Sunday, November 3, 2013

Last chance?

Today was an outstanding day in my world. Why you ask? Because the sun came out!

It'd been dark, overcast, and rainy here for almost a month. So this morning I saw the sun and went looking for some fall color.

Lucky for me I found some. Like this ginormous maple tree.
The colors were great but it won't stay that way for long. There was frost on the ground and the trees were losing lots of leaves.
Here are some frosty leaves on a rose bush.
Most of these maple leaves probably won't last the day. There was just a subtle breeze, yet the tree dropped about a quarter of it's leaves while I was there.
This Japanese maple seemed to be fairing better than some of the others. It still had most of it's leaves.
This is my favorite tree of the day. Though it looks like several tree trunks in a row, it's actually just one giant maple.
Here's a view of it's canopy from another angle.
It's hard to go wrong with orange or yellow leaves against a blue sky in good light.
Not to be outdone, the oak trees had lots of color as well.
Like this one,
but I'll finish with another photo of that beautiful maple tree.
Based on the number of leaves falling this morning I doubt I'll have many more opportunities to shoot fall color this year.


Friday, November 1, 2013

Some more fall color. . . .

I was pretty pleased with the results I got shooting leaves and trees this fall so here are a few more photos.

Maple leaves just starting to change colors.
An oak leaf with striking edges and colors.

More oak leaves in super light. 

A tamarack tree catching some light just before sunset.

Oak leaves in a northern Wisconsin forest.
A sugar maple leaf hanging in there, Madison Wisconsin.
Another oak leaf in the process of change.
Maples and a blue sky on a Madison afternoon.
Tamaracks and spruce trees reflected in a small northern Wisconsin lake.
Last light on a maple leaf in Madison.

More vibrant red oak leaves. 
Yellow maple leaves and a blue afternoon sky.
Maple leaves going from yellow to orange. 

I hope it's not over yet. I'll be out for more as soon as I get a little sunlight. It's been rainy and overcast for quite awhile here.