Thursday, October 16, 2008

Fall Foliage/ Sky Watch

This is Ontario in mid October! Isn't the sky beautiful?

Oh! You weren't looking at the sky? ;-) You were more interested in the colourful trees behind the spruce trees? Well here's another look:

And here's another:

The sky WAS beautiful last Sunday (gorgeous blue, eh?) but, truth be told, I wasn't really looking at the sky because the maples were unbelievably stunning in full sun.

To join in the Sky Watch fun, which features skies from all around the globe, visit the Sky Watch blog at http://skyley.blogspot.com

107 comments:

see you there! said...

Breathtaking! There was sky? Oh, maybe I'd better go back and look again.

Darla

tr3nta said...

Every time I see photos like this I remember why a like Autumn so much

Ivar Ivrig said...

This is the beauti of this season. Great captured. Have a nice SWF.

the teach said...

Absolutely gorgeous, EG! I went upstate New York last weekend and was greeted with similar beauty. Poet's Walk Park, NY

Photo Cache said...

Oh my lordy, so much beauty. My eyes can't take all of these at once. Needless to say, I enjoyed these shots very much.

Happy skywatching.

Torsdag said...

I like the autumn colors and real blue sky.
Great shots have a nice swf.

Dewdrop said...

Thanks so much for sharing your fall foliage! How beautiful. Interesting your crisp blue sky with cirrus wisps very much looks like mine today... the fog has finally lifted! Great shots!

Love your harvest moon shot! Mine looked like that yesterday. Isn't it mgnificent?!

MaryAnn Ashley said...

Gosh it's beautiful. We don't have fall here in San Diego... it's 90 today.... and could be 60 tomorrow. Enjoying the colors!

The moon is fabulous too... great detail in the moon & bokeh.

Old Wom Tigley said...

These are so good.... like you I would have had to capture these... what a bonus for Sky Watch some blue was showing... :O)

the teach said...

EG you ask how we can stand all the political back and forth for so long... We CAN"T - we're sick of it! But I hope it will turn out for the best, GO OBAMA!

Louise said...

I'll admit the sky wasn't the first thing that captured my attention, but it IS beautiful. Not quite as striking as those fabulous trees, however!

reluctantfarmchi said...

Oh - there was a sky in your shots?!! Absolutely stunning shots - they could be in a magazine!! Very well captured.

Rob Ripma said...

The trees are really starting to turn. Great shots!

Yen said...

Oh my! Those are breathtaking!~Mine is posted HERE. Happy SWF!~

imac said...

Just Beautiful.

fishing guy said...

EG: What neat shots of the changing trees, it seems to happen so quickly. I hope you will join us on Monday nights.

Migs CFL fan said...

Fantastic pics, I love the autumn colors. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers

http://reginainpictures.blogspot.com/

vincibene said...

Gorgeous colors! And I looked at last to the sky! *gg*

Carletta said...

Definitely a WOW!!!
These are stunning of the fall colors!

Rose said...

These are wonderful--I would have been just like you. In fact, we can hardly keep our eyes on the road when we go for a drive.

mick said...

Fantastic colors and great photos

bobbie said...

Very beautiful photos, both trees and sky!

Kahshe Cottager said...

Isn't it like the sun has melted colour all over the trees? Beautiful colours like this need that perfect blue sky to show them off. Lovely photos!

My Sky Watch Photos are posted Here and Here

Arija said...

Are you psychic or what?
Me, I just look at the sky... well, sometimes.
Love your bathing and other beauties below as well.

Carver said...

I love autumn! These are all gorgeous shots of the sky and the foliage.

Nikki-ann said...

Stunning! Such beautiful colours :) A Wonderful captures! Thanks for sharing :)

Anna said...

Wow! What beautiful photos you have on your blog! The Fall Foliage captures are fantastic with the crisp, blue sky. Happy SWF!

Mojo said...

That pristine blue is the perfect backdrop for all those warm fall colors.

These should be made in to jigsaw puzzles!

Blognote said...

Breathtaking colours. I admit: autumn colours over there are spectacular compared to ours!!

Deslilas said...

Autumn is avery beautiful season.
Why do you call it "fall".

RuneE said...

Another example of the fact that most often the foreground makes the picture.

ilanadavita said...

