Their Last Days

A week shy of Thanksgiving, the fall colours in the Ottawa Valley are just starting, but what a start.

They’re smooth and lumpy.

They’re partial and complete.

They’re near and far.

They’re expected and un.

They’re many and one.

And they’re just starting.

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17 Responses to Their Last Days

  1. Ralph Gibson says:

    Spectacular !

  2. Mary Gibson says:

    Beautiful pics!!

  3. Ken from Kenora says:

    Beautiful colours Isabel. I love the Fall.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Ken – Thank you. Me too. (Although I guess “me two” would also work in a “and baby makes three” sort of way.)

  4. Beautiful colours and beautiful photos! Our walking group on Friday went to Springbank to stroll through the fall colours, as you note, some plants fully changed, some summer green, and every shade inbetween.

  5. barbara carlson says:

    thank you for not Photoshopping the colours like so many photogs do — saturating the colours.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Barbara – 🙂 I do tweak the contrast sometimes and the exposure, but try to keep them looking natural.

  6. For a few days, we walk and ride in glory. Whatever one’s woes, it is impossible to resist their uplifting response to the onset of winter. All of this may be why my favourite colours are orange, lemon, and crimson. Yet, when I come in from the brisk air and blazing colours, I have a strong urge to hibernate.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Laurna – I do wonder how much of our emotional reactions to the seasons stems from their associated survival cues in our evolutionary past. Of course, the cues (& seasons!) would have been markedly different in Africa . . .

  7. Tom Watson says:

    Love the fall colours. You’ve captured them so well.

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