October 21, 2009

Autumn Elegance.

I have mentioned previously, that my drive to work is very scenic. I enjoy it during the course of the whole year, in every season, even in winter. But it is most spectacular in the fall. Often, in the past I have wished to stop on the road just to capture the magnificent colours of the autumn foliage, but I never did.
Weather-vise, last week was absolutely picture perfect; blue skies, sunny and wind still. The night brought the first frost and the foliage turn is increasing with each passing day. One day on my way to work, I took snapshots out of the car and documented my autumn drive for the first time in pictures.
Hope you enjoy it too (please click the below to enlarge).

31 comments :

Myussop said...

The colours truly amazes me.I can see how you can be so very spirited to drive to work.It makes a romantic like me breatheless,it's beyond words.Excellent calendar pictures.BTW we'll be driving to Bintulu tomorrow and my next postings will be from there.Keep in tune.

Cottage Garden said...

Beautiful photos - I'm very envious of your scenic drive to work!

It's VERY wet and grey here today -I think I shall be cosying up with the cats this lunch-time instead of my usual walk!

Jeanne x

Tom said...

Now I miss autumn more than ever. Beautiful pictures!

Tom

Cairo Typ0 said...

Your photos remind me of how much i miss autumn. There is a street in toronto where the trees form a canopy over the road beneath. For one weekend every year it is the most beautiful place in teh city with flame coloured leaves forming the sky above you.

Thank you for reminding me of that.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

I love Autumn elegance, it's the summer time I miss!!

Jill said...

The colors are nothing short of spectacular!
Here at The Glen it is finally getting some of the reds that I enjoy so much.

LOVE fall!

Betsy said...

Your picture are just one of the reasons fall is my favorite! We are about to reach our peak of color here and we have deep blue skies this week to show it off at it's fullest! Lovely!

Keith said...

This is so amazing. Very beautiful. It has truly stunning. I love to drive through the country during this season to see all the leaves changing colors.

Denise said...

i love being the passenger. Cos mainly my husband doesn't trust me so much on driving. hahahaha!

and i love road trips, i don't sleep, even for long drives. Id like to see everything.

ahhh those are beautiful photos. I love the trees. It looks so good and as if i can smell the trees from here too. weird. hihihi.

have a great day!

I Am Denise Katipunera

Brian Miller said...

beautiful. how could you not smile after a drive like that?

steviewren said...

No wonder you love your drive to work in the fall. It is glorious. The years that I drove to college each morning took me ago a stretch of road where the branches of hardwood trees stretched across and blotted out the sun. In the fall, it was a canopy of color. I loved that piece of the drive. I don't get many opportunities to drive that way any longer. I will need to ride over that way in a few more weeks to see if it is still as pretty in the autumn as I remember.

Talk Pretty To Me said...

Love the changing of leaves. So pretty. Great pictures.

xoxo
J

www.talkprettytome.blogspot.com

Claus said...

See why I would really like to experience at least one Autumn? Gorgeous orange, red and gold nature! I think the color changing leaves is what I think I would enjoy the most about this season. Good thing I have friends like you who not only enjoy taking nature pictures, but that are kind enough to share them with those of us who have never been to that place, and have never experience seasons like Autumn.

Julie Hibbard said...

THAT is something we really don't have here in Southern California! LOVE the changing colors of the leaves! GORGEOUS!!

Hazel Designs said...

This is gorgeous! I'm so jealous - here, the trees don't turn until very late, and then they just turn brown and fall off :)

Nessa said...

I so love the colors of Fall.

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Beverlydru said...

I enjoyed the drive! We don't get any of that in Florida so it was special to see. Thanks.

staceyjwarner said...

Fantastic, I was thinking of doing the same thing but it's not quite as beautiful...
much love

Elizabeth said...

The beauty of Danmark shows it's glory. Thanks for the pictures.

Holly said...

I plan to go to work with you one day.:):) Seriously,...your scenic drive must be amazng.

Your clothes hanger post made me laugh out loud!!

Hilary said...

I hope you were at stop lights when you shot these beauties!

Gal Friday said...

Beautiful colors against such a perfect autumnal blue sky! Did you take these shots from inside your car, or did you get outside to take them?

sprinkles said...

The drive to my old job was beautiful too. Sadly, I never took the time to notice until one day I took a long walk with my pups and really took the time to enjoy everything I saw everyday but never really looked at.

valerie said...

I am so in love with this time of year! I've always loved my November birthday because I just love the way that nature decorates in all my favorite colors for me!

