October 25, 2009

Colour Culmination.

I have to conclude that this fall season has been absolutely spectacular when it comes to colour display. The few very cold, sunny days and the frosty nights we had recently have painted the landscape in rich, deep, warm shades of golden, red and brown. Judging from the photographs I took last year, the nature is about two weeks behind; an odd trend considering in the spring we were about a month ahead.

I love watching the changes in nature, that seem to currently be accelerating by each passing day. When I awoke today I was almost stunned when I looked out of the window. It seems as if just last week there was green in the foliage of the birch trees; yet today it is all gone. My surroundings look as if painted by the colours of sun and earth, signifying the ending of their yearly cycle. The leaves have began to fall rapidly and as the days are getting considerably shorter by each passing week, the stunning colours will all be gone very soon.

I could not resist but decided to post two set of collages today. One of my immediate surroundings that offer a continuous feast for the eyes, and one of the traditional birch tree update. Everything stands in its final and magnificent glory and I simply had to share with you the beauty of the Scandinavian autumn at its very best, as it is very fleeting and elusive in these parts of the world.

This is also my last post for a short while. I am taking a five day break to spend some quality time with Batcat and the Irishman and will be back on Halloween.

Have a truly wonderful fall week everyone.
(Please as always, click the below to enlarge.)



35 comments:

Julie Hibbard said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful!
I am going to come over one day so you can teach me how to make these photo collages!

Tom said...

As usual, I'm utterly jealous you get to see those beautiful autumn colours!

Have a wonderful vacation!

Tom

Blogaire said...

Autumn really look spectacular there Protege, beautiful, beautiful images!
Enjoy your vacation - hope you have a wonderful week...

Keith said...

Hey there. Happy Sunday to you. I hope you've been enjoying the weekend. Take care. Good luck with the week ahead. Cheers!

Keera Ann Fox said...

We're having a spectacular autumn here, too. You are so right about the colors this year! At least you are taking pictures and sharing. :-)

Cairo Typ0 said...

Watching the colours change in that tree is amazing. You should put all the time captures together one day.

Brian Miller said...

i love the pairing of red and orange...in the trees as they are changing witht hte season..enjoy the break! see you soon!

naveen said...

wow lovely images lol i like collections funny and amazing stuff
thanks for helping me through ur blog
have great week end

staceyjwarner said...

truly magnificent...i wish there was more seasonal change in LA it is still 80 degrees here...but soon I will be able to take pictures of giant piles of fallen palms...LOL!

Myussop said...

The beauty of autumn is so well captured in your photos. I truly love the scenery. As usual I'm lost for words to describe it and agree totally that it is a " painted landscape" especially in the impressionistic tradition of Monet.Have a wonderful vacation.

Fashion Chalet said...

I just realized you are from Denmark :) one of my favorite singers (Julian Casablancas, from the Strokes) had family from there too! I didn't know you once lived in NC. What part? I will try to smile more often, for ya! ;)

Orange leaves are Fall's gift to us!


x

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Your photos are always beautiful full of colours and light!

Holly said...

It nearly leaves me speechless!! Honestly, it doesn't seem like it could be real for any place on eaarth to be so literally painted with color in autumn. I am glad that you posted so many pictures.

Your last post about your garden is breathtaking as well. I am in awe of your huge dining room window and the view out of it. Along with your super cool chandelier hanging right in the center of it all. Wow,...I could live quite comfortably in your house!:)

I am so glad that your 'goodies' made it. I was hoping that I had written your address correctly.:) I am so pleased that you liked them! Loves, -Holls

Hilary said...

Spectacular.. just perfect. Your birch tree sure has changed its most in this past week. It's been an incredibly colourful season here too.. and all happening now at about the same rate as your autumn unfolds.

Have a FANTASTIC time with your handsome Irishman and come back smiling big. :)

steviewren said...

Wow, so colorful! We don't get the same intensity of color here. Our recent cooler weather has made the leaves begin to change though.

Have a fun vacation! See you soon.

Shelly's Style Shop said...

I truly love all the changing colors. So beautiful. What great collages you have shared! ;-)

I hope you have a wonderful week with batcat and of course the Irishman. ;-)

xoxo, Shelly

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Denise said...

These are stellar. So relaxing. I wanna be there.

well have fun on your trip. We'll miss you, and ill miss your trees and garden. So come back soon.

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jeannette stgermain said...

Awesome pics - it's almost overwhelming when I clicked to enlarge your pics.
Have a great time on your trip!

sprinkles said...

Beautiful pictures, as always! I've really been trying to pay attention to all the details of fall this year. Usually I don't and miss the beauty of it.

Will miss you while you're away. Hope you'll take lots of pix of the Batcat and the Irishman and post all about them when you come back!

julochka said...

the colors are beautiful! we were just discussing how very often they go straight from green to brown and are blown away by the wind here in DK, but it does seem that this year is different. and for that, i'm (gasp!) grateful to global warming! :-)

enjoy your break!
xox,
/j

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Ah... The colors are changing day by day slowly & steadily... A visual treat it is...
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gaelikaa said...

Thanks for the lovelly views. Do have a wonderful time!

sujata said...

I can see that you are totally connected to your surroundings and to the nature. I just loved that beautiful lounge chair in one of the pics. Lovely post

Nessa said...

Your collages are beautiful.

I have been so fascinated by this years colors that i have forgotten to photograph most of them.

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Claus said...

Spectacular colors in the pictures! They must be even more breath-taking in real life.
Have a great week Zuzana!

Maria Jensen said...

WOW! Those are beautiful!
i really like your blog :)go Scandinavia ;)

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Diane said...

Look at all your fabulous comments!! Whoo hoo!!

Say hi to P for me! xo

Doreen said...

wonderful time of year and Wow!! lovely shots you have posted also.

Rosezilla said...

These are really beautiful and a treat for me to see. Have fun on your mini vacation. Our son and daughter in law are coming to visit this week, so I'll be taking a few days to visit with them, and I am looking forward to it!

Cottage Garden said...

Your collages are beautiful - such rich colours - the landscape really does look like it's been painted!

Have a wonderful well-deserved vacation. See you soon!

Jeanne x

Donna said...

Absolutely gorgeous color!! This is such a beautiful time of year.

Enjoy your vacation!

Hugs,
Donna

Jill said...

I especially love the photo of your red lounging chair in the midst of all the greens, yellows, oranges...it would be a perfect picture post card to come and visit your lovely home!

Have a wonderful weekend!
XO
J

Scribe816 said...

I see now that ‘The Irishman’ is back you’ve abandoned you postings. I guess you have some catching up to do (Snicker, snicker) Hope you have a great Halloween. I look forward to your postings since I feel like I’m taking a virtual trip through The Netherlands.

Protege said...

Julie, Tom, Blogaire, Keith, Keera, Cairo, Brian, naveen, stacey, Mahmud, Erika, Phillip, Holly, Hilary, stevie, Shelly, Denise, Jeannette, sprinkles, julochka, Mitr, gaelikaa, sujata, nessa, Claudia, Maria, Diane, Doreen, Rosezilla, Jeanne, Donna, Jill and Scribe816 - thank you all so very much for all your warm and kind comments. The mean so much to me and I have missed you all.;)
xoxo