Fall 2012: One Last Fling

I thought I was done with the fall colors.     Half the leaves have fallen…the remaining hues are fading into a washed-out yellow or a dull, rusty brown.

But this weekend, I found there were still some pockets of color here and there.

After this post, though, I think I might be done the fall photos for the year.

These next four photos are from Letterkenny road, near Quadeville, Ontario.    Rumor has it, Al Capone hid out here in the 1930’s.   It’s still an out-of-the-way place, even today.



How would you like to cycle up that hill? (I reluctantly admit, I know people who do). 



This whole ares is part of the Madawaska highlands.    It’s mostly forested hills, with the occasioanal farm cut into a hilly ridge. 


I like this one with the cows, and the bright red maple sitting in the field all by itself.


More cows.


This area still had most of its leaves, and was very YELLOW.

With this one, I deliberately cut off the top of the tree to hide the sky, to allow the bright red to contrast with the green:


And here’s red against the azure blue sky.    An artist would never paint such colors on their canvas.    It clashes, to the point of almost being obnoxious.  (….Almost!)


This was from a Monday hike, on the forest floor:


A few more around some farmland…



Finally, here’s a comparison of how quickly things change.  This first photo is from September 28th:

And here it the same scene later, on October 7th (a mere nine days later).

Hard to believe it can all be snow covered in 8 weeks.

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6 Comments on “Fall 2012: One Last Fling”

  1. Momlady Says:

    Doesn’t Mother Nature put on a beautiful show?

  2. Cheryl Says:

    Wow, here in Virginia ours are just starting to get cranked up. Haven’t been out to the mountains yet, though. That’s next weekend. 🙂

  3. Dot Says:

    Great colors! These pictures from this fall will stand in for many bad-color falls to come.

  4. Friar Says:

    @MomLady Yes. When she wants to. BUt I have no doubt she’ll make us pay for it with freezing rain in another few weesks. 🙂

  5. Friar Says:

    @Cheryl It’s amazing how just a few hundred miles of latitude make a different. Just north of Sault Ste. Marie, they’re pretty much finished alreayd and in Southern Ontario, they’re just starting as well. I bet you they’re quite spectacular in the mountains you have.

  6. Friar Says:

    @Dot Yeah…I had gotten spoiled after 2008 and it’s taken 3-4 years to match that year. Makes up for last year, which was actually quite “Bleah”.

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