Sunday, November 7, 2010

Golden

The trees have long since lost most of their colour but I still have many photos from the height of autumn. I'll continue to share them for a number of posts. I hope you enjoy them.



A street in a small town in Ontario, near to where I've loved to walk for the past few years.




Late afternoon on an Indian summer's day. The chilly water of the creek appears warm and golden.




Few leaves remain on the trees on the far bank. I suspect they're long gone by now.




That late day sunshine brought out so many colours hidden within the trees and brush. I'm glad this day warmed up to greet me this way.




And again to say "Goodbye."




The golden orb of sunlight turns the treetops into silhouettes.




And birds take their final flight to shelter for the night.





This day, the season, these memories are golden.

68 comments:

Stacey Dawn said...

I'll never get tired of looking at Autumn pictures - LOVE them...

Frank Baron said...

Those scenes...strangely familiar....

There are still a few colourful leaves clinging to one small tree on the north side of the little pond.

At least as of this morning.

Beautiful shots. :)

ladyfi said...

Wonderful golden tones. What a glorious autumn you've been having!

June said...

A couple of those made me think "Hudson River School," the light and the colors all softened and mellow.

The last picture is stunning . . . a real mood-setter.

Dave said...

Hilary, as always, beautiful pictures. You captured those amazing autumn colours. I also enjoyed the pictures in your previous blog. - Dave

slommler said...

Beautiful Hilary! I especially enjoyed the sunset photos. Such a golden glow infused the entire pic...fabulous!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Zuzana said...

I love your poetic photography dear Hilary.
The first river photograph resembles a painting, it is almost like a fantasy, too good to be true...
And you know how much I love sunsets.;)
Have a lovely Sunday dear friend,
xo

Brian Miller said...

a lovely walk you took us on...i was listening to the trees and the water...such beauty...my fave thoough is that skeleton of a tree at teh end with the sun peeking through...

Gary's third pottery blog said...

so pretty but now it seems so cold and gloomy...

TechnoBabe said...

These are so pretty. I like that you say the water appears warm. I know things get really cold up there and you did a great job with the glorious colors of fall.

Mental P Mama said...

Always a treat chez vous! My favorite time of year...

Bonnie said...

Lovely pics Hilary. Love that last one of the bare tree - what more beautiful piece of sculpture could one find?

solarity said...

The colors of the water balance the colors of the leaves beautifully.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Nessa said...

The colors of Fall are so warm to make up for the chill in the air.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Wow! Beautiful pictures. Makes me want to take a trip to Canada!

Leah J. Utas said...

Gorgeous. Pic No. 4 has a dream-like quality to it.
It's always a treat to see the fall colours.

ellen abbott said...

I never get tired of looking at your pictures.

Kristina P. said...

I just can't get enough of the beautiful autumn colors.

Reb said...

Lovely autumn colours. I love the last sunset, with the clouds faintly tinted.

Steve Gravano said...

Beautiful as always, I agree, I never tire of autumn photos. That third photo is spectacular.

Fragrant Liar said...

Oh, yes. Still beautiful, the shades of fall. I love these warm splashes of color on the landscape, and wish I could see more of it way down here in green, green Florida. There are pockets of fall regalia here, but not near enough.

Michael Manning said...

As you know, I am a fan of your excellent photography! Many of these scenes look like isolated areas. But I enjoyed them all...especially the sunset.

The Merry said...

Thank you for sharing these pics. I love the vicarious tour through the Canadian autumn :)

Jillsy said...

those river shots are amazing! thanks for taking us along with you...I could look at beautiful photos until the cows come home!

Moannie said...

Beautiful pictures. Bring back memories of our year in Canada.

Shammickite said...

All the leaves are gone from the trees on my street now. Well, not quite gone, they're in bags waiting to be picked up on Yard Waste Day.

messymimi said...

There's no such thing as too many of your pictures.

Brenda Kula said...

These photos are simply phenomenal! That first photo...oh, if we got color that rich in fall!
Brenda

~JarieLyn~ said...

Your photos and your posts are golden. :)

Tammie Lee said...

such a gorgeous autumn post!

MaggieGem said...

Another lovely set of photographs, I really love the last one, that is one awesome sunset!

Rain said...

Wow, that last photo is absolutely gorgeous Hilary! Very pretty!
:)

Velvet Over Steel said...

Breath taking pictures!!! I love fall & your sky pictures are so beautiful!! ~ Coreen

Slamdunk said...

I welcome as many of those lovely shots as you want to share.

I am already weary of looking at the crunchy brown leaves on the ground waiting to be raked.

SandyCarlson said...

Outstanding. Dreamy. Thank you, friend.

Hilary said...

