November tends to be damp, gray and dreary here on the west coast, so it’s a month I never anticipate with pleasure. Right now, with the darkness closing in earlier each day and that dreaded month fast approaching, I’m starting to crave a bit of extra light and colour.
Thankfully, our Hardy kiwis and Bigleaf maples are managing to brighten up their respective corners of our yard – along with my spirits.
We don’t get the glorious spectrum of autumn colours here that you’ll find back east, but our west coast deciduous trees and garden vines know a thing or two about yellow. It’s a colour with a surprisingly wide range of hues – my online dictionary lists over 30 shades of yellow. And at this time of year, that cheerful palette is exactly what I need.
If you are on Gabriola Island this weekend, be sure to catch the Gabriola Photography Club’s annual Fall Show & Sale: Sunday, November 1, at the Rollo Centre, 12 noon to 4 pm. See you there!
sorry I wasn’t able to be there. I certainly appreciate your perspective
No worries, Diane. Thanks for the kind words. I appreciate yours as well!
Beautiful image as always, Laurie. 🙂 We don’t get many yellows here. I just mentioned that to my husband the other day. We have a lot of reds and oranges, but yellow is scarce.
Interesting – so often when you write about your place, it’s as if you were writing about ours, they sound so similar! But in fall colours / colors, definitely different. 🙂 Thanks for your kind words, Robin – good to hear from you.
Stunning photos as ever Laurie. Well done! Fred
Thanks Fred! Glad you enjoy them (as I do yours).