October 30, 2010

Fall Flamboyance.

Looking out of my grand windows, I can see that my surroundings display the last of fall flamboyance. The landscape is painted in golden, red and copper hues, which shine in strong contrast to the alternate grey or deep blue skies.

This stunning display always occurs suddenly and is very short lived. Autumn has passed its mid reign, thus it's passion appears confined into only a few days of splendor, almost a showdown in colours of brilliance and beauty.
I relish in these last days of October, when I feel as if I have stepped into masterpieces of art, created by unseen artists, in lustrous nuances of earthy tones.

Before long, strong storms will rip through this dazzling, painted landscape, stripping trees and bushes of their ornate attire, leaving them standing bare, instigating a sense of late fall nostalgia...

The transition into the penultimate month of the year signifies a certain awareness of seasonal change ahead. Before we however move into the final part of the third season, October finale leaves us with a glorious, but soft daylight saturated by colours of mature autumn foliage and nights with lights of jack-o-lanterns, conveying the sensation of the mysterious and the esoteric.

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36 comments :

Trotter said...

Hi Zusana! Fabulous pictures!! With such views I wouldn't mind living in Denmark... ;)
Great blog!!
Have a great weekend!

Kat_RN said...

Wow! Those are beautiful. We are just starting to get a little color here. We have to drive to the mountains to get anything that dramatic. Have a great weekend.
Kat

tony said...

Yes.I've Always Found It Strange How Suddenly Autum Arrives.It's Odd To Me, The Older The Year Gets The Faster & Wilder It Manifests Itself.Bring It On!
Have A Fine Weekend My Dear Zuzana.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots with lovely mix of colors. You have got a wonderful view of nature from your windows.

Susan Deborah said...

The scenes make me drool. I want to be transported. Lovely, Zuzana.

Joy for the weekend and throughout.

Big hugs,
Susan

Brian Miller said...

your rainbow is beautiful zuzana...all the colors...i wish autmn stuck around longer...its 36 this morning...shivers....soon enough that will be the norm...nice pics...have a lovely day...

Snappy Di said...

Your second photo with the green trees over the roadway took my breath away. I am hoping to catch a few more fall photos this week-end since our nights have become much chillier and I know it's only a matter of days before the trees are completely bare.

Di

Bachelor said...

Zuzana,
Yes... let's hold on to this beautiful fall season that is quickly coming to an end. Your pictures are beautiful. You have such an inspiring view from your window. You are so kind to share it. Have a Happy Halloween!
:) The Bach

Doreen said...

beautiful fall colors Zuzana. our fall season here was the shortest ever that I can remember. it lasted for about one week then the leaves quickly started dropping. now it is all dead and ugly out.

Vagabonde said...

I have been walking through your blog, reading many of your lovely posts. Your photography is so good and the way you write is also enchanting. I love the fall with all its splendid colors. Your pictures of the red, yellow and golden trees are outstanding. What a great area you live in to witness this beauty. Tomorrow we will drive to the North Georgia Mountains hoping that there is still some fall color left. I don’t think I’ll find as many lovely trees as you show here though.

Myrna R. said...

Thank you so much Zusana. Your pictures are beautiful. I especially appreciate them because I live in the desert, where Fall sometimes feels more like Spring. This is nice, but I do miss the spectacle that Fall can be.

Hilary said...

Every one of those photos could have been taken around here. It's amazing how alike our seasons are.. despite the vast differences in our terrain. Beautiful shots, my friend.

steviewren said...

Autumn is like a haircut...it looks okay for weeks, then suddenly every hair is the perfect length...then just as suddenly it looks horrible because it is past time for another cut. You are in the middle of the "every hair is perfect" moment. Enjoy! And Happy Halloween as well!

LadyCat said...

The trees there are beautiful. I especially like the photo of the tree lined road with the sun shining through...stunning! Your pumpkin is so cute, too. Happy Halloween : )

sprinkles said...

