The Brilliance Of Autumn

The Landscape At Its Best


Just as the first soulful cry of the loon on our lake signifies the onset of spring, the trumpeting of Canada geese, cruising overhead in near perfect V formation, whispers that autumn will soon be upon us.

Though the days are still warm, and summer hasn’t officially ended, there’s a crispness in the morning air that hints at the season to come.

As summer gives way to fall, the anticipation of brilliantly colored landscapes fills me with excitement. Though typically lasting but a few short weeks before the leaves have fallen from the trees, autumns vibrant splendor is a sight to behold.

Soon, the seasons kaleidoscope of color will be upon us again.

37 thoughts on “Kaleidoscope Of Color

  1. You always manage to capture the seasons perfectly Jeff :). These photos are breathtaking! I do love the fall colours, but you would laugh at me if you saw me yelling at the Canada Geese not to leave. I wish it could stay summer forever. Or, how about spring, summer, fall and skip winter? LOL

    1. Thanks Cindy! It’s pretty hard to make a bad photograph during peak foliage season here in New Hampshire.

      I have to disagree with you on the seasons though, winter comes in a very close second to autumn as my favorite time of year when it comes to photography. 😀

      By the way, has a little package arrived on your doorstep by any chance? I haven’t got a clue how long it normally takes from New Hampshire to Ontario.

      1. Not yet, but I have been anxiously checking the mailbox every day :). I can’t wait to see it!! It shouldn’t take too long because it’s not that far really, but there’s always that annoying border/customs thing that can often cause delays LOL! We should have done what Mike suggested and driven down to meet you and pick it up ourselves. One day we will you know :).

        1. Let’s hope they don’t screw it up. Also, sorry in advance, as I had to roll the print to ship it more cost effectively. Rolled prints can be a pain to frame.

          I’m going to hold you to it! Next fall would be a good time to visit New Hampshire 😉

  2. gorgeous photographs! I am inspired to take my camera and try my best to make photographs look at beautiful as yours!

  3. Just started following your blog and I’m loving it! Your shots and articles make me want to get out there and practice! Thanks for the inspiration and tips!

  4. I’m hoping to get some Fall photos both here in southern Wisconsin where I live, and up north. We’re hoping to take a trip up there during bow season, and again in late November for gun season. Maybe by then I’ll even have picked up a camera that isn’t just my phone 🙂

    1. Good luck, I hope both your hunt for photos and your hunt for game are a success. Better get your foliage photos early though, gun season is usually during the peak of stick season, with all of the color long gone.

  5. My absolute favorite season, short as it is. I want to wrap myself in those colors all year, surround myself with them like a tapestry muting the cold, damp walls of my winter castle. Do your photos come in wall size? 😉

    1. Mine too, with winter a close second. At least as far as photography goes.

      Not sure about “wall size,” having only printed as large as 20″ x 30″, but as good as the prints looked at that size, I could go larger. I think a few large prints would be the perfect way to have the beauty of fall in your home year round. 😉

    1. You know it. I do love my life on the lake in the summer time, but photographically fall and winter are my favorite times of year. I only wish the peak color of autumn lasted more than a few weeks.

      1. You’ll have to do your best not to miss a single colourful moment in nature 😉 How was your Labor Day? I am off to Corsica the last week of September – I hope autumn will wait a bit this year 🙂

        1. I have every intention of making the most of it this year. My labor Day was pretty good, not too exciting other than having an extra day off to relax a bit 😀 Another trip? You lead an exciting life my dear!

  6. Um, Jeff, aren’t you using the A word a little too freely and prematurely? I’m looking forward to the change of seasons, too, I’ll be one of the first to admit, but we have another 2-1/2 weeks yet until the official change. Your A shots are among the best out there, but please help us to savor what’s left of the glorious S-season, while she lasts!

    1. Don’t get me wrong Gary, I do love summer and I’m sad to see it go. But at the same time, as I see the signs of the approaching autumn I eagerly await its arrival.

  7. autumn at its best. thanks for sharing. the weather has really cooled down here on the west coast, and it is starting to feel like summer is on its way out, and autumn colours are on their way in as well. it certainly is a treat to live in a part of the world that has distinct seasons!

    1. Thank you! Yes, I don’t think I could live in a part of the country, or world that didn’t have distinctly different seasons. And though I may be biased, during autumn there’s absolutely nowhere else I’d rather be than in New England.

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