Posted tagged ‘fall foliage’

Best Fall Colors of 2014

October 15, 2014

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Fall Colors 2013

October 20, 2013

The fall colors this year were okayyyyy…but not spectacular.   Not like they were in 2012 or 2008.

But I still managed to find some nice pockets of color.

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No colors in this last one, but it was a gorgeous October day, and warm enough to paddle in shorts until sunset .

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I Finally Finished the #$*%! Thing…!

October 10, 2013

Sometimes when I take a photo, I know it’s going to be a painting.  I just don’t know when I’ll get around to actually painting it.

It can be days.  Or years.

I took this one a year ago.

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I started painting it last May.

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And then put it away, and started it again.

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And then put it away and started it again.

And then it was summer, and fishing started,.  So even though it was 95%  done, I  put it away again  for 4 months.

Now, it’s FINALLY finished.

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And I am DONE with it.

(Phew!   This was painful).

Next…!!!

Comparing Seasons: The Same, but Different

April 19, 2013

I have a favorite country drive in the Madawaska Highlands that I like to do at least once a year, especially during the fall.

I’ve blogged about it before, and I always take lots of photos,  many of which end up as watercolor paintings.

This year was a bit different.

Due to a ski injury, I was out for the rest of the season, which gave me the opportunity to see my favorite sights during the winter, for a change.

I find it kinda neat to compare the seasons….

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Fall 2012: One Last Fling

October 9, 2012

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.

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

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

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

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

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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!)

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

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A few more around some farmland…

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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.