Friday, October 16, 2015

Autumn Road Trip

The forecast looked dreary - the next 4-5 days would bring clouds laden with rain and gusty winds. And autumn colours don't wait for the perfect weather forecast. Not only would the light be dreary, the wind would hasten the undressing of the trees.

I've learned through the years that in photography 'carpe diem' is a motto to live by. So, equipment in car and off on a road trip to see what effect autumn had had on areas I'd made mental notes to re-visit when I saw them in summer. I wasn't disappointed - here's a small sample of the hundred and some-odd scenes I captured.

(For some music to put you in that autumn mood, click on the link below).


Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Marleen said...

Wat kan een mens zich bevoorrecht voelen in zo'n kleurrijke wereld. Prachtig, Rick!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Rick,you chose the perfect day to be out and the perfect places to visit.Fall beauty at it's best.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful captures Rick! I think the colours this year have been amazing, at least here in NB. Looks the same there too. The wind is blowing the leaves off here today. I'm sad to see them go until spring though.

Stephanie said...

Stunningly beautiful shots!

Lisa Gordon said...

These photographs are beautiful, Rick!
It looks like you are having a wonderful autumn.

Teca M. Jorge said...

Wow!!! Magnificent!!!!

Autumn is worderful indeed!!!

Hugs, love and friendship.

Christine said...

Glorious fall scenery! Thanks for sharing!
Glad to be a new follower

joyce said...

Very nice Rick. All our autumn colour is down now and I did not "carpe the diem "and took zero autumn pics this year.

Helma said...

Hoi Rick,
echt een heerlijk en heel sfeervol blog met deze mooie herfstkleuren.
Dit is ook echt genieten. De warme tinten van de herfst laat je hier heel mooi uitkomen.

Groetjes, Helma

MARTY said...

Hi Rick ! beautiful images ! les couleurs sont belles et le ciel si bleu ! I fill mon esprit with all that gold and toutes les couleurs et je serai riche with that, all the winter !
I wish you a happy dimanche et je hope que the wind n'a pas fait tomber all the leaves !
colorful bisous de France

Amelia said...

Hi Rick, how you doing? Gorgeous autumn scenery. One of the most fascinating season that I admire. Love to see the leaves changes its colour from green to yellow, orange, red.
Beautiful header.

Have a great week ahead,regards.

António Jesus Batalha said...

Estou alegre por encontrar blogs como o seu, ao ler algumas coisas,
reparei que tem aqui um bom blog, feito com carinho.Posso dizer que gostei do que li e desde já quero dar-lhe os parabéns, decerto que virei aqui mais vezes.
Sou António Batalha.
Que lhe deseja muitas felicidade e saúde em toda a sua casa.
PS.Se desejar visite O Peregrino E Servo, e se o desejar siga, mas só se gostar, eu vou retribuir seguindo também o seu.

Amelia said...

Hi Rick, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and family. May you be bless with abundance of joy, happiness and good health. Happy holiday.

Warmest regards,

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I am sorry for being late. I wanted to be by much earlier. "Stuff" happened, but I hope you are still having a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!