Lovely colors. Stunning.

Ida said...

The sky is a side scene here.
Beautiful! :)

indicaspecies said...

Wow! Fascinating colors, and fabulous shots. Thank you for sharing this beauty.

Leora said...

I do like the wisps of sky in the top, despite their competition with the lovely colored trees.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous! The sky and the colors!

Sioux said...

Gorgeous fall colors...our seasons here in Texas are green and brown...more brown!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Yes the sky was beautiful, but the trees were even more beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Lisa

John said...

Great autumn shots and gorgeous colors!

Happy swf!

Normz said...

awesome colors!!! I love them...very beautiful...

Aileni said...

Okay - I'll give that Five WOWs.

Colin Campbell said...

Reminds me of my many trips to New England in the fall. Lovely. I love your moon picture. Lovely. We had one of those this. Week I haven't worked out how to photograph it yet.

Reader Wil said...

Yes the trees are really stunning! Like pure gold and the sky is heavenly blue. Splendid Photos! Thank you for showing and for visiting my blog!

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Wow! Spectacular color! Mom (Barb's Haiku and WillThink4Wine!) is sighing. She was supposed to be in New England for fall foliage with our Aunties but canceled the trip until next year.

Hildegarde said...

Wow, such colors make me happy, what a treat ! And the full moon is real big and beautiful.

Jeanne said...

I LOVE the maples in the full sun. We've had our share here too. It's one of the main reasons I love living where there's four distinct seasons. Thanks for sharing.

ellen b said...

Oh my, oh my, what fabulous colors for you to enjoy! I love these...

Deborah Godin said...

Terrific color capture! There's almost an embarassment of riches this time of year in Ontario, that's for sure!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I know wasn't the weather spectacular and the trees weren't bad either!!!

Gill

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Yep... Ontario and here in BC seems to be neck in neck in foilage colors but apparently the temps aren't the same... it gets down to -10 C at night here.... brrrrrr.... it did snow a little this afternoon. Bah...
Great photos!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous photos of fall foliage, thank you for sharing this beautiful view with sky watch friday.

Thanks for your kind comments on my post earlier, the Anne stories are great fun. When I try to explain I am from New Brunswick, no one ever knows where that is but as soon as I mention Anne (in any language) the lights go on and everyone smiles because everyone knows Anne.

The Texican said...

Stunning colors. Thanks for sharing.

Shammickite said...

I agree.... that blue sky last weekend set the fall colours off perfectly! You had to see it to believe it!

Gandalf and Grayson said...

We're with you! The leaves are stunning! Spectacular shots, all!

KylieM said...

WOW! look at all those amazing colours! Absolutely Gorgeous!

Tash said...

this is fantastic! love the sky, the color of the trees including your previous posts with the sugar maple. just fabulous

April said...

Absolutely stunning!! At this time of the year it's a question of where to look - the Maple trees are so vivid and the sky so blue. Gorgeous scenery in Ontario!

Tash said...

PS - did I say WOW!!! so here it is - WOW WOW!!!

me ann my camera said...

There is nothing better than fall foliage outline the horizon of an autumn sky! Happy Skywatch Friday!
ann

Shinade said...

Simply beautiful I do miss living in the north during Autumn.

This is #1 for me. I do so hope you will visit.

http://shinade.blogspot.com/2008/10/skywatch-woven-branches.html

Happy week end

B. Roan said...

Gorgeous skies and trees to match. BJ

uncleawang said...

I love the Sky...so this is the beauty of this season.
Have a nice day.

Sweeta said...

Absolutely gorgeous color!

napaboaniya said...

Lovely colors of the Fall against the blue sky. Happy Skywatch!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Fabulous autumnal colours

leslie said...

Brilliant shots! It's grey and raining here today so it's nice to see that some are enjoying the fall foliage in sunshine! :D Come on over to check out what I posted today!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

wowutiful colors and wonderful blue sky, love the moon in the previous post, and the blue bird taking his bath and the honey suckle :) ohhh I was supposed to just see SWF LOl you have wonderful photos!

Larry D said...

Great skies, the blue and the maples. Ours are not there yet.

Gramma L said...

Awesome colors, beautiful foliage and sky. Still green around here.

