« Crimson Queen | Main | Saturday's destination »

Orange beautiful*

*Post title inspired by -- well, pretty much copied from but with all credit given to  -- this gorgeous site & blog.

"In like a lion, out like a lamb" (and vice versa) is the well-known saying applied to March's weather. I'm trying to think of an equivalent to describe last month. If you read drafts of this post I published accidentally (oops), you'll know I tried marmalade cats and Bengal tigers. The first of October was sunny and warm and I recall purring contentedly in the kitchen while roasting eggplants; the 30th and 31st included every kind of weather: bold, strong, and untamed, if not quite ferocious at the end. But perhaps colour is the most accurate, and for me, memorable way to describe October in and October out: in with tasty reds & aubergines and out with glowing oranges.




Maple leaves


Urban landscape in autumn

Reader Comments (4)

I love the last photo. The juxtaposition of the orange leaves and the buildings are gorgeous.

November 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermeemsnyc

Thank you, meemsnyc. I would someday love to see the autumn colours in NYC.

November 7, 2010 | Registered CommenterElaine

Fabulous pictures Elaine, I particularly love the cityscape. It's so effective, the contrast between the greys and reds.

Here in the UK the leaves seem more orange and spectacular than normal - is it the same your way? (I've heard various scientific explanations as to why though must admit I can't remember)

November 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSophie

Thank you, Sophie. I almost didn't take that last photo. Piper and I were on the bridge, heading home, and it started raining. And it was cold. Two hours earlier, I was standing under blue and orange and feeling comfortably warm.

I agree with you about the spectacular autumn colours -- they seem more brilliant here in BC this season, too. When I catch up on some of my other reading, I'm going to set aside some time to learn about the science behind this.

November 8, 2010 | Registered CommenterElaine

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>