Beautiful pictures, as always. I went to the store earlier this week looking for signs of spring. On the drive back home, I noticed that the farther away I was from my home, the more the leaves had changed color. And the closer I got to home, the greener they were. It was almost as if fall hadn't hit there yet. It was very odd! And if it hadn't of been for you, I never would have noticed. You remind me to look at the small details.

Do you celebrate Halloween in Denmark?

sprinkles said...

Oops, meant to say that I was looking for signs of autumn, not spring! lol

Velvet Over Steel said...

Your Fall pictures and post are just Gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing!

Happy Halloween & weekend!
Hug,
Coreen

Betsy said...

You certainly have captured some beautiful autumn views there! We were out driving today and I noticed that we have passed the prime of the colors...most of the leaves have fallen already.

adrielleroyale said...

Beautiful photos, I especially love the one with the yellow leaved trees with the road going through them. Beautifully done :)

ladyfi said...

Wow - you have really captured the magnificence of autumn's final finale! Just gorgeous.

Kath said...

Beautiful photos as ever, this set is one of my favourites. Happy Halloween my lovely friend.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Fall is falling down and winter it comes! If you have time dear Zuzana, please have a look at the magazine my son is editing. Thank you. PULSEmagazine

Loz said...

In a land of evergreen forests we miss this sort of display. Thanls for sharing :)

Jill said...

Vibrant colors and beauty Zuzana.

Your Jack A Lantern is looking jovial and ready for Halloween. Cute.

Just_because_today said...

was it Van Gogh who used all those colors? every day in the country it feels like we are looking at one of his paintings.

Holly said...

Happy Halloween Zuzana!!! Your fall photos were like eye candy for me! Thank you for always sharing your amazing photography talent!! :)

Paul C said...

Flamboyance is the perfect word for these splendid photos. This is when temperate climates shine over the tropical.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the table! Your Fall photos are absolutely gorgeous. The colors and contrasts make me wish for the East Coast.
Thanks a million for sharing.
Cheers, jj

SandyCarlson said...

We are so close to the end of the year. Autumn's colors are an invitation to think about how important that is. Thanks for this beautiful post.

NENSA MOON said...

What a beautiful Fall Flambloyance in your pics, Zuzana!!
That's all the beauty of natural painting that couldn't seen in Indonesia.

Thanks for showing here!

Hope you have a beautiful final Fall.
nensa

Zuzana said...

Trotter (welcome), Kat, tony, Rajesh, Susan, Brian, Di, The Bach, Doreen, Vagabonde, Myrna, Hilary, Stevie, LadyCat, sprinkles, Coreen, Betsy, adrielle, ladyfi, Kath, Phillip, Loz, Jill, Myriam, Holly, Paul, Joanna, Sandy and Nensa, I am so delighted that you all enjoy our colourful foliage.

Eventually the flamboyance of fall did arrive, even though the onset of colours was nowhere as grand as last year. However, the final autumn splendor did not disappoint and right now everywhere I look, I feel as if looking at beautiful paintings.
At all times I only wish this brilliance would last longer than a week…

Thank you all so very much for your very kind words and for taking the time to stop by.

Xoxo
Zuzana

Nessa said...

I love Fall. Your pictures are so beautiful. I especially like the first one with the crooked arms of the tree reaching out towards me.

Claus said...

Beautiful views!! and really neat Jack-o-lantern!!
I cannot believe we are in November already, and that soon, when we least notice, December will be upon us, preparing us to say goodbye to 2010. Time flew by this year!
Occasional rain is still present on this side of the planet, but an imminent change of weather can be perceived in the air. It has that certain change feeling that it's always exciting. I really like this time of year!...weather-wise.
enjoy the wonderful Fall!

Zuzana said...

Nessa and Claudia, thank you dear ladies for your kind words and visit - glad you enjoyed pictures of our flamboyant foliage.;)
xo
Zuzana

marcia @Child in Harmony said...

Beautiful beautiful pictures!

Zuzana said...

Thank you for your visit Marcia and a kind comment as well;)
xo