October 09, 2010

Colours Of October.

As we approach mid autumn, the foliage is now visibly changing, progressively by each day. The colour display will intensify over the next couple of weeks and the approaching culmination will be short lived. The weather pattern has so far produced rainy days with gorgeous sunny days in between, but the lack of frost will most likely not result in a colour display that will match the one of last year.

I went to my local garden center yesterday in search of new autumn flowers for my terrace. I love to stroll slowly along isles and paths, full of green and at this time, colorful plant life. It was an early afternoon and the center was still quiet, devoid of customers. There is a certain tranquility that envelops my senses in places like that.

I enjoyed particularly to walk among the young trees and shrubs, so many different kinds all gathered in one spot. Their leaves flaunted fall beauty in a palette of earthy nuances.  Even though it was a misty, grey day, the display of golden, copper and red was so very obvious.

These are the colours of October, creating painted landscape and picturesque settings, a grand display of Autumns true flamboyance.

28 comments :

Lynne said...

It's a lovely time of year. We have been out enjoying the sunshine and the beauty this morning. Just breathtaking.
Lovely mosaic.
Enjoy your weekend.

Elisabeth said...

More gorgeous colour here, Zuzana. Mostly we hate frost here, but it sounds as though you're looking for them, here.

Thanks.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

I wish you a joyful and colourful weekend full of of reflections of your choice Zuzana. I trust your taste!! Hugs

Kath said...

What delicious colours! You are ahead of us here in England, there is not a great deal of autumn colour here just yet. What I keep seeing (and must treat myself too), is Michaelmas daisies, they are a real autumn favourite of mine. xx

Brian Miller said...

gorgeous colors...all the artists colors laid out on the pallette. iope you have a wonderful saturday saw your comment over at susans so i think i understand your email...sorry...

Doreen said...

beautiful collage. fantastic time of year. I am going on a color tour soon. have a wonderful weekend!!

Jill said...

So many things to love about autumn...those colors are breathtaking!

Snappy Di said...

The colors of autumn certainly give the colors of springtime a run for the money. I soooo totally prefer autumn richness over springtime girly, pink colors.

Di
Great collage!

Susan Deborah said...

What brilliant hues of nature! I am glad that you are able to enjoy every single aspect of nature.

I wish you joy and happiness always, dearest Zuzana.

~ Susan

NENSA MOON said...

Hi Zuzana,
What beautiful the colour of October there in your country... I can figured it through your wonderful words.
here in Indonesia was still in rainy...

We never felt autumn here since my country was a tropical...

I just hope you have a wonderful autumn this year!
Blessing,
nensa

Michael Manning said...

Zuzana: This beautiful photography exceeds photos I often receive from a friend in New Hampshire in the Fall. For once, I can tell you that temperatures in the desert have gone from 100 + F to 85. Our nights are finally cool! xoxo! :)

Keera Ann Fox said...

What a riot of colors you have! Gorgeous!

steviewren said...

Beautiful fall foliage! Our trees are barely showing color. It has been so dry, I'm afraid we won't have a pretty display this year. Enjoy all of those glorious reds!

Sumandebray said...

Good to see that the colors are back with a vengence....
colors make so much of diffence to our life!

ladyfi said...

The mosaic of autumn is truly wonderful!

Zuzu said...

Beautiful mosaic, Zuzana! Our leaves are mostly on the ground now - so I enjoyed seeing yours!

Happy weekend, dear friend!
~ Zuzu

adrielleroyale said...

Fantastic photos!! Beautiful collage and I love the sunset slide show on the side too! I am still waiting for the full explosion of color here in MN so I can (hopefully) capture the beauty of it all with my new camera. Your photos are inspiring me to get outside! :)

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sprinkles said...

I love all the colors in that collage! Sooooo pretty! I've looked but I really don't see many fall changes here. I'm sure they're coming though. One day it's warm, then it's cold. Nature hasn't decided what it wants to do yet so until then, I guess it's just staying the same.

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Hilary said...

Wow.. there's a wonderful display of colours in that mosaic. Beautiful combination of captures, Z!

SandyCarlson said...

The colors in your images are just gorgeous. Hope your weekend is happy and you are well.

tony said...

Lovely Vivid Colours.The Final Fruit Of Summer.

Betsy said...

It is a beautiful time of year, isn't it? Our fall colors will probably peak this week.

It is very fun to browse through a garden center, isn't it? I'm always amazed at the variety and even finding a few new things.

Mimi said...

Oh Zuzana, you paint so beautiful a picture, even though I'm not a fan of Autumn.
I must go on a visit to a garden centre soon, you're right about the tranquility found there.

I've left a little award for you over at my place, just to let you know how much I enjoy visiting here. Do call in and collect it when you've time.

Donna said...

So much beautiful color, Zuzana! Our leaves have not turned yet...still waiting.

Hugs,
Donna

Lisa said...

So many beautiful colors! I followed you here from Sniffles and Smiles. After reading your profile I thought I would stop in. I live in South Carolina. The leaves are turning and fall is coming back to the Carolinas.

You have a beautiful blog!

Rajesh said...

You have a beautiful garden. Very lovely colors of autumn.

Zuzana said...

Lynne, Elisabeth, Phillip, Kath, Brian, Doreen, Jill, Di, Susan, Nensa, Michael, Keera, Stevie, Sumandebray, ladyfi, Zuzu, adrielle (welcome), Laura, sprinkles, Hilary, Sandy, tony, Betsy, Mimi, Donna, Lisa and Rajesh; thank you all for the compliments on our beuatiful foliage that is indeed turning more by each day.

I love strolling around garden centers as so much beauty is collected in one place.

Thank you all for always finding the time to stop by, I thoroughly enjoy reading your wonderful comments - at all times.

Xoxo,
Zuzana