Becky and Gary said...

You are so right. The Maples are spectacular this year. In our area it's the oranges that rule.
Beautiful pictures.

Willard said...

I agree, the foliage is what catches my attention, but then it wouldn't look as good without the beautiful sky. I think the wispy clouds in the first photo especially contribute immensely to the overall look of the shot.

Alan said...

I wouldn't be looking at the sky either with colors like those in the trees. We don't get that here in Florida - most plants stay green all the time... but at least we don't get much (if any) snow. :)

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

You're right: The maples in your part of the world at this time of the year are unmatched! Thanks for sharing.

Tabib said...

LOVEly autumn colors!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend!

piedmontperspective said...

I confess - I barely looked at the sky in these photos the first time around. All three images are beautiful but that sugar maple is really stunning! I think they're prettier than the red maples.

Lilli & Nevada said...

these are so beautiful, i don't get to see this around here much. stunning for sure

Dirk said...

Fantastic! Great colours well captured.

naturglede said...

I love the colours of the autumn. Have a nice weekend:)

Pietro said...

Fabulous colorful trees. I enjoy these pictures a lot!
Happy Sky Watch!

Pietro Brosio Gallery

magiceye said...

missed the sky for the trees!
but then saw again and loved the blue of the sky too!

Gattina said...

I think the beauty is both together the blue sky and the colorful trees !

Ivon said...

Nice sky, but I was one that focused on the trees. Fall is very beautiful.

auringonkukka =) said...

BEAUTIFUL COLORS!!
have a nice weekend!!

evlahos said...

fantastic color compositions. excellent swf

kbguy said...

I think I like the trees more. they are so colourfull. ha ha..
The photo sure looks beautiful..

SandyCarlson said...

The sky is indeed very beautiful, and so especially are the leaves!

Hyde DP said...

the autumn colours outshine the sky!

Jim said...

Hey Ms. E.TourGuide. I remembes those trees from when we were up. It was sooooo wprth it.
Oh yes, you sky is very pretty too.
Today I have a bear sitting on a fan if you have time.
Happy Skywatching,
..

Hilda said...

Your commentary made me laugh because it's so true. The trees are gorgeous! I'd love to be able to experience autumn even just once in my lifetime. Oh, and the sky was just perfect too. :)

Happy Sky Watching!
I posted a photo of a canoe Among bigger cousins for my entry.

kRiZ cPEc said...

colorful! thanks for sharing such a set of maples.

Greyscale Territory said...

These pics are glorious! What a wonderful range of Autumn colours emerge in the northern hemisphere. And the lovely blue skies just enhance the whole landscape!

Rambling Round said...

Thanks for sharing these! I love the colors of autumn.

Catherine said...

After all these Sky Watchers' comments, admiring the sky and the colors of fall, it's like sunset in broad daylight, what can I add?
Other that I'm also under the spell.

Jeannelle said...

I love the bright fall foliage! Thank you for showing us! We've had a very colorful autumn here in Iowa, too. Happy SkyWatching1

dot said...

You can't beat blue skies and fall leaves and you got them both!

Robin said...

Gorgeous captures. This has been a great year for the fall foliage.

Sailor Girl said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Daryl said...

Ahhh.. nice foliage and sky!

:-Daryl

Small City Scenes said...

You bet it is beautiful. Gorgeous, yes indeed. MB

Craver Vii said...

Am I 100?

Wow! This is so rich! I was thinking about these colors and why I like them so much. The vari-colored foliage, combined with the blue sky gives us the full spectrum of the rainbow. Maybe I'm analyzing too much, but whatever the reason, these are fantastic pics!!!!

Rambling Woods said...

Wow..this has been a beautiful fall hasn't it...

Ms. Hays said...

You sure said - the trees are amazingly colorful!!! GREAT SHOTS!!!

Linda Reeder said...

Wow, and more Wow! I love this time of the year.

The Tile Lady said...

Really gorgeous! Wow!

Judi~Gmj said...

stunning folage and it makes the sky look all that much bluer!

2sweetnsaxy said...

LOL! You're right, I didn't even notice the sky. How could I with all of those wonderful fall colors. Great shots! :-)

Inkivääri said...

So beautiful autumn colours and blue sky!

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