Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Autumnal Equinox or As the World Turns

Ruth of synch-ro-ni-zing inspired me with her nod to Fall today, so here's mine.

Lonely summer chair by the edge of a pond as Fall settles in.

Blue skies dramatize the changing colors of Fall leaves and the bleaching of the barn wood as it decomposes back into the earth.

Bright orange pumpkins, a sure sign Fall is here and Halloween is just around the corner.  After that, pumpkin pies!

Is anything more beautiful than the deepest reds of Autumn?  Those years when red is not plentiful lack the richness I've come to expect of this New England season.

Abandoned cars of an old railway grace the empty tracks bordering a stand of slowly yellowing trees.

Orange, my second favorite Autumn color.  Trees stand out when their colors change.  You can see their magnificent shapes as they reach to the sky.

View of a bridge, the 4th Iron Trestle, spanning the Saco River. 

Nature's first green is gold
Her hardest hue to hold
Her early leaf's a flower
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf
So Eden sank to grief
So dawn turns into day
Nothing gold can stay.

Robert Frost

All photos by Cole Scott Photography. 



Brian Miller said...

ruth is all over the place today...she had an interview at bonnie's i just read...

lovely...autumn is my favorite season and your words and gorgeous pics hit just the spot...

Marguerite said...

Gorgeous photos and lovely poem! We're still in the 90's, so summer continues, here. Enjoy!

Kate Hanley said...

I Can't Wait for Fall now! I was up in Vermont a few weeks ago and the leaves were just starting to turn. I wish I could see them now.

ratatouille's archives said...

Hi! C.G.,
The photographs are very...beautiful!
(The poem by Frost and the description by each photograph is very interesting too!)

[PostScript: After viewing your photographs I can almost "feel" the season changing.]

Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

Nancy said...

You are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful place in the autumn. These pictures are stunning.

Jinksy said...

So glad I happened upon these delightful clour photos, so rich and vibrant. Thank you!

Coffee Messiah said...

The RR tracks and barn are my favorites.

I remember the RR tracks from last year.


April J. Ellington said...

If I could be the embodiment of any one season, it would Fall.

These pictures are gorgeous; so much so, I wish I could partake of them beyond the sense of sight. I'd kill
to taste them.

The taste of Fall... I wonder...