Saturday, 12 December 2015

Add a splash of sunlight.



Canada (and elsewhere) is renowned for colourful Autumnal colours, and you'd be forgiven for thinking that the above comes from such a country.

In fact it's an ordinary Oak tree with yellowing leaves, caught by the early morning sunlight.


These Pine trees are much the same. Normally their trunks are a dark purple-ish brown, but under the influence of sunrise they become bright red.

This reddening effect is common at this time of year, and never fails to amaze me.

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36 comments:

  1. It is beautiful indeed. here most of the pine trees are falling down after some years because their roots are not strong and deep enough.

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    1. That happens here too Yael. In strong winds it's best not to walk in the woods.

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  2. The light at this time of year can be amazing. There's just not enough hours of it!

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    1. These colours last for about 10 mins.

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    2. Will have to go to the green nearby at the break of day to catch.

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  3. Lovely photos - and autumnal tints. How elegant your pine trees are - they would make a nice subject for a painting. The pine trees here are dense and obscure any view, even if they do provide welcome shade in summer. Across the valley from us are a range of hills that catch the rising sun, and on occasions look just like Ayers Rock !

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    1. These Pines have recently been cleared of surrounding Chestnut trees, so they stand out more. Usually they would be in the midst of woodland.

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  4. Amazing what a little sun can do. Oak trees seem to be the last ones to drop their leaves.

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    1. They're very late here this year. And I still have one Apple tree that's covered.

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  5. I've never been able to capture that amazing redness with the camera, always disappointed when the image doesn't match what I see. Missing those views.

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    1. The above was two days ago, but it was the same again this morning.

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  6. Those pines are glorious. (Thanks for lifting my mood)
    Gill

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  7. Instant Van Gogh. Don't you feel like you're in on some beautiful secret when you see a sunrise or sunset like that? Nice pics.

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    1. It shocks me; it's just so amazing, almost surreal.

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  8. It is such a beautiful time of year isn't it Cro ..... the light is so different. Pretty much all of the leaves have gone here..... Autumn is a thing of the past and Winter has set in although, it is quite mild. I went to Cambridge yesterday and walked around without a coat on !!
    Lovely photographs Cro and a beautiful place to live. XXXX

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    1. It's beautiful sunshine here today.... coolish but no coats or gloves. I envy you going to Cambridge, having been at school nearby I have great memories of the town.

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    2. I was with my daughter and said to her how lucky we are to just ' pop in ' to Cambridge..... people come from all over the world to visit Cambridge and we are just half an hour away and can go often { like Rachel }. My brother-in-law did his Phd there so we know it quite well. XXXX

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    3. My oldest goes quite often too (even though he was at Uni in Oxford)

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  9. I like the red trunks on the Pines. Crazy!

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  10. How grateful I would be for a bit of that sunlight Cro - we have several inches of snow here and it has been snowing all day. It is now freezing hard.

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    1. We've been having cool nights/mornings, but with lovely sunshine during the days.

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  11. The world truly is a beautiful place isn't it?.

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  12. One thing that artists and photographers come to appreciate very much is light and the changes through the day and the seasons. Your photos were very striking .

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