The fourth week of change in our little valley. I’m a little late posting, as this was taken Tuesday, a little later in the day than previously shown, as evidenced by the interesting tree shadows in the foreground. The rusty trees on the edge of the woods are American beech. The oaks and poplars on the ridge and slope are intensifying. This is the where the last rays of the sun touch before the light disappears, causing it to glow with golden light.
More rain today, we’ll see what happens over the next week as we transition into dormancy.
So interesting to see the changes. All lovely, in their own way. Of course, the bust in October is just plain exhilarating.
Yes, early October is a grand time in New England thanks to the maples.
Still very beautiful Eliza. It is lovely to follow the changing colours.
Thank you, Christina. The whole process is like someone pulled the plug and the colour is draining slowly out of the landscape. Just twigs and pine boughs will be left. 😉
What gorgeous colours, Eliza. You are so fortunate to have such a lovely view to look at!
Thank you, Joanna. I do feel blessed, to be sure!
Beautiful – we really got a mixed bag on trees this year – a lot of beautiful trees, but none of them seemed to happen at the same time. It must be something to do with the generally warm weather!
Thank you, Sarah. Are you still getting above normal temps?
Definitely – the weekend is supposed to be great. Sun and temps in the 60s. It’s cold as soon as the sun goes down, so I’m walking in gloves and a hat, but I’ll take these warm days as long as they want to last!
Such a great idea to track the changes, it’s amazing how each week is so different.
Thank you, Cathy’s idea for the garden view easily transferred to autumn view. I always think there isn’t much change until I compare the previous week’s photo. Nature is always fascinating!
Mother Nature has found a wonderful way to colorfully and gradually transform our landscape to dormancy! She gives us heaps of enjoyment. Found 3 Mantis nests very close to eachother a few days ago, spend the winter & hatch, beautiful insects!
Ooh, lucky you. We seldom see mantids around here. Either they’re well camouflaged or we don’t have many.
I can look at these constantly changing colors endlessly. Every time you look there is something different to see.
Thank you very much, Linda. I’ve lived with this view for 26 years and it never gets old. 🙂
Beautiful! It’s bone dry here so we’re losing some of our fall colors as leaves drop from lack of water. 😦 I’d love to see you at the 2017 Capital Region Garden Bloggers Fling! Check out my blog for more info. 🙂
Hi, thanks, and nice to hear from you. 🙂 Sadly, it’d be an 8-hour drive to attend. Not to mention 8 back. Though I bet it will be a fun bash!
Lovely shot, I enjoy watching the transition.
Thank you, Belinda.
Dramatic transformation as the weeks go by. Must be absolutely lovely to see it in person.
My usual exclamation when I walk this hill is, “I LOVE where I live!” 🙂
It’s lovely to see the transformation week by week in your part of the world and compare it to here! Our beech are looking great right now too. Can you see this view from the house?
Not really, this is a few minutes walk up the hill. Our house is beyond the woods in the hollow, but I can see the ridge through the trees beyond our garden at sunset every night while I’m making dinner. 🙂
Awesome changing colors… I love the idea of capturing the transformation of the scenery.
This time of year the change is rapid and dramatic. Thanks, Louise!
It continues to maze me how much your landscape changes week to week. Changes are much slower to show themselves here (except in the case of a torching by a severe heatwave).
Thanks, Kris. However, from to Dec. to April it stalls horribly! 😉
I wish it didn’t go so fast….
What a nice view though. Not to be too optimistic at this time of year, but I bet it’s even more beautiful in the spring as the green flush spreads back up to the ridge 🙂
I think we might be a week behind you. The aspens are just coloring up in the yard and the maples in the yard are absolutely at peak or just past.
Thank you, Frank. In spring, the birch and red maple create a rosy flush that is a welcome sight. This view is lovely in all seasons – winter, spring and summer! 🙂
You’re two to three weeks later, I think. We peaked the week after Columbus Day, about a week later than normal for us.
It’s amazing the change you can see week to week. I do love fall colors. They give us that breathing space before winter!
Yes, gratefully, they ease us into the dark months.
My favorite is the October 18th one 🙂
Full on color! 🙂 Thanks, Trini. 🙂
Such lovely changing colours!
Thank you, Fi! If I was an early riser like you, I’d try for some dawn color. But that might be a bit ambitious. 😉
Very golden now. It is fun to compare.
It is. Thanks for your visit!
Such a glorious view. So interesting to see the changes through the season. I like the idea of focusing on one view and showing the transformation week by week. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Karen.
Autumn has such a fiery heart, these scenes are extraordinary. How do you count all those deepening tones … and i’m wondering on colour descriptions! Fabulous!
Thanks, Liz. Indeed, I am often at a loss for words to describe the colors! Have a great weekend.
Great backdrop you have there Eliza. Showing Autumn beautifully.
Thank you, Dorris!
Your view is lovely through all the changes. Our oaks are splendid right now. Instead of the usual variations on brown (red brown, yellow brown, orange brown, brown brown) they have taken on shades of glowing bronze and gold.
Thanks, Brenda. Your description of oak leaf color is right on the mark!
It is wonderful to “see” the change. Although I am constantly gazing about, stopping and flipping through these “stills” makes the change obvious – so cool. I am headed to the lake today. Haven’t been in awhile so I’m excited to see what’s changed.
Thank you, Kathy. It is fun to compare weeks. Nature’s subtle daily changes makes it is hard to see how rapidly it does change. Have a great weekend.
Absolutely beautiful photos!! Thank You for sharing! ❤😀
Thank you, Kim! Have a great weekend.
In short time all change – thank you for sharing the beauty 🙂
Yep, it’s looking like that here too, Eliza. I took some awesome pics today as I walked through rain of falling yellow leaves. They are rapidly falling now!!! Hang on, here we go ….. 🙂 ❤
Sounds heavenly. I love it when a gust of wind showers us with falling leaves. It always feels like a blessing!
Definitely hanging on!!! 😉
How wonderful to peruse your photographs, seeing the familiar places of home here in Conway. Thanks for your efforts…
Thanks, Carol. I guess you’ll be walking vicariously for a while. 😦 Rest up and mend well!
It’s interesting to see the progression of color. The reds and browns of fall are so beautiful, aren’t they? 😀
Yes, indeed. Fall is nature’s way of gently letting us down into winter. 😉
Gently does it. 😀