Monday, September 28, 2009

Autumn Leaves in Quebec

These are some photographs taken last Saturday (the 26th) while on a walk with my DH.  The trees are just beginning to don their autumnal vestments.  Many seem to be resisting the change and stand staunchly in their green garb.  They make the trees that have turned red, orange, pink or gold stand out all the more.  I hope you will enjoy this little view of autumn leaves here in la belle province of Quebec (northeast section of North America for those of you on other continents).  For the best view, click on each photo to enlarge it. 
























48 comments:

  1. Oh! your autumn leaves have turned! ours are just tipping in places and should be at peak next month - *smiling*
    these are lovely

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  2. Your mastery of the art of photography far surpasses mine...but I guess that's why you're an artist, while I am but a mere physics teacher :)

    Thanks for sharing.

    J

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  3. Oh, how I love the autumn leaves...that little wisp of crisp air that lets us know the seasons are changing, and the colors...they fill me up with happiness! Thank you sharing your autumn love today, Bonnie! You are truly blessed to live in a place where you can experience this wonder!
    Hugs to you, Bonnie :D
    xx

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  4. I love our fall colours. But at the same time I hate that they announce the coming winter. Fall, to me is both joyous and sad. We don't always get along autumn and I.

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  5. Such a delightful array. You most certainly bring us the beauty of this season's palette - the warmth of earth tones celebrating its own bounty. Thank you for capturing such glorious transformations.

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  6. It's the color, it's the light, it's the season. What a great combination you bring to this post. I need to get my sweatshirt before I continue reading....wonderful

    EFH

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  7. I've just sent a comment, did it get through?

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  8. Beautiful!! My favorite season!

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  9. Stunning photographs thanks for sharing Bonnie :)

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  10. Ooooh, lovely! I'm hoping the colors will hold until next week in upstate New York for my photo workshop with Jan Phillips.

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  11. No, it clearly didn't!
    What i said was something like this:

    What a wonderful time autumn is. I love spring for its hope but I also enjoy autumn for the magnificent display of grand operatic splendour nature puts on before the lights dim and winter lulls us all to sleep.

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  12. Kathryn: Most trees have not turned right here, but up in the Laurentian Mountains they are probably at their peak.

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  13. Jeff: I don't know about that - I loved the panoramic photos of the 'painted' mountains that you shared with us last week. You supply the wide vistas, I supply the close-ups.

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  14. ChicGeek: Yes, we are lucky to experience all four seasons so fully. If I lived further south, I think I would make it a point to come up here every Fall - It just feels like an essential part of our lives.

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  15. Jazz: So if you don't like Autumn's 'announcement', you must really dislike winter!!

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  16. RoseMarie: It really is a palette isn't it - one we can depend on to delight us every year.

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  17. Expat: Yes, and you would have to consider putting away your flip flops for a few months too!

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  18. remistuff: You are welcome, thank you for commenting.

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  19. Meri: Oh, I think they will be sublime - just waiting for you Meri!

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  20. Friko: How beautifully you describe the transformation of Autumn: " . . . display of grand operatic spendour nature puts on before the lights dim and winter lulls us all to sleep."
    You are a poet!

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  21. Almost makes me feel like I live 'down south'.......hehe.

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  23. Oh, beautiful, Bonnie! I LOVE Fall. We sometimes get a cold snap in December that suddenly changes the local maples. But mostly, they just fade away... Thanks for the autumn show! xo B

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  24. these are all just beautiful...you are such a talented photographer!

    living in california, we don't have this wonderfulness gracing our landscapes in the fall, in fact, we just had a heat wave of over 100 degrees, so we all run around this time of year looking in nurseries HOPING to find something that makes a little color for fall...liquid ambers and Japanese maples about do it for my knowledge as I have not planted any...I will just have to drool over pictures like yours!

    blessings...

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  25. Hi Bonnie

    there is something very celebratory about autumn even though it is the harbinger of winter...

    I love the little pin oak(?)- it takes me back to my NZ Home...

    Happy days

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  26. Hilary: Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  27. Barbara: You're welcome. So glad you enjoyed it.

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  28. Linda: I heard about your heat wave - going on the same time as the flooding in Georgia - and now in the Phillipines. It's quite amazing how the seasons remain constant in spite of the wild changes in our weather patterns.

    The changes must have more to do with the distance of the region from the sun and the changes in light, than the actual weather.

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  29. Hi Delwyn: Yes the colours are gay, almost festive. I think the pink leaves are some form of elm, not sure though. But I do know they are not oak. The golden leaves are oak.

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  30. We don't yet have many leaves turning, but we did get frost! The leaves will most likely go quickly now and fly off the trees... I hope we get some Fall before you know... that other stuff starts to fall from the sky :) I love the pumpkin orange colored leaves the best! Nicely done :)

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  31. Just gorgeous... we are weeks behind, but fully anticipate the glory.

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  32. Absolutely marvellous. I love those colours.

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  33. I think I want to visit Canada in Autumn one day. It looks so beautiful with all that colour.

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  34. I have been to Montreal couple years ago for a Christmas vacation. All I could see at that time was snow. Now your pictures are showing me a much better and lovely side of your place.. Beautiful pics.

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  35. Vicky: I loved the pumpkin coloured ones too. They are the oak leaves I think.

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  36. Jayne: Isn't it great - you can come here and get a little preview of what's in store for you!

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  37. Liss: Oh, I hope you do. First or second week in October usually glorious - but it depends on the year.

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  38. Turquoise: Yes, we really enjoy each of the 4 seasons fully here. Sometimes there are periods in winter when the snow can make the city drab. But when fresh, big snowflakes fall over the city around xmas it is pure magic.

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  39. If I was to choose a soundtrack to go with these absolutely beautiful photos, it would have to be Rachelle Ferrell's take on a classic, 'Autumn Leaves'.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en6kmiX0SDc

    Enjoy it. I thoroughly enjoyed your images. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  40. Great Shots! Fall color that rich is still a couple of weeks away in southern NY.

    Carl

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  41. Hello Bonnie,

    What a nice blog you have. Would it be okay if I used your first picture above as a background in some artwork I am doing? It may or may not end up looking like it does above (beautiful, breathtaking) as I use Photoshop frequently and when not doing digital, I tend to use light washes, stamps, etc.

    xoxo

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  42. Vicki: Thanks for visiting, I'm glad you like my blog. Unfortunately, I sell my artwork and it is copyright (as mentionned in my sidebar) so no you cannot use it in your artwork. Thanks for doing the right thing and asking. :)

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  43. Bonnie,

    I understand completely about not using your picture.

    Thanks for your reply,

    xoxo

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  44. Amazing. The pictures look really artistic, great job!!! Oh yeah, the beginning of autumn is just awesome. After the leaves fall down and get wet, it becomes terrible (and well, not so good to photograph). Actually, I have recently put together an article describing how to deal with unwanted leaves. You are welcome to read it if you are interested. And keep on good work.

    Julie

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