Autumn in the Garden


I have discovered a fascination with macro photography.  This is when you take pictures of small things up close.  Instead of photographing a tree, a macro shot might focus on one of its leaves.  While fall is a season of decline, it does not express itself with a lessening of intensity.  Above is one of our Pacific Northwest natives, the Vine Maple (Acer circinatum).  Enjoy this album of some of the autumn colors in my garden.

Eastern Dogwood (Cornus florida)


Giant Feather Grass (Stipa gigantea)


Vine Maple (Acer circinatum)


Coral Bark Japanese Maple 'Sango Kaku' (Acer palmatum)


Japanese Maple 'Osakazuki' (Acer palmatum)



For shade-loving Hostas, this time of year means "Hosta la vista."  They die back and disappear completely.  We won't see them again until around April.


Japanese Maple 'Katsura' (Acer palmatum)


Japanese Maple 'Emperor I' (Acer palmatum)


Vine Maple (Acer circinatum)


Eastern Dogwood (Cornus florida)


Coral Bark Japanese Maple 'Sango Kaku' (Acer palmatum)


Japanese Maple 'Katsura' (Acer palmatum)



Weather Statistics for October, 2011

TemperatureHigh 65.2° FLow 38.5° FMean 50.4° F
Rainfall1.66 inches
WindHigh 25 mphAverage 1.2 mphDom Dir SW

Observed at South Fidalgo Island (See Climate page for complete climatological data)


Comments

  1. Hi Dave what a wonderful presentation of close-ups of fall colors. Macro do give you a whole different perspective in sharing the beauty around you. Very nice. Hope you are enjoying the wonderul fall weather. It's been just great at my place but tonight forcast is for -11 celcius so it will be getting darn cold. But mostly the days have been sunny. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. My husband loves the Macro setting.
    Your photos are gorgeous. It is good to stop and appreciate how things look close up!!!

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  3. Oh...you're making me jealous again! You've got wonderful colors there right now and your new lens captures them beautifully. I just can't get enough of those delicate Japanese maple leaves.

    It finally got "cold" here so the trees are starting to change. Nothing like up your way though...Enjoy the week.

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  4. wonderful colors! to someone living in the tropics, it looks as if the leaves have been painted!

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  5. And to think only the chameleon changes colours!!!

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  6. Gorgeous! There's not much color change to speak of in north TX, so these are quite welcome.

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