Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Bedazzled By Autumn


Okay, I can hear some people say, "If I see another photo of leaves in autumn I'll.......


Actually I was feeling this way too until this past Sunday
when we went to the Gaspereau Valley one more time before
the snow flies.


The trees were at their peak as far as colour goes and I was in awe
of the beauty around me.


So I took over 250 shots as we walked up the canal road and back.


This is but a sampling of the splendor that was around us. And it took all the willpower
I have to not put them all on this post!!
Oh yes, none of these photos were 're-touched'....there was no need.



40 comments:

  1. Beautiful colours, and it shows us that nature has that softer side, amid all of Sandy's fury. I will never ever get tired of autumn leaves and tones.Stay safe. Greetings from Jean.

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    1. Hi Jean. Today we are finally feeling 'Sandy's' fury. I guess the storm swung up to Ontario and Quebec and then around to the right to the Maritimes...us! Lots of rain but very manageable. Hey, I'll make you a deal! You can have our season and we''l take yours!!!! lol

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  2. Simply gorgeous! I could never get tired of Autumn photos, Jim. They are much too beautiful. What happened with hurricane Sandy in your area? It turned out to be a dub in our area; just some high winds and very little rain, although one tree on our street did crack and fall (I'm guessing it was weak or sickly).

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    1. You know what? Me neither....autumn is my favourite by far!
      We are just know getting the 'tail' of Sandy....lots of rain.

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  3. just beautiful, our leave are just about gone, now i can't wait for snow

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    1. Me too! I really don't mind the 'white stuff'. Besides, there's nothing we can do about it!

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  4. Amazing pictures! Just look at those colours. Autumn is lovely, except in my back garden when I have to clear up all the leaves, minding Naughty George's 'deposits'!

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    1. Oh yes! Those 'deposits'!! lol
      We leave all our leaves where they are till spring....some rot and add nutrition to the soil and the others we put in the compost when we get to them!

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  5. Beautiful! I love Autumn... but not what comes after.

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    1. Thanks Bobbi! Come on now, be brave and we'll 'face the music' together!!

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  6. I say if you've got 'em flaunt 'em!
    You're fortunate to have it all.
    Our fall "colors" simply weren't this year, not sure why.

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    1. Last year there was no colour here to speak of either Sharon. We figure it has to do with water availability for the tree....no water,no colour. Just an unproven theory of ours.

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  7. Beautiful shots! The colors are so fleeting, I don't think you can get too many pictures.

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    1. So true! How many would too many be!?
      I feel the same way Pat, grab all the colour while it lasts.

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  8. One of the many reasons that autumn is my absolute favorite season!

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    1. I'm with you on this one Lisa! Were you affected at all by Sandy in Chicago?

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    2. Not to ANY extent like the East coast, but yes, we had some crazy weather. It was incredibly windy here for a few days, and Lake Michigan was going crazy. We had waves as high as 20 feet! There were even some goofballs surfing in the lake for a few days. The biggest problem was the wind, and the fact that water was crashing up and over the paths around the lakefront. And, that really wouldn't have been a problem if it weren't for the nutballs who insisted on ignoring the warnings to stay away. There were still some people going down and walking the running/bike paths "to get a better look." Ok, well, you'll get a REALLY good look when a wave grabs you and pulls you in, you idiot!!

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  9. Sure would like to head back there soon!

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    1. Don't be holdin' your breath there now Soph!

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  10. Hello Jim,
    Spectacular trees (and photos). I don't think I could ever tire of looking at trees like that. Hope the rain passes quickly and is not too heavy.
    Ivan

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    1. Thanks Ivan. It did rain pretty heavy for a bit but nothing too serious.

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  11. Spectacular! Who could ever tire of autumn's beauty? Oh, and happy halloween!

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    1. Oh, you know how we Canadians can start apologizing all over the place!!
      Boo to you too, Debra.

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  12. Once upon a time I lived among such colors and I do miss them. Looking at your header photo -- isn't it amazing that this calm Atlantic ocean can turn so ferocious so fast?

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  13. Please sir I want some more..
    your friend oliver twist :)

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  14. Just read your comment and wanted to say that in Sweden, where I come from, they have a similar healthcare system as the Canadian one. People pay higher taxes and have peace of mind. Here it is so scary and totally insane. I am blessed because I worked for the University of California and I will always have my health insurance through their retirement system. For me and my husband. For others it is so tragic and horrible. That's why we need Obama care as they call it. It's not perfect, but it will work so much better. So keep your fingers crossed he will be re-elected next week. So much of a normal, modern, progressive way of life hangs in the balance. I keep saying I will move to Canada if he loses. Of course, I can't do that, but still -- goes to show you how I feel about things.

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    1. There's lots of room up here for Inger! Hope it doesn't come to that though. I just hope the correct decision will be made for all those people who need and are entitled to a good health care system.
      I know it is unpopular to opening express one's political view in the US (which I find very disturbing seeing that free expression was one of the founding father's first demand), you are the exception to that rule!!
      TRhanks Inger.

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    2. I live in purple Colorado where blue and red are battling over every single vote. For me the Obama care issue is extremely important - among other critically important issues like the composition of the Supreme Court. You are absolutely right, Inger. The health care system here is "so scary and totally insane." In the school district that I just retired from, teachers were paying more for their health coverage for their families and themselves than they were paying for their mortgages. That, with additional money paid by the district. And I worry about just what the reds will do to public pensions! I have spoken up again and again about all sorts of issues, very publicly, but I feel like I'm tilting at windmills. I tend to be neutral on Facebook because my friends include children (former students), my extended family, and friends - some of whom are rabidly blue or red. I've got my fingers crossed for Tuesday night. It all comes down to the ground game.

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    3. My fingers are crossed for all Americans wanting universal healthcare....a basic right in any civilized country.

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  15. I love the autumn leaves! Our few deciduous trees have lost thier leaves, or they are brown/grey and nasty, so thanks for sharing yours.

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    1. I hear ours will have the same fate this weekend, Terry.

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  16. Hello Jim!
    Thanks for your kind comment on my blog!
    Well I can only say, seeing those gorgeous pictures, it is only natural we follow nature!
    Our blogs are a mirror of what we see outdoors!
    Autumn in the northern hemisphere is absolutely breathtaking and you especially appreciate its beauty when you've lived for a long time in southern Africa!
    Congratulation for your pictures!
    Cheers!

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    1. Thanks Noushka! Good to see you here.

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  17. Wow! This is a nice series. I just love the colors. Fall is a great time for photographers. ;-)

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    1. Hello! Thanks so much for stopping by! It is great to meet you.

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  18. I can never get enough of autumn leaves! And I'm happy to know that someone else can snap 250+ shots on a walk! Your shots are spectactular! Leaves at their full glory are beautiful, but they're equally lovely as they fall and thin. By the way, Jim, how do you get Ocean Breezes on each of your photos? Have a super weekend!

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  19. Amazing colors Jim!!! Great frame and processing. Really nice work. Nice to meet you and greets.

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    1. Thanks Ander! And welcome here. This was a special day in autumn with spectacular colour!

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