There’s no better time for a walk in a Canadian forest than autumn. Hamlin Grange, whose gorgeous photos of nature and gardens grace the pages of Twigs in My Hair, shares these pictures of a recent walk in the woods.
Photos may not be used without his written permission.
Most of the trees here are maples – of course! The maple leaf is the symbol on our national flag, we get delicious syrup from the sugar maple, and we use maple wood in furniture and flooring.
You’ll find a few birches, poplars and other kinds of trees in these woods too – the kind whose bark is best for carving initials and love notes.
But through slopes and gullies, by rocks or roots, maples abound.
24 thoughts on “Scenes from a Forest in Autumn”
Lovely photos and tour of your maple filled forest. I love maple trees and their brilliant color displays in autumn. Thank you Cynthia and Hamlin.
They’re very beautiful trees! We have many here too and I look forward to seeing their beautiful colors each year.
I enjoyed the autumn photographs, particuarly the carpet of maple leaves. Our maples were particularly brilliant this year.
I love walking in a forest of fallen leaves – the sound, smell and sight.
A maple forest is a beautiful, magical place, especially in autumn. Filtered angled light, fiery colors, and the crunching sound of footsteps stirring up the sweet scent of the season’s spent leaves on the forest floor. I thoroughly enjoyed all these photos, Cynthia and Hamlin!
We’re so glad, Lavinia! Hamlin has many evocative images from that walk. We chose those photos to allow the reader/viewer to experience the forest, rather than being told about it. From your beautiful response, it worked! Thank you!
Love those … and that gorgeous golden light. It’s like a breath of fresh air.
Your beautiful photos bring back many memories of northern forests. I can imagine the smells and the sound of walking through the leaves.
I’m so glad. I felt much the same and deliberately kept the text minimal, so the viewer could see and imagine her/himself in the forest — seeing, hearing, smelling, experiencing.
I used to wallow in the fallen leaves using the kids as excuse to take delight in the scent and the pure joy of being. Thanks for bringing back those wonderful memories in this post.
Gorgeous photos Cynthia. Our beautiful Maple Leafs 🙂
Beautiful stunning pictures 🤩❤️
My sort of place! Just delightful … wonderful photos thanks Hamlin 🙂
Fabulous colours Cynthia. The maple is definitely one of the most majestic trees of autumn.
Splendor of he Canadian forest in autumn.
Thanks for sharing, Cynthia.
Nothing like a little forest bathing to lift the spirits, Cynthia! So glad you’re getting out and about . . .
Hamlin has such an eye for a good photo! These are beautiful pictures of your woodland walk!
Ahh… Such colors! I especially liked the photo of brilliant leaves covering the forest floor ANd the photo of tree roots (all connecting tree to tree…) Hurrah for forest bathing!
beautiful, fascinating photos which we can a music melody and colors.
I love those freshly laid carpets of leaves
Thanks for sharing Hamlin’s beautiful photos and taking me for a walk with you. It was perfect and everything an autumn walk should be.