Thankful For Fall And Its Color

Posted on Nov 27, 2013

Orange Maple leaves

Yes, the holidays are right around the corner.  Soon we’ll all be caught up in the hustle and bustle of shopping, cooking, baking, parties, family, friends.  Just for a little longer wouldn’t you like to enjoy fall? Without school nights, home work and tests to worry about anymore, it’s quite possibly become my favorite season.

On a recent trip to Montana I snapped these photos up like a squirrel collecting acorns for the winter.  Each is its own gem, completely untouched by any photo editing software; just nature in it’s full glory.

ORANGE

Pumpkins and gourds

A pile of Pumpkins in Hamilton, MT

Peach colored crab apples spokane, riverfront park

Peach colored crab apples in Riverfront Park, Spokane, WA

Barberries Fall

Barberries in Victor, MT

Orange aspen fall

Aspen in Corvalis, MT

My mom used to describe fall weather as a “warm cool”.  Here in Southern California it’s quite possibly the best weather of the year.  The days are warm and mostly sunny and believe it or not, there is fall color.  Not like New England, but the sycamores go yellow and the Liquidambars, a warm climate version of maples, turn orange, yellow, red and maroon. In fact there are three very mature Liquidambars directly across the street, dazzling with their beautiful changing display. They remind me of the colors I saw on my trip.

AUTUMN GREEN

Moss

Moss at the Riverfront Park, Spokane, WA

pinecones

Pinecones at Riverfront Park, Spokane, WA

Acorn cap

Acorn cap, Riverfront Park, Spokane. WA

Fir needles

Grandma’s trees, MT

Fall grass

Grass, Hamilton, MT

So here’s a last look at fall, a moment to pause, slow down, have a cup of tea and appreciate what’s right in front of us before we get too caught up in the season ahead. I raise my mug to you, Fall.  Thank you for the beautiful display! Cheers!

FALL’S PINKS AND REDS

peegee hydrangea

Peegee Hydrangea, Corvalis, MT

fALL ECHINACEA

Echinacea, Uncle Darrel’s front yard, MT

CRAB APPLE

Uncle Darrel’s crab apples, MT

FALL COLOR

Fuzzy Flowers, Victor, MT

rED LEAVES FALL

Red stems, red leaves, Hamilton, MT

FALL RED MAPLE LEAVES

Red leaves, Corvalis, MT

RED BERRIES AT Spokane, riverfront park

Berries, Riverfront Park, Spokane, WA

 

OK, now I’m ready.  Bring on Christmas!!!

 

 

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