• Thank you, Stacey Dawn. :)

• Frank, thank you. I hope there will also always be a couple of coins clinging to that other tree on the evening walk.... :)

• Thanks, LadyFi. It's been a beauty. :)

• June, thank you for such kind words and comparison. Very much appreciated. :)

• Dave, thanks kindly. I'm glad you enjoyed them. :)

• SueAnn, thank you. It was such a lovely evening. I'm glad you could enjoy it along with me. :)

• Zuzana, thanks so much. It was beautiful sunlight and I had no choice but to snap those shots. The beauty was all Nature's. Thanks for the visit. :)

• Brian, I'm glad you could join me on my walk and partake in the sights and sounds. Thanks for the kind words. :)

• Gary, it some ways, it sure does... Thanks for the visit. :)

• TechnoBabe, thanks. The water was anything but warm, but that golden sunlight could easily have had me fooled. Thanks for the kind comments. :)

• MPM, merci beaucoup! ;)

• Quite true, Bonnie. Nature sure does beautiful artwork. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Mary Anne, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the visit. :)

• Nessa, so true. They seem to glow, don't they? Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Elizabeth, let me know when you plan to be here. We'll walk. ;)

• Leah, thank you. It sure is a visually appealing time of year. :)

• Well thank you kindly, Ellen. :)

• Kristina, they're done with us long before we're done with them. Thanks for the visit. :)

Hilary said...

• Reb, thanks kindly. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

• Steve, thanks very much. It's impossible to stop snapping shots on days like this, isn't it? :)

• Fragrant Liar, I imagine the colours are quite lacking that far south. You'll have to take a trip to your northeastern coast to see the real autumn colours. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Michael, thanks kindly. They're not too isolated at all. They're mostly on, or just off of a walking path. Thanks for the always kind words. :)

• Merry, I'm sure glad that you could join me. Thanks for that. :)

• Jillsy, what an udderly nice thing to say. Thanks so much. :)

• Moannie, ahh yes. I remember you've spent time in my native Montreal. Thanks for joining me. :)

• Shammie, that's pretty gone! Ours have pretty much disappeared now too but since I still have a lot of photos, it will continue to exist in my blog for a few more posts. :)

• Well thank you so much for that, MessyMimi. :)

• Brenda, thank you so kindly. I'm glad you enjoyed them. :)

• Thanks so much, JarieLyn. Much appreciated. :)

• Tammie Lee thank you kindly. :)

• MaggieGem, I'm glad you enjoyed them. Thanks so much. :)

• Rainy, I kind of thought you'd like that tree best. ;) Thanks very much. :)

• Coreen, I'm glad to hear it. Thanks very kindly . :)

• Slamdunk, that sounds good to me because I have a fair number of them left to share over the next while. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Thanks so much, Sandy. Your visits always make me smile. :)

ds said...

Ahhhhhhhh...Thank you!

King of New York Hacks said...

Beautiful...love that tree photo...love all these photos actually...may have to point my taxi toward that golden orb...so tempting. Thanks for sharing that nice walk with us. ;)

Cricket said...

Very nice, as always. Autumn is fading fast here. First snow today, but drearily mixed with rain. Bleah.

I particularly like the power lines hiding in the corner of the last. Reminds me a bit of a place I used to go for solitude: down an electric company service road. It was a strange mix of urban and rural scenery. You were right in the middle of the city, of course, but if you looked the right way, you could pretend you had gotten away from it all. I hardly ever saw anyone else there.

And the power lines themselves were pretty interesting to look at. You could even hear them hum.

And for some reason, probably just something from the attics of my mind, I'm thinking of John Lennon's Old Dirt Road. One of my favorites.

indicaspecies said...

Nature in all its autumn glory! Fabulous shots!

kcinnova said...

These photographs remind me of the scenery on our hike yesterday. I think the late afternoon autumn glow paints everything golden.

Gaston Studio said...

My fav is the one showing the young saplings in full color in front of the naked big trees.

Still waiting, in my neck of the woods, for full fall color to hit. Our gingkos are just beginning to turn thier brilliant yellow.

Nick said...

Taken leaves of your senses... that's very punny.

Daryl said...

I love the light (and even the dark) in these ... especially the next to last shot

steviewren said...

One day I hope to see an autumn as glorious and the ones you have! That street with all the color....wonderful!

The sun is shining today...I think I need to go for a drive and look for some color here.

Redbush said...

How vibrant the colors are! I envy you so much at this time of the year. We don't have quite the brightness in our fall season. I love the creek with the oranges behind it. Gorgeous photos once again!

Susie said...

As much as I love the wonderful colors of the season, those sunset shots...especially the last one are nothing short of stunning!

Cloudia said...

The final shot was like the climax!



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Kerri said...

Your images are always so lovely Hilary!

Sandi McBride said...

How perfectly that camera of yours has captured the season. I can't wait for the winter shots, I'm sure these will pale in comparison...then again, maybe not, lol!
hugs
Sandi

Linda said...

