Up, Down, Back, and Around

I look up.

I look down.

I look back.

And I look all around.

Alberta doesn’t get the same range of fall colours that make Central and Eastern Canada so lovely at this time of year, but sometimes one colour is enough.

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10 Responses to Up, Down, Back, and Around

  1. barbara carlson says:

    On the third one you got me at trees over the road. Sublime.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Barbara – 🙂 Trees that large are rare in Calgary (anywhere in Alberta, I guess) and are found only in the older areas of the city. It was that view that got me started.

  2. I am amazed that merely looking at the photos I have a sense of levitation and floating through this golden paradise. The reflections are unfathomable like some oriental silk designs but not less lovely for that drift towards abstraction. The branches of the great trees appear to be bearing a burden of gold almost too heavy to support until you remember that flake by flake it will flutter and fall away.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Laurna – I guess all seasons are transient, but somehow autumn’s beauty seems more so – or more poignant.

  3. Jim Taylor says:

    Good timing on your visit to Edmonton. I recall the leaves falling earlier than this. Here in the Okanagan, leaves are hanging onto their twigs tenaciously still — more greens than yellows, and very few reds.
    Jim T

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Jim T – This view was actually Calgary, but the timing point holds. I was surprised to see a fair representation of orange leaves in newer parts of the City: columnar aspens, which were new to me altogether and especially as trees grown in Calgary.

  4. Tom Watson says:

    Beautiful photos, Isabel.
    Glad you’re enjoying western nature at its finest.

  5. Mary Gibson says:

    These are beautiful photos!

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