Early in October, I wished aloud for the leaves to stay on the trees ‘for a couple weeks longer this autumn’, and this morning I realized my wish.
It’s a grey day but you wouldn’t know it. Not when the trees themselves seem to glow with their own sunshine.
No matter which window we look through, the woods are golden.
Reader beware: Hamlin Grange didn’t take any of these photos, so they are below his standards — sorry!
As Hamlin often asks,“What is the focal point of these photos, Cynthia?” And as I always reply, “Focal point? What’s that?“
I have to remind him that there’s a reason I failed photography in journalism school. But never mind the photography or lack thereof. Aren’t these trees a sight for sore eyes?
Yes, those are orchids inside on the window sill. It never occurred to me to move them out of the way!
With apologies to Hamlin.
59 thoughts on “Golden Woods”
Thank you, beautiful fall foliage regardless of focal points and a treat for me as I see virtually none here.
Glad you like!
These are beautiful photos!
Thanks for sharing your lovely appreciation for autumn colors and your humor over Hamlin’s disappointment. 🙂
You have captured your beautiful trees perfectly. Enjoy the colours while they last.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful color, Cynthia. All of our trees are still brown.
Oh dear. Brown.
I don’t see anything wrong with those photos. With foliage as colorful as that is it’s hard to mess it up!
Absolutely beautiful. ❤️
Thank you, Joanne.
Beautiful color in your neighborhood, and the orchids fit right in. 🙂
Glad to hear that. Hamlin saw that picture and said he likes it!
Golden goodness every which way! And for those of us refusing bi-focals and trying to get by with 3 different pairs of glasses, focal points can be many, varied, and, sometimes, completely lost in the mist. 🙂
Haha. Made me grin. Is it true the royal couple came to your house for tea? Tee hee.
Completely true, almost, not quite, but it was as good as….
I think your photos are lovely Cynthia, how wonderful to be surrounded by all this golden beauty.
Thank you! I have a wealth of gold.
Autumn is nature at it’s finest! Thanks for sharing your photos!
And I thank you. We are wealthy in gold at present.
You caught the colour well
Thanks, Derrick. I’m pleased.
Your photos are just fine. The golden leaves remind me of when I lived in New England. We may get a bit of color in December, although most of it is brown.
Thanks. People often describe our maple trees as being gold or red and even orange, but this October I noticed that a salmon shade or apricot is there too. Sorry you only have brown, but you have great weather!
And flowers in the winter. There is always a trade off.
Gorgeous. Hope those golden pictures help when winters’ days are darkest.
I should have huge pictures of golden trees on my walls!
Those yellow leaves do indeed brighten the gloomiest day. Lovely, lovely!
Beautiful photos! My favourite season too. Focal point? Hmmm. I think I am the only photographer that makes the leaning Tower of Pisa looks perfectly straight.
Haha. You made me grin! I just usually cut off people’s heads in photos, as I’m often using just my one arm to focus and ‘click’.
Very beautiful shots of Autumn colours.
The orchids were a nice surprise! Your photos are beautiful! I envy you your fall beauty – we have not of it around here so thanks for sharing your lovely leaves.
Glad to share via images, Jo Nell! I keep pinching myself in gratitude, and wish I could put a huge photo of these golden trees in front of all my windows this winter!
Gorgeous photos of the beautiful trees outside your windows. How lucky are you!
We are lucky indeed, Clare! Do you have trees that change to those colours?
We don’t have many mature trees in our garden and those that are can’t be seen easily from the house. We do usually get golds, yellows and oranges in our leaf colour but this year hasn’t been so good – mainly brown.
I’ve heard other people say that. I don’t know why some trees have gone straight to brown.
We had very little rain this summer and I think our leaves were just too dry. We had plenty of sunshine! I have no idea if that is the reason.
We’ve had a lot of rain this fall and I’ve been noticing how gorgeous the trees are, even on those rainy days–it’s like they give us tree-made sunshine. And yet when I did my autumn photos post, I only showed sunny days. I’m glad you made this point about the beauty of fall in all weather!
You did a wonderful job of capturing the fall beauty around your home. Fall is always a peaceful, reflective time to me and I do believe it’s because I am connected to the earth and all the beauty fall offers without having to “work” for it like we do in the summer.
What a lovely reply. And I never thought of that — having all that beauty before first working for it.
Gorgeous! I love the golds, reds and oranges. My red maple turned both red and orange this year–a pleasant surprise!
They are lovely photos, Cynthia.
Thank you, Kev. Great to hear from you!
You too. 🙂
Some photos are meant to be art, some to be reminders of the beauty we once enjoyed. Nice touch adding the orchids in the foreground. ;)) It’s warmer than usual this autumn. Our leaves are not turning either.
Beautiful Cynthia, they do give us a light all of their own.
I think, when we share photographs on our blogs, that they are not necessarily meant to be art … but shares. If they’re fabulous photos, too, so much the better – a bonus!! The gold colors are lovely.
Wonderful photos! Autumn has the best colors!
Those are beautiful autumn photos, Cynthia. What a gorgeous view from your home! Trees do seem to shine with an inner light in autumn, especially the eastern larch, Larix laricina. They glow like candles in the early evening light.
Your photos look just fine, Cynthia. (grin) How can you go wrong with fall foliage? –Curt
Who needs a focal point when you are sharing the glorious colors of fall.
Thanks, Karen! Wishing you a lovely week.
Such beautiful orchids … and these are wonderful images Cynthia 🙂 I adore the hues of autumn
Me too, Julie.
That purple is so beautiful. One of my favorite colors. 🙂
Oh yes, those leaves are beautiful! And, they really *do* brighten up the gray sky. A beautiful way to end October…