These are all so beautiful, Hilary. It's hard to pick a favorite, but I'm kind of partial to the one with the bare tree trunks with the few colorful leaves behind them.

I was scrolling through your posts, showing some of your pictures to my husband, and he saw something in one that even you might not have seen. In the November 4th post, in the photo of the little leaf under the stick, Doug saw a swan in the shadow created by the leaf. I saw it, too, after he pointed it out.

Hilary said...

• Thank YOU, DS. :)

• King, thanks so much. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos. :)

• Cricket, no snow here yet but the autumn shades have long-faded. Bare trees everywhere with only a few stubborn leaves clinging to them. The way you describe your solitude spot is very much like my park. I can hear and see the city around me but I can easily pretend I'm deep in the woods. That's what I love about the magic of photography - it hides the stuff you don't want to see and enhances the beauty of your surroundings. Magic! Thanks always for your thoughtful comments and for the musical interlude. :)

• Indicaspecies, thanks very much. I'm pleased that you enjoyed them. :)

• KC, you're so right about the late afternoon sun at this time of the year (late day sun in summer). It bathes everything in deep, saturated colours. Thanks for the visit. :)

• Thank you, Jane. I'm envious that you're just at the start of your colourful season. You'll have to share some images. Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

• Nick, thanks. ;)

• Daryl, thanks so much. Always a pleasure to share with you. :)

• Steviewren, it sure is a sight to behold. I do hope you manage to spend some autumn days like this some year. I hope you enjoyed your drive and thanks for stopping by. :)

• Redbush, thanks so much for your always kind words. It's good to see you out in the blog world again. :)

• Susie, thank you very kindly. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos. :)

• Cloudia, thanks very much. I'm glad you liked it. :)

• Thank you, Kerri. As are yours. :)

• Sandi, I have no trouble waiting for winter. I'm in NO hurry for the cold and the snow! Thanks for the very kind words. :)

• Linda, thank you so much for the always kind words. Your hubby is so right about that photo. It does indeed look like a little swan, and I had not noticed it. Thank you for pointing that out. So cool! :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

Gorgeous. I am so glad you are posting these. It's the Autumn shots that help me make it through our long, dark winters-- but this year, my Fall foliage time was too busy and I didn't get any of the beautiful reds and oranges. I may have to load your page up and stare at it often:-)

Sarah Knight said...

Beautiful shots!
Our trees have shed most of their leaves to the cold & wind lately as well.

Anvilcloud said...

These are very warm, rich photos. I really like the Far Bank photo with it's bit of colour amongst the bareness of the other branches.

lime said...

i don't think it's possible for me to tire of autumn beauty!

Land of shimp said...

Hilary, you Canadians know how to do autumn, I'm telling you. What a lovely set of photographs.

What I honestly thought when I saw the trees behind the bare trees on the bank?

"Wow, those orange trees are wishing they'd picked a game other than hide-and-seek."

Don said...

You live in a place rich with autumn color. Thanks for taking me there!

Robyn said...

I love the colour of your trees at this time. I don't think ours ever look like that.

SY said...

this is beautiful and makes the cold seem a lot more pleasant than normal

deb said...

oh.. Hilary.
we are going to be walking among the barren aren't we..

these photos are treasures. they are.

(slowly catching up.... )

Sandra said...

Hi, Hilary! All gorgeous, but I especially love the wonderful composition of the three trees with a few leaves behind them. Just a perfect, beautiful photo. Fall is heaven for photographers, isn't it. :)

Hilary said...

• IBHH, thank you so much. I'm pleased that you're enjoying the autumn pics. Feel free to stare all you like. In fact, I'll be posting more photos for you again fairly soon since I still have so many in reserve. Thanks always for the kind words. :)

• Thank you, Sarah. It's like that here too now, but not in my photo folder. ;)

• Thanks very much, AnvilCloud. I'm glad you're enjoying them. :)

• Lime, it sure is a special time of year. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Alane, thanks kindly, my friend. You sure do have a unique way of viewing our worlds and I'm sure glad you opt to share it. Thanks for this. :)

• Don, thanks for joining me. Much appreciated. :)

• Robyn, we're very lucky to get such dramatic colours here. It helps to remember that when we're in the midst of dramatic snow falls later. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• So true, SY. Thanks for the visit. I hope you'll return again soon. :)

• Deb, it's beginning to look like that, isn't it? Thanks so much for the always kind words. :)

• So good to see you, Sandra. I hope you're mending well. Thanks for the kind comment and yes, you're so right about this marvelous season. :)

Bubblewench said...

You really take some of the most breathtaking pictures! So beautiful!

Hilary said...

Thanks so much, Bubblewench. Good to see you. :)

Out on the prairie said...

A nice selection of photos to make a virtual tour of a nice place to enjoy.

Hilary said...

• Welcome, Out on the Prairie, and thanks very much for the kind words. Very much appreciated.