October 31, 2011

Ornate October.

As we exit the month of October, the stunning showdown in colours all around us is now so very apparent. This is fall flamboyance in all its glory, when trees, shrubs and bushes grow that beautiful attire of copper, gold and fiery red.

It often comes across as a certain theatrical finale - it is as if nature wants to leave us with the best it has got, enabling us to enjoy and savor its final glow, before it becomes infinitely barren, cold, dark and still.

This autumn beauty is very short and intense in my part of the world. At all times it sneaks upon us suddenly and the changes are powerful and fast. Every day more colours are added to our views and it is an endless joy to watch these grow in tint and intensity.

Indeed October is that ornate month, when nature wears its very best, as was truly obvious on our recent walk. It felt as if we were granted one last performance, before the foliage vanishes from the trees, compliments of the late autumn storms, making leaves gather on the ground like discarded party confetti.
When that time comes, then we will truly know that winter is about to begin.

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29 comments:

Rahul Bhatia said...

Zuzana- I can sense your love for nature in the soul stirring write up and brilliant pictures! Great work!

Elisabeth said...

The colours here, Zuzana, are simply magical, like spun gold.

Susan Deborah said...

Wow! I love the month of my birth. October is indeed beautiful. The colours here are quite vibrant and resplendent.

Joy always,
Susan

Kath said...

October is my birth month too and the most beautiful in my opinion.
These trees are just luscious!

Lilybets said...

Energy goes on in a cycle,so like in our life,after a bad times appears again the sun,I like to believe that.Bautiful trees my friend !

A Lady's Life said...

Oh Gosh! Your place is on fire!!!
I miss this here.

Kat_RN said...

How very lovely. I agree I think nature wants to show off color one more time before the monochromatic winter.
Happy Halloween,
Kat

Becky~ said...

I agree with what you say.It is like a painting of sorts.The painter will change its design in the next few months again.Lovely images.

Blessings!

Hilary said...

I felt that it happened fast and hard this year, too. It sure was beautiful though.. and your photos prove that.

ladyfi said...

Autumn is such an invigorating season with its flamboyance. These are wonderfully vibrant shots!

Amanda said...

you are surrounded by sheer beauty, zuzana, by the looks of these glorious trees. i love your comment about discarded confetti - so true. as i get older i try to appreciate the sublime essence of this time of year, which you have so perfectly captured in your words and images.

sending love and wishes for a blessed week,

amanda

xoxo

Sia Jane said...

I am just in love with Autumn.
I always am, but this year,t he colours, wow.
Stunning pictures as always <3

Cottage Garden said...

Stunning photos Zuzana. The foliage in your part of the world is so rich. Enjoy!

Jeanne
x

LadyCat said...

Breathtaking beauty! The reds are so vibrant there. Hope you have a great week : )

Rajesh said...

Beautifully presented changing styles of nature.

Brian Miller said...

wow i love all the color in the trees this time of year...now we head toward the cold...we had sleet here just the other day....i think it will def be an active winter...hope this week finds you well zuzana

Ruby said...

very vibrant and fiery colors!! Marvelous pictures.

latebloomerbuds said...

Beautiful shots of my favorite time of year Zuzana! Margie

Angela Bell said...

Dear Zuzana,what wonderful colours,Cheered me up here in Cornwall where it has been very dark and windy.Your photography is supurb as usual! lol Angela

Snowbrush said...

You certainly have a lovely blog, but I've surely told you that already. Fall is at least as photogenic as spring, but I can easily do without winter scenery.

sprinkles said...

"...making leaves gather on the ground like discarded party confetti."

^^^I love that!!!

I know it's getting to be winter here. It was beautiful out today, if a little chilly. Tonight on the news though, the weatherman said it was going to probably snow before the end of the week.

Thanks for telling me about why you blog. I googled that picture and I can see why you fell in love with it.

Punk Chopsticks said...

Gah I fall in love iwth your prose EVRYTIME!!! lol this is amazing, I miss autumn... but looking at your pictures is the next best thing i suppose x)

Four Seasons in a Life said...

Dear Zuzana,

Your photographic images of an Indian summer are indeed precious and reflect the beauty of the season.

Here in the US it has all been mixed as sudden heavy snow falls blanket the east coast, the west, where I live has had only a few days of an Indian summer. Most of the leaves have just turned brown, skipping having a rainbow of color. The good news is that forest fires have been almost nonexistent .

Thank you for sharing the beauty of your world.

Warmest regards,
Egmont

Rosezilla said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! this is one of the rare downsides of living in Florida - no fall leaves. And I do miss them!

adrielleroyale said...

Ah, you have such a knack for capturing nature's beauty at it's finest!! Fantastic photography as always my friend! May you have a truly blessed week! :)

Ash said...

I could almost drink in those colours. Gorgeous season and of course, stunning photographs.

Myrna R. said...

Fall is so beautiful. I think I like it even more than spring. Especially, in my part of the world, where fall and spring seem to fuse at this time of year. Still we don't get those stunning colors. Thanks Zuzana for taking the time to show them to us.

SandyCarlson said...

This time of year is full of wonder and drama. Your lyrical words say it so well.

Zuzana said...

Dear friends, how lovely it was to revisit this post and see the beautiful colours. Their presence was short lived and intense - now everywhere I look I see fog and barren landscape.;)

Thank you so much for all your kind comments, I enjoyed re-reading them all over again.;))

Xoxo
Zuzana