Friday, November 05, 2010

Feeling Red

We had a long, hot, dry, crackly summer in my county. The result is usually a brown and crackly fall. But we have been blessed with more than 6 inches of rain in September through October and the colors of our fall have been awesome. The kind of awesome that means long walks in the woods, the awesome that inspires lovers and poets and it makes up for the hellish month of July.

We have had a pallette of reds that inspire.


Orange

Peachy


Pumpkin
Rose

Coral

Wine

Undecided

Of course on your monitor depending on its settings and your mood they can look like lipstick, chile powder, paprika, or even rust!

22 comments:

Eric Alder said...

Loved "Undecided" - transitory leaves are so cool! Nice shots, Tabor!

Brian Miller said...

coral and undecided are my favs....beautiful captures...

Bagman and Butler said...

As an ex-New Englander living in the South, I really really appreciate you fall shots!

Dave King said...

Yup, we (Doreen and I) were only saying the other day that the colours were as good as we can recall, but now the wind has ravaged them rather.

Leah J. Utas said...

Those are beautiful. I loved "Undecided."

ellen abbott said...

I think I like that last picture best.

Jean said...

Oh, such lovely colors. I miss the fall leave changing time. Thanks for sharing it with me.

Hilary said...

Gotta love that undecided. Beautiful captures.

One Woman's Journey said...

Beautiful colors - I seem to have mostly gold colors in my Southern woods.

bob said...

Are those some sassafras leaves I see? Wonderful colors! We don't get much of it down here - the pecan leaves quickly turn flaming brown, and the live oaks don't even lose their leaves this time of year.

So thanks for the fall tidbits I've been missing.

Bossy Betty said...

Oh, paprika! That's brilliant!

Pauline said...

way cool!

Celia said...

Beautiful, like flames! Mother nature just keeps on giving.

Deborah Carr said...

This fall was decidedly the most beautiful I have witnessed in years.

Scarlet Ily said...

Those colors are amazing! This is what autumn is all about. Can you bottle all that and mail it to my attention in Miami?

Rachel Cotterill said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous. I love all the autumn colours :)

Maggie said...

Those colors halt me with their power.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Wonderful colours . Lovely fall indeed!

Angie said...

Beautiful photos, Tabor!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, I love the REDS of Autumn the most... You captured many of them... WOW!!!!!! The yellows and golds are pretty--but the reds jump out at me.
Hugs,
Betsy

Robert V. Sobczak said...

They are the best days up on The Continent. Funny how the change is never the same one year to the next.

Kerri said...

Gorgeous colors no matter what we call them. Beautiful photos, all. I love the shapes too.
Glad you're having such a glorious fall and good rains - a nice consolation prize after the long, hot, dry summer.