Tuesday, September 28, 2010

(Day 271) Fall on fire

Spring and summer certainly bring out spectacular colours, especially evident in the abundance and variety of flowers. And the winter season can regularly cover over the remains of the previous seasons' growth with a soft, virginal blanket of white. But I think it's fall that produces a lot of the dramatic kodachrome scenes (think Simon and Garfunkel) that so many of us covet.

On my way home this afternoon I drove along a dirt country road where I hadn't been for a while, pulled over, and stepped into another world. Even though everything was wet, plants seemed to be on fire. I think I'm going to follow a fall theme for a little while - hope you come along for the ride.

(10-22mm  f14  1/6 sec  ISO200)


(10-22mm  f14  1/25 sec  ISO200)

30 comments:

S. Etole said...

spectacular ... the dampness seems to bring out the colors

Lisa said...

Your so right with your words and the way winter is also. Im dreading it yet I do like it.. Love your image. The Tree is a great find and fantastic.
I think theres a quote . Evey leaf is a flower in Autumn. God continues to amaze me with his paint bursh , love and grace.
Have a great night

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wow,such beauty and color.

Rick said...

@S. Etole - I think so too Susan. Thanks for dropping by.

Rick said...

@Lisa - yes, I agree - the leaves take on a colour they don't have in spring or summer, almost like they're going out in a blaze of glory ! Only the Master Painter could create these scenes purely for us to enjoy. Can we imagine what heaven and the new earth might look like ?

Rick said...

@Ruth's Photo Blog - we can only look on in awe when we see Him in creation. Thanks for taking time to stop by Ruth - you and Jake are in our prayers.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Oh I'll follow you Rick no matter what season.
These sure do look they are on fire.
Gladd you made that stop to show us.
Dag.

jasmin said...

dear Rick, this beautiful sun-quality colors that radiate into my face, liebe Grüße Jasmin

CarreraCaballo said...

The colors of the first picture are so warm, although the photo represents the less warmer season - Fall!

I like it :-)

Greetz,

Joseph

teca said...

Oh... I loved these photos! The second is special!

Kisses with love.

becky said...

Don't you just love the fall? Can't say I'm quite ready for winter yet, though. I love both photos, though am partial to the one on the bottom.
I love simon & garfunkel... I don't know why, but I had "Diamonds in the Soles of Her shoes" stuck in my head when I was out hiking the other day. I think they quit making kodachrome :(.

marty said...

oh, c'est tellement beau Rick - j'aime les
changements de saisons et les couleurs qui
viennent avec ! tes photos sont magnifiques !
bisous de France ou l'automne arrive aussi !

Scott said...

En fuego is right. What vibrant and beautiful reds.

Rick said...

@Barefoot from Heaven - lol, don't follow me too closely though - I don't know where I'm going ;-)

Thanks Dag ! Hope your week is going very well.

Rick said...

@jasmin - thank you; I have to act quickly these days because autumn is advancing rapidly and leaves continue to fall. We will enjoy while we can !

Rick said...

@CarreraCaballo - thank you Joseph. The temperatures are getting cooler with each day here, and we're getting lots of autumn rain - we might be lucky with an Indian summer, we might be unlucky with some early white stuff !

Rick said...

@teca - thank you teca; the vine reached higher in the tree than I could see and bright red all the way up !

Beijos !!

Rick said...

@becky - I think I'm partial to each season as it rolls in, and I enjoy what each brings. I think we were created for change - things would get boring if they always stayed the same, and so with the change of seasons. Fall is beautiful right now, then everything will fade and get ugly so we move to winter where it all gets covered up.

Sad about kodachrome isn't it - remember those days ? Seems so long ago now.

Thanks Becky.

Rick said...

@marty - I haven't made it to your blog yet to see the 'fall of France' ;-)

Merci for your comment and I will see you real soon :)

Beaucoup de bisous !!

Rick said...

@Scott - your Spanish is excellent Scott ! ;-) Yes, colours, even in the rain, were vivid ! Thanks for dropping by.

darlin said...

Oh, I'm so in for this ride! I love your photos and the colors in the fall are so spectacular. You're keen eye and attention to detail... I would miss this ride for anything, I might be delayed a bit every now and again but I'll be back. How about that, I'm even warning you now... what's wrong with me? :-) Happy fall shooting!

Rick said...

@darlin - thank you; things are looking pretty out there (except for today !). Glad to have you along ... I'll try to keep it interesting.

Now, how's that candle coming along ? Looks like you really were burning it at both ends !

Mamuchi said...

interesante perspectiba y color

Katherine said...

The forest is ablaze of auburns, orange & yellows. It's so beautiful Rick! Thanks for sharing your Fall with us.

Rick said...

@Mamuchi - gracias !

Rick said...

@Katherine - the pleasure was all mine in being able to seek this out and sharing it with you. Have a super week Katherine !

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Thanks for taking the time to step in that special world. My problem is I would want to keep going in and never come out. LOL..

Krista said...

These are awesome! I am looking forward to joining you on the fall tour. Fall is already over here so I will live vicariously through you. ;o)

Rick said...

@Here I Am/Carrie - I know what you mean - I too could simply get 'lost' in there. Thank you Carrie - hope your weekend is a good one !

Rick said...

@Krista - well vicariously ain't quite the same as the real thing, but I'll do my best - at least while fall lasts, and in some parts it's fadin' quick ! Guess I'll look forward to your soon-to-come winter photos then.