Scarlet Foliage

Red is my favourite colour, so maybe that’s one reason why I like autumn so much; my favourite hue is on vibrant display everywhere!

October 30, 2021

The colour of energy and life and passion and adventure, red’s long wavelength is difficult for the visual cortex to ignore. That’s why it’s also the colour of stop signs and fire vehicles.

Red always says, hey, hey, look at me! And in the autumn, that exhortation is also a reminder that we had better enjoy our leafy canopy before it’s gone.

Happy Saturday. 🙂

19 thoughts on “Scarlet Foliage”

  1. I love those deep reds during the autumn too. It’s so vibrant and definitely draws attention. I have a Japanese Maple that has turned a deep red over the past couple of weeks. Most of the leaves have fallen off, but there are a few that have held on. Enjoy your weekend. Hopefully it’s stopped snowing. Linda

    1. I remember you saying that you got one with your new home. That’s so nice. The Japanese Maples are so gorgeous, especially when mixed with evergreens and yellows. The interplay of colour is spectacular. Thank you very much, Linda. I hope you enjoy yours too.

  2. Red is so infrequent here, we appreciate it when we find it, berries, shrubs, etc. Before all we see is winter white. Happy weekend Lynette. Allan

    1. Yes, I remember that from my years living in Medicine Hat. The yellows were very intense as I recall but reds were rare. Here in NWT we are white, white, white. It has been snowing a lot today. Thanks Allan.

        1. I’ve shovelled a snow layer off my steps three times this week. Ugh. Meanwhile, my poor M is 2000 km to the south of me and moving us to our new home. At least there’s no snow there. 🙂

    1. You’re welcome! I am back in the north now (we have snow, ugh), so it will be a while before I can hike that trail again. I took this photo 2000 km to the south in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.

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