us to stop and look around every year at this time. Beautiful photos!

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  2. Oh Wow----The colors are SO vivid... Loved this post!!!!! Of course, I love AUTUMN... We finally had a little color here --but since we are in a drought, the colors come and go quickly since the leaves are FALLING early.... We're headed out next week to see some colors in other areas.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. Sugar maple certainly are the premier tree for fall color. Red maple also has nice color, but nothing else displays the broad range of colors comparable to sugar maple. Very nice photos.

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  4. The colors are so stunning. It probably was hard to select one area to photograph as it looks like the color is just everywhere. Great photos that you are sharing.

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  5. Awesome colors. Great shots.

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  6. Autumn's magic is truly in the air again and with these warm temperatures even the Crickets are still chirping. You live in an enchanted forest up there in the Beaver Valley. Keep those colors coming.

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  7. The fall colors sure are extra pretty this year.

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  8. I've seen only yellow leaves this weekend, so happy to see the flaming reds here.

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  9. Wow - stunning colours and shots.

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  10. I remember that when my parents flew to Canada for the first time, my mother looked out of the plane window down onto the woodlands and thought she was looking at fields of tulips. From the colours in your photographs I can appreciate how she made that mistake.

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  11. Loved the leaf close-ups! I'm enjoying everyone's fall photos.

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  12. Bowled over by those colours, FG. Astonishing, heartachingly beautiful.

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  13. These are such beautiful photos of the gorgeous fall colours. Its true that one needs to be there to appreciate the colours. The oranges and golds wrap our yard and living room in a warm glow that I love and will miss when they trees are bare.

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  14. Gorgeous captures of nature's beauty in Autumn ~ thanks!

    Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

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  15. Lovely photos . We still have quite a bit of green as the weather has been so warm here but the trees that have changed are soo pretty through out our yard and valley ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  16. excellent images Stew. I just love autumn color images and yours are wonderful.

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