Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The Colours Of Autumn

Today I begin a series on autumn colours in Ottawa. It's been a slow season for change this year. Some trees already get started in late August, as is the case with these two shots in Dundonald Park, close to home for me.

One day in mid-September I went out to the Portage Bridge for my twice a month shots of the Ottawa River. Heading back, these colours caught my eye. Parliament Hill can be seen in the distance.

Another tree that can be counted on to start changing early is close to Dundonald Park in Centretown, outside this house.

A couple of days later, I took this morning shot in Dundonald Park.

And when I went through Gatineau and photographed in the park outside City Hall, these colours drew my attention.

A short walk away at the Canadian Museum of History, the grasses in the terrace pathways were turning a golden shade in the early fall conditions.

Towards month's end, I was in Westboro and fall colours in the neighbourhood were starting to show.

This is at All Saints Anglican Church in the neighbourhood.

And this last shot is also from the end of the month. I was on the Bank Street Bridge looking east and taking in some of the early colours around the Canal.


  1. Some nice shots of the first autumn colours.
    Because September and October were quite warm, the autumn colours are just coming here now.

  2. Yes autumn is full of colours, here too!

  3. It's nice to see them just as they are beginning to change,

  4. Pretty Autumn trees and colors. I like the view of the river!
    Take care, have a great day!

  5. @italiafinlandia: thank you.

    @Jan: it's been an odd year here.

    @Marianne: it took awhile.

    @David: I certainly do.

    @Stefan: very much so.

    @fun60: that it is.

    @Eileen: thanks.

  6. You certainly keep track of your photos to go from August to the end of September.

  7. Beautiful. Slowly we get yellow in the mix.

  8. ...on this rainy day the blue sky looks mighty good.

  9. Thanks for sharing the great colors you have in your community. :-)

  10. Great to step back to early fall. I know your leaf colors changed before ours, and so am appreciating the gradual autumn progression with you again.

  11. I have to get out of the city to see more autumnal colours...

  12. It hasn't been a great year for colour here - lots of dull brown rather than nice reds.

  13. We're very late with color here. It's nice to see yours.

  14. I love seeing the changing colors.

  15. Great cloud shot in the Westboro area shot. I know I'm supposed to pay attention to fall colors but I couldn't ignore the clouds.

  16. @Anvilcloud: it helps that they're all time stamped when I set up posts.

    @Iris: some yellows here too.

    @Tom: a rainy day here too.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @DJan: you're welcome.

    @Barbara: more to come.

  17. @Catarina: countryside is best.

    @RedPat: it isn't a year for bright colours. I may be taking my last shots for the year this week.

    @Jeanie: usually our peak is early October.

    @Sandi: that it is.

    @Sharon: so do I.

    @Red: dramatic clouds appeal to me.

  18. Autumn is looking good with all the colours.

  19. Herbstbiler mit schönen Farben.


  20. Been slow to change here in MA ~ now we have N'orester going on which will wipe out many leaves ~ ^_^

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  21. I love the colors of fall. A lot of our leaves came down today with all the rain and wind.

  22. @Bill: indeed.

    @Noke: thank you.

    @Marleen: it is a good season.

    @Carol: as is often the case.

    @happyone: we had rain today.

  23. Great pix William. Is it my imagination or have the colours changed later this year? We are getting a lot of rain now and it was miserable today - high winds and cold and damp. Maybe all the rain has confused the plants. I have crocuses coming out right now!

  24. All lovely shots especially the last one! Autumn is arriving in some but still more to come!