Tuesday, September 15, 2009

More RED

Mid-August begins the change of colors in the high mountains of West Virgnia and these photos were taken August 19 in the Canaan Valley area. They are all the rich reds that nature can throw at you and if you are redesigning a room for fall, these hues should be very helpful. Mother Nature never seems to get it wrong in terms of color combinations or saturation levels. The photos have been reduced in size, but clicking on some of them will enlarge them somewhat. I think they are smile inducing even in this smaller size.








(Still very far away and enjoying 33 degree mornings.)

6 comments:

Angie said...

Beautiful! Red is one of my favorite colors---it IS a neutral, right?? :D

Linda said...

When autumn arrives it makes sense to me that the colors would change gradually, but that is not the case. The most vivid fall colors seem to arrive first and the more muted hues wait until the snow arrives. I love the pictures of the berries hanging. The reds are very vibrant next to the dark green. Welcome fall!

Hilary said...

I'm still in denial about autumn. I'm hanging onto summer until it's officially over.. and then some.

However, your photos are indeed lovely. I especially like the red mushrooms.. too cool.

Susie Hemingway said...

Beautiful beautiful shots of the onset of Autumn/Fall. It is just starting here in the East Midlands of the UK with my Virgina Creeper the first to start turning to it's deep dark red. I am sorry to say goodbye to the Summer but the colours of this time of the year with the harvest all safely in, are spendid and always a gift.

Sandy said...

I too have been watching for the first "red" leaf... but the shot I took also included the abrasive red sign of a commercial enterprise, so I didn't put it on my blog. Now I'm much farther south for a couple of weeks where the desert landscape is blooming with recent rains!!!

Sky said...

beautiful, indeed. i love the deep reds in autumn. great shots here, tabor. i hope you will post some great east coast "autumn leaves" shots in the next few weeks. autumn is the one of the few things i miss about the east coast. we just don't have the quantity of deciduous trees here with all our firs. those drives along the blue ridge parkway and through the smokies were so colorful and gorgeous.