Well, here’s a beginning, at least …

05 Nov

I've got a few … these are new ones, just recent, and since everyone is posting Autumn pictures, I reckon I can show some of our colours, too. One forgets, you know, that our friends in the Tropics do not have such spectacular displays as we do, in fact, they really don't have much in the way of seasons at all. So they don't have snow, either … and I think that the snow, or more precisely, its weight, is quite possibly the main reason for the trees' hurry to get rid of their leaves before the snow comes. Anyone who has seen an early snowstorm weight down leafy treelimbs and break them off will understand what I mean. I've chopped up enough broken limbs to really appreciate that. Although my Brasileira assures me that Brasil has snow, it is in the high Andes on the West of her country … above the treeline. It doesn't count if you can't just look out your window and see it falling.

And now I'm talking about snow, when I meant to talk about leaves. Well, not exactly … I meant to show pictures of our Autumn Colorfest. So, here they are …

One of the ways we know the colour is coming is that our friends, the birds, get together to talk over the coming journey. And we begin to see big orange moonrises:

Things begin to take on a general Autumn colouring:

And the fields start to look rather more than ripe.

And we see michaelmas daisies along the verges …

And squashes appear in the markets …

Then we notice these little chaps running about with full cheek pouches …

… storing up food for the cold times ahead. And the weather begins to change …

Some trees, perhaps more sensitive than others, begin to change …

The hills seem to catch fire in the red afternoon sun …

The white paper birches dressed in gold …

The maples, in barbaric red gold, like the Ring of the Niebelungen …

And it is definitely time for a trip through the park!

OK, OK … so I can't resist sumac.
I reckon I'd better quit, now … for one thing, folks are yelling at me to prepare supper (one of those squashes will serve admirably), and also, I suspect this server is going to try to kill me if I give it any more work …

Cheers, all.


Posted by on November 5, 2009 in Uncategorized


25 responses to “Well, here’s a beginning, at least …

  1. PainterWoman

    November 5, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Love the photos dW. Remarkable colors. I especially love the picnic table with the golden yellow tree and the dark storm cloud coming in. Plus all the ones with poles, lines and transformers. So far so good. Hope your pc keeps going.

  2. risis1977

    November 5, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Beautifull :love:

  3. derWandersmann

    November 5, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Originally posted by maryamt08:

    i wish i can going to number 22

    I like that one a lot, too, Maryam. Somehow it reminds me of Seurat.

  4. Zaphira

    November 6, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Red and yellow and orange warm colours, it's soooo beautiful!I wish you a nice weekend!

  5. derWandersmann

    November 6, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    I can't tell you about the aroma … but the name of the plant is sumac … I think it's an American Indian name. It is native to North America … some has been imported to the UK … it is very invasive and must be watched. The trees can grow as high as 10 feet or so, and they are very woody in the stem.

  6. Zaphira

    November 7, 2009 at 1:11 am

    Hi Maryam. 🙂 I wish you a nice weekend!

  7. RedFreya

    November 8, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Glorious colours. 🙂 I don`t know how long they last there, but here the leaves are dropping fast. One strong wind and they are gone! :awww:

  8. MrLeffe

    November 14, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Beautiful series of Autumn photos. I put my eyes here and enjoyed every picture. I keep coming back to the last pictures they are stunning. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  9. mariakace

    November 30, 2009 at 9:11 am

    BEAUTIFUL….no more words..

  10. зав

    December 28, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    нормально… а это точно Вы фотографировали??

  11. зав

    December 28, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    А ЧЁ ТАК КРАТЕНЬКО ??:p :bye:

  12. derWandersmann

    December 29, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Not quite sure what you mean, Alexandr … but if you mean did I take the photos, the answer is "yes". If you mean did I manipulate the photos after taking them, the answer is also "yes". I work over all my shots to some degree, to make the scene look like it really looked.Your second question doesn't translate.

  13. зав

    December 29, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    а фото очень сильные!!… так держать (как говорят у нас…)… поздравляю Вас с наступающим НОВЫМ ГОДОМ !!…

  14. зав

    December 29, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    всё с Вами ясно!!… похоже у Вас большой комплекс… смотрите на МИР иначе… люди хорошие!!…вот так!!

  15. derWandersmann

    December 29, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Спасибо!И то же самое вам!

  16. nikiser

    January 19, 2010 at 2:01 am

    I very much liked your photos. Many thanks for your creativity.

  17. derWandersmann

    January 30, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Merci, Olivier …As a side note, the seeds from those squashes (the rounder one is a "Sweet Dumpling" the longer one is a "Delicata") have now been distributed between my son-in-law's Russian wife and my Scottish Lassie, where I expect they will produce food for next Fall. I first started this "program" when I discovered that there were very few varieties of Winter squash available in Scotland. Whether this is a lack of the squashes themselves, or the somewhat hostile attitude to vegetables prevalent in Scotland, I don't know, but my Lassie's vegetarianism prompted it, almost as an act of charity.I have noticed, of late, that there seem to be many fewer varieties in my own supermarkets than there used to be; has anyone any comments on that?

  18. Olivier31

    January 30, 2010 at 2:01 pm

  19. Olivier31

    January 30, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    nice trees

  20. abfmkarin

    June 19, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Great colorful Autumn pictures ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ..and you don't like to include people in them either :up: :up: :up:

  21. abfmkarin

    June 19, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Great colorful Autumn pictures ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ..and you don't like to include people in them either :up: :up: :up:

  22. derWandersmann

    June 19, 2013 at 11:06 am

    True enough. They throw off my compositional sense.And you might have noticed that I'm something of a misanthrope, too.I should probably have my own planet.

  23. abfmkarin

    June 19, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    😆 😆 Not all are bad. It's only about 99,999% 😆 😆

  24. derWandersmann

    July 5, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I think I'm probably the only photographer in the world that managed to take a bunch of pictures of Chicago's Loop and downtown, in broad daylight, with not a person in sight. When I digitise the slides, I'll post them.

  25. abfmkarin

    July 6, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    😆 😆 Yes please :yes:


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