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Monday, November 14, 2016

FABulous Fall







It has been a fabulous fall weather-wise and the colour was spectacular. I am very behind on blogging, so far behind I may meet myself coming back! But even though most trees have now dropped their leaves and what colour is left is not as vibrant, I want to share with you some of my favourite images from Autumn 2016. I will no doubt do a few more posts with autumn photos once I do some more sorting and editing. For now... a few favourites. I am joining Mosaic Monday, hosted by Maggie at Normandy Life. This is my first time back at MM since Maggie started hosting. It feels good to be back. I hope to make it a regular occurence.













The maples were spectacular this year, almost beyond belief. After such a dry summer I did not expect the colours to be so rich and vibrant. It seemed that everywhere you looked there was another tree, more beautiful than the last.













There is so much variety of colour in the different species of maples. Some turn a brilliant yellow, others are yellow with orange tipped leaves. Some trees will be green, yellow and orange all at the same time, others will be yellow and red at the same time.












But without a doubt the most beautiful maple in my eyes is the maple that turns red, and many were truly scarlet this year. This old red maple is at the foot of my street. It is much older than I, and I marvel at its colour every year.
This photo really does not do it justice at all...












Look at the variety of colour... these are all maples.





















The berries are plentiful, perhaps the sign of  a hard winter ahead?




A few other random favourites to finish off....





This is the burning bush (Euonymus alatus) on our front lawn, before it turns totally red. I actually prefer it like this.















 Apples fallen on the back deck.


















Pumpkins and frost-bitten zinnia, definitely signs of autumn...


















I hope you'll stop by Normandy Life to visit  the other Mosaic Monday participants.


Peace,
Linda

"A tangerine and russet cascade of kaleidoscopic leaves, creates a tapestry of autumn magic upon the emerald carpet of fading summer." ~ Judith A. Lindberg

13 comments:

Jennifer said...

What stunning colours......makes me quite nostalgic for our autumn trips to Canada! Did you mean to be one year ahead?

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Man you had GREAT color. We didn't have such vibrancy this year. Just when I thought things would turn more red, along came rains and winds and those stinking yellow/brown leaves fell and we continue to wait for the county to come along and suck them up before it snows. My fingers are crossed. We had our first freeze so the gnats might be gone now. My frogs have disappeared and the fish are barely moving. I've been singing Over the River and Through The Woods... and waiting for the Vortex to dip down. We are on a weather roller coaster here, headed up to a high in the 60s by Wednesday ... climbing then free falling on Saturday to the first plunge of the season...roller coaster...get it!!
Have a really great week!
xx, Carol

Maggie said...

Such amazing colours, just breathtakingly beautiful.The world we live in can't be all bad when we can enjoy scenery such as this.
Welcome to the new home of MM, it's great to have your company today.

Snap said...

Thank you! I love seeing all the wonderful fall color. Where I live, fall is mostly green or completely bare trees. I miss the color! Happy Monday!

ellen b said...

Beautiful autumn mosaics. I love this time of year.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Your images certainly captured the fall colors. All are so stunning!. We visited the upper New England states in October and enjoyed the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Tomoko said...

Hello Linda,
You have such various leaves and fruits. They are just gorgeous! The perfect reflection on the blue water is beautiful.Apple trees are grown in the northern part of Japan, so I have not seen apple trees bearing a lot of fruits in person. I like to eat apples though. Have a good new week!

Coastal Ripples said...

I have SO enjoyed your post and beautiful mosaics. I love maples , sadly we don't seem to have that many in the Channel Islands. B x

Rajesh said...

Beautiful fall shots.

Lorrie said...

There's a lot of intense colour in your photos. Wonderful to see!

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

When something is more than fabulous, what word could be used? I would need a word like that to describe this post! :) Wonderful!

Jackie said...

Beautiful pictures. I'm in the process of learning how to do artistic quilting pictures. I've just finished my first one and was wondering if you'd allow me to use one of your pictures to try for my second (the one with the water and tree line). The colours would definitely make it a challenge.

Lee said...

I agree fully - it was a wonderful display this year. Great pics!

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