Thanks for putting up these beautiful pics/thoughts!

Blogaire said...

What a beautiful drive to your work Protege. Denmark looks so pretty - and so different from what I imagined.
Can we look forward to a Winter view from you later?

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I love the Fall colors. What a nice drive for you.

Sumandebray said...

The colors are truly mind blogging. These colors provides completely different backdrop for your day to day life as against where we live.
Softer colors will look very pretty in such back drop while in the rough yellow backdrop of our place bright colors gels better ....
Nice pictures! me too like taking pictures while driving. mostly at traffic signals

Protege said...

=Mahmud,
what a great comment; I am so happy that someone from the tropics appreciate the autumn beauty of my climate.;) I hope you will have safe trip to Bintulu, with both cats I assume.;) xo

=Jeanne,
it is gray and rainy here too. In a matter of fact it has been this way since Monday.:( No well. At least we had one lovely autumn week.;)And maybe the weekend will be sunny again.;) Always so happy when you stop by.;)xoxo

=Tom,
thank you, glad you enjoyed these.;) And thank you for the Hadron collider clarification.;)

=Cairo,
it was my pleasure; I am happy I brought back lovely memories.;) I can imagine how much you must miss the season at times. Your visits always warm my heart.;)
xo

=Phillip,
I too miss the summer, particularly in the midst of winter.;)

=Jill,
happy to hear that the leaves are turning in your part as well, thank you for your always kind comments.;)xo

=Betsy,
I share that sentiment. Too bad that here we very rarely get to see blue skies like on the pictures.;) Thank you for stopping by.;) xo

=Keith,
I completely share that sentiment. Thank you for your always kind comments.;)

=Denise,
I rarely fall asleep in the car either, but I love to drive.;) I am happy you enjoyed my pictures.;) xo

=Brian,
so true, I was in a good mood the whole last week.;) Always happy to see you visit.;)

=stevie,
I can understand that you miss such a beautiful drive. Sometimes I too retrace old passage ways in my mind, that I used to take. Some I recall from the beginning to the end, some not at all.;) xoxo

=Talk Pretty...,
what a lovely name.;) Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by.;)

=Claudia,
I am so happy you enjoyed sharing the autumn season with me.;) It is always a joy when you stop by.;) xoxo

=Julie,
thank you, glad I can show you the splendor of our fall, when it is at its best.;) xo

=Hazel,
thank you - that is too bad, but here we also have autumns like that at times, when it only rains. Then colours do get less pronounced, but they are still there.;) xo

=Nessa,
so do, thank you for always being so kind and stop by.;) xo

=Beverly,
glad you got to see the autumn foliage at its best.;) Although I rather have that Florida heat.;) xo

=stacey,
perhaps you should still do it, it might be lovelier than you think. Thank you for stopping by.;) xo

=Elizabeth,
I am sure you recognize this way too well.;) Thank you for your kind comment.;) xo

=Holly,
I truly hope to take you with me one day for sure.;) So happy every time you stop by, glad you enjoyed the hanger story.;) xoxo

=Hilary,
yes, I did, luckily my camera has a large screen and I do not have to hold it to my eyes to look through it to take pictures.;) I love my camera.;))
Always happy when you stop by, dear friend.;)xo

=Tina,
so glad you like those.;) It was also a perfect week, one of the really rare ones.;) I took them from inside the car and I was amazed that they turned out so well, I guess I have a good camera.;) xo

=sprinkles,
this can be due to the fact that we are often very stressed driving to work to get there on time.;) Luckily I have flexible schedule and can take it easy.;) xo

=valerie,
welcome.;) Thank you for your lovely comment and for stopping by.;) Glad you enjoy my photography.;)

=Blogaire,
you are so kind, I am happy you like the Danish nature.;) I will do my very best with the winter, although it is a season I like the least.;) Always appreciate your visits.;)

=Pseudonymous...,
thank you, that was kind of you to say.;))

=Sumandebray,
I totally understand what you mean about different intensity and choice of colours fitting in different settings.;) I too prefer the signals for picture taking.;) Always so happy when you stop by.;)

Doreen said...

this is one of the best times of the year. lovely drive to work. very colorful here also but I have not had time to get out there! I better soon or all the leaves will have fallen.

Protege said...

=Doreen,
thank you; I hope you will get some chance this weekend to enjoy the fall in your surroundings.;)
xo

gaelikaa said...

Very special indeed.