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Like Emerson, I believe that each season has its own particular beauty. But if I had to pick my favorite, it would be autumn, and it has been for most of my life. As a very little girl living in the tropics, I didn’t know about the changing of the leaves and the cooling of the temperature, so when I moved to Canada, a whole new world opened up.
In summer, we revel in a riot of colour from flowers. In the fall, the gardens and orchards surrender up their bounty and not only can we marvel at the vibrant colours of the fresh vegetables and fruit they yield, but we can also savour their wondrous tastes and textures as we nourish ourselves.
I love to prepare fresh produce simply to let the flavours take centre stage. So in the last while, we’ve been enjoying roasted carrots, steamed beets, cabbage slaw and soup made with roasted tomatoes — all from our garden.
At the beginning of the summer, we planted an apple tree, which is espaliered* up our lattice beside our deck. It is still young, so there won’t be bushels of apples yet, so a visit to the local orchard took care of our yearnings for that tart, crunchy fruit. We also planted a crabapple that won’t be bearing for a while, so we’ll have to make jelly with fruit we buy.
The air is getting crisp and the leaves are already changing colour, so I better get out there with my camera to capture more of this season’s unique gifts. What’s your favorite thing about the fall?
*Espalier is a technique for growing a tree against a flat surface, supported by a framework of lattice.
39 thoughts on “Autumn’s particular beauty…”
Yay to roasted vegetables! I just tried roasted cabbage. Really nice.
You express it so beautifully Diane. Thanks for your kind comments. See you on your blog…
Another autumn lover!
Join the autumn loving club! Thanks for dropping by!
I know the fruit belt well and you can grow so many luscious fruits and veggies there. You will have an ongoing feast! Thanks for dropping by and commenting…
Yes, we’re all at the mercy of the weather. We had so little rain that we had a water ban here…
Have fun with your camera!
It’s a pleasure to share with Photo Art Friday. Great initiative!
We’re fortunate now to have the space for a big garden. And we’re really loving it.
Pretty simple, but pretty good!
I agree about the textures. They do seem to complement the season.
Thanks for your sweet comment and mentioning me on your blog. What a nice surprise! I really enjoy your blog.
Autumn is inspiring…thanks!
Everything tastes so much better form the garden! Thanks for your comments.
I enjoy the pics of your culinary creations too!
Thanks so much. I never get tired of them…
There are so many fall lovers among us…and we’re having a blast!
That is so great to hear! All the best with the birthing process…
You have such beautiful photo’s in your post. Autumn is my favourite season, I just adore the colours. I really really love the hay roll
Beautiful images of fall in Canada! I think the first one is my favourite – I love seeing the rolls of hay in the fields.
Oh dear, I forget that my ‘icon’ thingy doesn’t take you to my new online home. So you know who I am: http://www.dianeschuller.com/blog. Cheers.
I too love autumn. I love the intensity and warmth of the light, the smells, the colours, and the advancing cool evenings. Having grown up gardening, the bounty from the garden at this time of year is like a jackpot of flavours. We roast a lot of our vegetables, I used to can them but now we simply devour them as they’re fresh. Friends gift us apples and I’ll do a post next week on that. I really enjoyed this lovely post. Happy weekend.
wonderful pictures! the roasted carrots look so yummy and so perfect for a Fall dinner.
This was such a treat. I just love the seeing Hay rolled up like that, so cool looking.
Also loved the Apple photo with the texture and oh my those carrots look delicious.
oh this is so wondrous!! I love your Sparks of Grace, too, and was so glad to BE introduced to them and YOU today… you have given me a wonderful insight for an idea I have been in the process of birthing. thank you so much for that.
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Beautiful autumn photos. I really like the hay field.
I meant to leave a comment when I passed this way yesterday, but in any case couldn’t resist coming back for another look. Autumn is the finest of seasons and your gorgeous photos have captured it in all its beauty.
Beautiful sights of fall. The glazed carrots just made my mouth water. Valerie.
this festival of harvest is pure celebration and the use of the textures adds wistfulness to the season Very lovely.
Oh! They all look delicious, nothing tastes better than home grown, beautiful images of your prize produce 🙂
Simple the beauty of aging 🙂 I love autumn too!
Love Autumn. All the colors in your photos say “I Love Fall”. Love the texture on the apple photo.
Your words and images are truly inspiring! Thank you for sharing them with Photo Art Friday. I, too, like the apples with the texture.
Like you, I group up in tropical weather,,,Autumn was just a word until I experienced it in the US…yes, it has also become my favorite season and now that I am knee deep into my photography I will capture so much more than last year…your carrots look divine 🙂
Beautiful your carrots look gorgeous, unfortunately we had such a poor Summer that we have very few apples on our tree….
Wonderful pictures of autumn’s bounty – especially the apples with the texture. I’m looking forward to having my own garden next spring here in the fruit belt.