October 24, 2010

Autumn Trees.

Gazing at photographs I took a year ago I can not help but to be endlessly taken back by the beautiful colour display. Unfortunately, this year our Autumn is nowhere as flamboyant. I am not sure why. As far as I am aware, the weather pattern has been very much the same as last fall; sunny days and cold nights. And this is apparently the recipe needed to produce all the bright reds, copper and golden tones that so many of you out there are experiencing right now.

Nevertheless, if one really looks, a few lonely trees indeed stand proud in all their autumn splendor. On my recent walks I tried to capture the infinite beauty that their foliage displays. To me those fiery shades are at all times a source of joy and marvel over the talented artist, which we call nature.

37 comments :

Elizabeth said...

Good morning Zuzana. Glad to see that you enjoyed yourself by taking beautiful pictures for us to see.

Have a lovely sunday.

Elizabeth
from a rainy Als

Brian Miller said...

sorry if yours is not as brilliant...here in the mountains it is a vibrant mosaic...gorgeous colors....still think your pics are beautiful...smiles.

Ash said...

Gorgeous autumn photographs! Thank you so much for sharing...

Have a lovely Sunday!

Mimi said...

Through your photos, the colours are beautiful, so it's hard to believe they're not as vibrant as other years.
Isn't it amazing that something that's dying can produce such beauty?
I do live the sunny days more so than the cold nights!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Wow, these are beautiful. I love the colours of autumn.

CJ xx

GrandmaK said...

Oh, what wonderful pictures. I particularly like the vibrant reds...Beautiful! Have a grand day! Cathy

Susan Deborah said...

It is a wonder how aware you are of the changing hues and colours of the last year and this one. Zuzana, time and again I feel that you are like the tribals who are are very keen to their landscape and physical environment. Glad that you are always able to spot the differences in the landscape.

Joy always and wishing you a splendid week ahead.

~Susan

Alberto Hugo Rojas said...

very beautiful colors of the trees in autumn. I love the fall and winter.
thanks for your beautiful post.

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

Gosh I love Fall colors and these photos show Fall off in all it's gorgeous glory!

I just snapped a photo of our Mountain Green maple it is starting to change to shades of red. I'll have to show a post of it.

Michael Manning said...

I once had a friend who lived in New Hampshire and she would snail-mail me photos of their spectacular Autumn colors there. I'm not sure why there is such a vast difference there either. But, it's nice to hear your reflections Zuzana!
xo

ladyfi said...

Autumn is a marvel! Wonderful pics. It hasn't been as flamboyant here either this year...

Mr. Witherspoon said...

I've noticed the same thing here in Virginia. The colors don't seem as brilliant, not sure why.

Anyway, love the photos!

Betsy said...

I agree that some autumns are more beautiful than others! Some times the leaves are vibrant and stay on the trees for weeks and other times a rain storm will take them off the trees and the color is gone before it was appreciated! Maybe next year will be better!

Mimi said...

Zuzana, I had to come back and tell you, i just read a similar observation about the lesser vibrancy this autumn here: viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.com
It's obviously all over the world!

Jerry said...

Autumn trees are my favorite...and you presented them to me.

adrielleroyale said...

I agree, this fall wasn't nearly as flamboyant as last year! It is a source of pride for the photographer (in my opinion) though to find and capture those few trees and bushes that didn't disappoint! :) Great photos, you definitely captured the cream of the crop!

Kath said...

Oh I never get tired of Autumn pics!

Lynne said...

The trees don't seem to be as glorious here either. It's still beautiful when the sun shines though.

Donna said...

Autumn is such a beautiful time of year. Gorgeous pictures!

Hugs,
Donna

sprinkles said...

You're posting on a Sunday!

You know, we haven't had the flash of colors this year either. Last year it went from the warmth of summer to the cold fall pretty quickly so I'm wondering if that's why - because we haven't had the coldness of fall yet. It's been chilly but not really, really cold.

I've noticed lately that my rosebushes didn't seem to bloom as much this summer but they sure are now! Not just the ones that the landscaper cut but all the other ones too! I have some in the back yard that I never water and they're just blooming away! They're getting plenty of watering this weekend though, lots of rain.

CherylK said...

I don't think you could take a bad picture if you tried, Zuzana!! This fall tree collage is just lovely - another example of your photographic talents.

SandyCarlson said...

We have had a subdued autumn. I have tried to capture it, but it is hard. So much more about being there and feeling it than seeing it.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of autumn colors. Very true the seasons are not same as last year.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

I do love autumn colours. Gum trees are dull, dull, dull.

माधव( Madhav) said...

amazing

Cottage Garden said...

The colours of your trees are so vibrant Zuzana. We have had too many damp and dank days here to obtain the same effect yet, our real autumn seems to come so much later that yours. Today however we have beautiful sparkling sunshine, my walk today was such a tonic for the soul!

Have a wonderful cosy evening snuggling with Batcat in front of a crackling fire;-)

Jeanne
xox

Keith said...

I love autumn. One of my favorite things about this season is all the beautiful leaves as they turn colors.

Jill said...

I should hope that next year would be particularly spectacular in your part of the world! I so love the colors and enjoy your photos.

I often times wish I could have a lipstick/gloss in JUST the shade of some of the dark red/brown trees! I might look a bit GARISH but I love it!

steviewren said...

It may not be as pretty as last year, but your photos show us that there are still some spectacularly colored trees there.

(Scribe816) said...

Changes in weather patterns are affecting all of us.
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It’s still in the low 70’s here and Mother Nature seems to be confused.
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Leaves are going from green one day, and then falling to the ground the next day.
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Many trees that had the vibrant colors in the past appear to be skipping the autumn stage.

Claus said...

If we could have half of that beautiful display of color and nature Zuzana...sun is bright here, and while nights are cooler, nature is green and flowers are blooming!! Beautiful just as well, but it would be very interesting to have a read and orange view.
thank you for sharing! the pictures are as amazing as always.
have a lovely day!!

LadyCat said...

Your trees are beautiful! Many of ours are still vibrant, but some have lost most of their leaves already. We took a trip this weekend & saw some wonderful colors along the roads.

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Holly said...

I love it when you share Autumn with us. That is one thing I can never get enough of. You take the most beautiful pictures Z!!

Have a lovely week!
xoxox -Holly

Just_because_today said...

you know....I never paid attention to the colors of the fall or the flowers of the Spring. But lately...I am taken back by its beauty.
Maybe we slow down as we age to stop and appreciate.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

You are an excellent and artistic photographer Zuzana.

Zuzana said...

Elizabeth, Brian, Ash, Mimi, CJ, Cathy, Susan, Alberto, Sandy, Michael, ladyfi, Mr. Witherspoon, Betsy, Jerry, adrielle, Kath, Lynne, Donna, sprinkles, Cheryl, Sandy, Rajesh, Cosmo, Madhav (welcome), Jeanne, Keith, Jill, Stevie, Scribe, Claudia, ladyCat, Holly, Myriam and Phillip – thank you dear friends for your kind words and your joy over our beautiful autumn trees.
It is now one week later then this was posted and our nature is in the final display of splendour, showing colours out of this world.
Nowhere as dazzling as last year, but beautiful nevertheless…

Thank you everyone for your lovely visits and wonderful comments that always warm my heart.

Xoxo
Zuzana