Wednesday, December 5, 2012

After Autumn Splendour Comes Autumn Decay

So awhile back, I posted some photos I’d taken displaying just how magnificent the colours of fall can be. But like all good things, that too, had to come to an end sooner or later.

Below are some images I took around the middle of November after all the glorious colours faded as we head toward winter. And what follows autumn splendour? Why, autumn decay, of course.

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It’s undoubtedly not the prettiest time of the year, but it’s very captivating, nonetheless, when you’re looking at it through the camera lens.

22 comments:

  1. I'll take Autumn Decay over winter anyday!! Really lovely images, Martha :)

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  2. nice photos, Martha! I love this time of year, too.

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    1. Thanks! It's a very unique period --- full of photo opportunities.

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  3. I'm always amazed how the decay can still provide life and shelter to animals and birds throughout all the seasons. I loved the pictures!

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  4. Autumn decay has a beauty of its own. It's very surreal for me, just like the first winter snow.

    I can post again!

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    1. Nice way to look at it. It does seem quite surreal.

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  5. Interesting...you have the same disease on your maples as we do...it started here a couple years ago....global warming I think! Great display of autumns last pitch!
    Ron

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    1. It may very well be global warming. I think it's the first year I'm seeing this.

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  6. All part of the 'process'. Looks so much like our garden. We don't usually rake till spring. We want to protect things from the potential damage winter can cause.
    Great shots, Martha.

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    1. We don't rake most of the leaves. We simply spread them around and mulch them. Best food for the lawn!

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  7. Lots of new life springing from all that decay. That maple disease is everywhere isn't it?

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    1. It sure is. I believe it's the first time I'm seeing this. Not sure if it was around last year, but I don't remember it.

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  8. There is beauty in every season, if people will just stop and look. Your photos are lovely.

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    1. That is absolutely true. If only people would slow down and really look around...

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  9. wow Martha, I love the ones where the shades of red and orange contrast with the bright green. It is like death and rebirth.

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    1. That is a terrific way to describe it! I love the contrast, too. It really stands out.

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  10. Beautiful, martha. I've noticed your beautiful use of blue before. I think it is so unexpected in an autumn photograph, I'm always surprised to see it and it makes the picture memorable. Alos I didn't know Kingston was part of the Cdn Shield but those rock formations suggest that it is. Lovely!

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    1. Thanks, Francie; some of the colours are intensified when I edit the images with my photo editor. It's a way of making them pop. I love those rock formations!

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