Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Canal in Autumn



This year's autumn colours were amazing - I don't remember ever having seen anything like it in this area. I imagine it was something to do with the weather - just the right amount of rain at the right time, just the right temperatures.... something like that.


But it was so beautiful, that one day we walked down the canal just to take some photos...



Most of the trees here turn yellow or brown - there are very few reds ...



Just a few ornamental maples that have been planted, and then this hydrangea that was peeking through the undergrowth...


The Virginia Creeper looked as if it knew it should be red, but was trying desperately to blend in with its surroundings..


And with yellows and browns like these around, who could blame it?


These aren't leaves, but seeds, sycamore type. Thousands and thousands of them.


We walked for a couple of hours...


And by the time we got back, it was almost dark.


10 comments:

Barbee' said...

Sue, those are gorgeous photos! What amazing color this year! It is almost too much for the soul to bear. Spring is sweet in all her pastels, but Autumn wears such rich colors.

rohrerbot said...

Lovely photos. What an interesting thing to have a canal so nearby!

Alistair said...

Even with a balcony and no garden,plants as you have proven can still fascinate,and also living in Milan, wow. Congratulations on having the best balcony garden. Alistair

carolynsshadegardens.com said...

I wish I could walk down a canal in Italy, not to mention eat the food. Great post, Carolyn

Jan said...

Some beautiful photos! I really miss the autumn colours.

Mark Willis said...

Hi Sue; Thanks for visiting my blog! Hope to correspond with you some more... So why is it that Italy produces no reds in amongst its Autumn colours then?
What veg have you got growing on your balcony?

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

This is my first time to your blog and you have really pretty images. I really like the canal photos and it looks like a beautiful place to live. You fall color is stunning too.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Sue, thank you for a very pleasant walk and lovely autumn colors. The last picture is amazing!

Meredehuit ♥ said...

That last picture is so inviting, Sue. What a beautiful place to live.

Green thumb said...

It must be an invigorating experience to walk with such colorful magnificence all around: you live in a beautiful world.

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