Thursday, September 04, 2008

Homage To Canada's Fall Foliage

Who Mixes These Colours For Us Mortals?

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


Having spent six days here in gold rush country, covering 1900 kilometres in that time, at the invitation of Yukon Tourism, I was lucky to be here as the fall colours started to dominate the landscape.


On the first three days, we drove past strong yellows and greens, but by the last couple of days, we were blessed with rich russets dotted across this beautiful landscape. There was no end to the array of photo opportunities for anyone in quest of striking colours.

But just to make sure I didn't miss out on "normal" colours of the local flora, there were still plenty of green leaves to catch my attention as well.

25 comments:

leslie said...

Fall comes earlier the further north you go in Canada. Here in "Lotusland" we don't see the change of colours until October if we're lucky. But once it starts, it's beautiful! There's nothing like a crisp, sunny autumn day - my favourite time of year. Welcome home! :)

Mushy said...

I'm having trouble leaving comments, although they may be getting posted, but I do get emails telling me the pot is full!

Never did hear if you had a Sourtoe!

Love the colors in these shots...really nice!

Maddy said...

Ooo I can't think about Fall yet, it's still 93 degrees of summer around here.
Cheers

Maggie May said...

Beautiful clear colours.

Lee said...

Those are gorgeous, David. I love fall colors and you've captures exquisite examples. Have you seen any reflections of them in water? That's a very nice perspective. I'd love to see the Yukon's rivers, creeks and ponds.

Cheers!

Suldog said...

We'll get those lovely colors here in New England in another four or five weeks. It is, by far, my favorite time of the year. Thanks for the preview, David.

Kathryn said...

The only reason I am not curled up in the fetal position, sobbing and moaning, as summer ends is because of that color. I do like fall.
Gorgeous shots.

Colin Campbell said...

I used to spend time in Vermont and the fall was glorious. I have not seen the range of colours that you get there anywhere else.

CrazyCath said...

I think they have to be some of the brightest reds I have ever seen in autumn leaves. Beautiful.

willow said...

Oh, those are gorgeous fall colors! God's autumn palet is amazing, isn't it?

Jeff B said...

I just started writing a story and used the line, "...the amber and gold hues had already begun to dot the landscape."

Talk about a small world. It is just around the corner for us too.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Stunning colors!

lime said...

oh our colors were so dull last year. i really hope this fall they are more vibrant again. it's my favorite season! love those leaves!

Louise said...

Terrific photography of beautiful leaves. Hard to imagine so much color at this time, but then you're pretty far north!

Lew said...

Beautiful fall photos. I have enjoyed your posts throughout your trip to the Yukon. Thanks for sharing.

Cuckoo said...

David,
Not able to send you e-mail. Am trying since quite sometime. Your inbox is full !! Kindly clean it.

Thanks.

Aggie said...

Lovely ... not unlike Arrowtown in New Zealand though. I'll be visiting there soon.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

Autumn in Montreal as a kid was lovely...the colours stunning... waves of leaves to run through in the garden and if l stood under the trees iwould snowleaves...fab memory you evoked with your images, thanks

Baino said...

I have a beautiful photograph sent to me by a friend from Greenville Carolina of autumn trees reflected in the most still of lakes. I love it. I's one of those "I want to be in that picture" shots. Sad that we only see the colours of Autumn in Australia in a few perfect places . . Canberra and Bright come to mind!

A Cuban In London said...

The answer is:

Mother Nature, David, Mother Nature!

And it's my privilege to come to your blog every now and then and be presented with these amazing photos.

Greetings from London.

RiverPoet said...

I love the changing of the seasons and the beautiful fall leaves. You captured some fabulous colors there, my friend.

peace - D

Deb said...

I agree with other comments that I am not ready to say good-bye to summer but how can one not appreciate the colors of autumn. The colors and the smells of autumn help to soften the blow that summer is leaving for a while. Enjoy the day.

Sandi McBride said...

The fall colors are spectacular in the Mountains here in North and South Carolina, too...but the most wonderful I've ever seen was in Vermont...I was 15...I still have that image burned into my memory...you're having a wonderful working trip so far...glad you're staying out of the Bear's dens...
Sandi

Carol said...

I LOVE fall!! I can't wait.

I found it hard to scroll down the page away from those gorgeous reds and oranges. Hurry, fall!!

womaninawindow said...

That question itself is one to ponder.