Fall Fantasy

Thanks Ellen of The Happy Wonderer for the link to the Round Robin Photo Challenge’s current theme: The End of Summer.  Here are the scenes of the onset of fall in southern Alberta.  This is the time where we see golden colours and enjoy fresh and crisp autumn air.

The weather has been just wonderful this past week.  Getting 26° C (79° F) in October is a rare treat for us here.  To capture fall in its glorious form, I was planning to drive 90 minutes to Banff National Park yesterday.  But just a stone throw away from my home, I saw these views, beauty so close by that I’ve been oblivious to … Banff can wait.  Let me spend some time in my own backyard.  I know it won’t last.

Photos taken by Arti of Ripple Effects https://rippleeffects.wordpress.com

October 2008.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  DO NOT COPY.

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Arti

If she’s not birding by the Pond, Arti’s likely watching a movie, reading, or writing a review. Bylines in Asian American Press, Vague Visages, Curator Magazine.

16 thoughts on “Fall Fantasy”

  1. Shari, Glo:

    I think you two are probably neighbors, at least in the same province. Should come visit Alberta one of these days, less rain, clear blue sky, and especially in the fall, crisp and fresh mountain air. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

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  2. Beautiful foliage of Alberta….so envious of you Arti.
    You do have a sharp eye for photo…….I can just feel the crisp, fresh air of the Fall.

    I am currently in Karlsruhe, just north of Frankfurt, chilly fall is in the air with light rain. Not the most appropriate weather for taking pic. Yesterday I visited Heidelberg, an ancient town with an old old castle.

    Thanks for taking us through the fall fantasy of your area….keep the nice pics coming Arti.

    Wow Molly Mavis, I wouldn’t mind trading places with you… visiting old castles in Heidelberg, Germany. Have fun traveling and you can always come by Alberta in your next trip!

    Arti

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  3. Now this is truly some amazing autumn color happening in your neck of the woods! Fabulous…

    Thanks Ellen for introducing me to the Round Robin Challenges site. It’s certainly something that I’d like to explore more in the future.

    Arti

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  4. Your trees are just gorgeous, Arti! I came across a Banff National Park webcam yesterday. Just Google Banff and I’m sure you’ll find it. If you don’t I will have the link listed in my post for Manic Monday. Happy Autumn!

    Thanks for stopping by Mary. Actually Banff is not too far from me (90 miles or about 90 mins. drive) and it was so gorgeous yesterday just in my own neighborhood that I gave up the idea of driving into Banff, which I do several times a year. But yes, you’d really like it there if by any chance you might visit Alberta. Thanks again for leaving your comment!

    Arti

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  5. Hello Arti 🙂

    Welcome to the Round Robin Challenges, my name is Carly. 🙂 I love seeing the transition from summer to autumn in different places, and it looks like you captured it at it’s most striking. 🙂 I enjoyed seeing your photos, and I hope you will play along with us again soon. We will be posting a new challenge topic tomorrow, hope you can join us. Once again… WELCOME!

    Always, Carly.

    Hi Carly,

    Thanks from your welcome and it’s my pleasure to contribute some photos to Round Robin Challenges… what a great idea of sharing pictures with a meme. Mine is not purely a photography blog, but photography sure is one of my interests. I mainly write book and movie reviews. I’d certainly watch for future memes on the Round Robin site and if possibly, combine my writing with my pics to meet the challenge!

    Arti

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  6. I’m with everyone else…welcome to the Robins and your pics are awesome. The color contrast is so vivid. Makes me want to put on my sweatshirt and clogs and take a walk in the woods. Wish I had those view close to our house.

    Thanks Wammy for the warm welcome. I look forward to exploring all the Robins for great photos. You’re most welcome to stop by again here… I have a few photography posts, but mainly book and movie reviews. Hope you’ll enjoy them too.

    Arti

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  7. Wonderful Pictures! Welcome to the Round Robin! Love the Aspens in their Fall Glory..you captured them perfectly:)

    Thanks… and yes, the poplars are just beautiful 2 days ago when I took the pictures. Now many of their leaves have begun to fall. Fleeting beauty indeed.

    Arti

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  8. Arti,

    You have a hand for photography, and I am dying to see those red leaves somewhere other than on my computer. I missed Canadian Fall…vastness of crimson and gold in various hues dangles and as if it is about to fall in a slight whiff of autumn breeze. Just like the song…

    On a similar topic here…have you heard “Autumn Leaves” by Nat King Cole? I find that one pretty good, but the best is still by the French version by Yves Montand…I’m sure you can find it in Canada…

    Foodiewil: There aren’t too many red leaves here in this part of the country, unlike in the east. And yes, “Autumn Leaves” is one of my all time favorites.

    Arti

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  9. Hey, I walked passed a park here in Karlsruhe, Germany on my way to the meseum…..loads of fallen maple leaves, all kinds of colors and Huge….I mean HUGE.
    A gut of wind brought more on the ground, it was heavenly and so romantic.

    I am leaving for Frankfurt this evening, looking forward for more surprise. Yes, Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies, I shall be back…next year.

    For those that have not see the Canadian Rockies, you must…take it from someone that once lived in Alberta for 20 years …. me.

    Great Blog Arti, you have brought all of us like-minded people together…..thank you.

    Have a good weekend everyone, be well,

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  10. Hi, and welcome to the Robins! What beautiful shots! I’m a little surprised the leaves have changed color already up there. My favorite shot is the birches(?) with the white bark. These lovely fall scenes remind me of Central New York where I grew up – not exactly, but close enough. And I’ve always wanted to visit the Banff area. Not sure it will ever happen, though.

    Those are poplars. They grow profusely here. As to Banff, maybe I’d post some pictures of it one of these days. Thanks for your comment.

    Arti

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  11. Oh, how I love Alberta in the fall. Thanks for those gorgeous pictures since I can’t get up there this year.

    Hi Kiva:

    Alberta is beautiful all year round, but fall is my favorite time. Ripple Effects isn’t a photography blog, but amidst all the book and movie reviews, I do have some posts with pictures I have taken on Alberta and other parts of the world. Your’re welcome to explore more here. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment!

    Arti

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  12. They are GEORGOUS! I love the white (birch?) and gold contrast. Also have to say, it’s really neat how you comment back to each comment!

    Hi, the trees are poplars. We get a lot of them here, and they are glorious during the fall. Thanks for visiting and leaving your comment, it’s my pleasure to reply them!

    Arti

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  13. Gorgeous photos. Thanks! We’re just starting to get a little fall color in Kansas City, which is still very green. Your photographs have inspired me to look forward to photographing fall foliage, even though I’m reluctant to let go of summer. I just posted some of my photographs of butterflies, bees and hummingbirds as a farewell to the season.

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