Want to take a walk today? Let’s join Carolyn from This Grandmother’s Garden on our Autumn Walk Challenge.
Let’s start out sort of early, about 8 AM. Was this not an interesting sunrise over the City?
Off we go for a warm walk along the gorge. It is bright, I know. Or at least how it started out. It did gray up and rain a little, but the sun and blue skies returned.
A good wake-me-up is the reds of Virginia Creeper that reverberate during the gray sky rain.
Red tones come in different varieties of plants like the Sumac, above.
And red comes in many forms.
Even a downed tree that is red to the core.
The reds mix with golds.
And make our walk that much more a kaleidoscope of color.
Let’s grab a red and white snack while the sun is back shining above.
The golds glisten and are a nice foil to the blue sky.
But the reds are remarkable, even in the invasive plants like Buckthorn.
The oranges start to creep into the Oaks and Pin Oaks. This area has many of them too. They usually color a rusty-red.
And the leaves start to get confused what color to be.
the leaves start to brown. It all happens so quickly.
But it is hard to ignore the vibrant vines as they are all over the park.
Cold rains come and will turn to an icy mix or wet snow if the reports are right, but winter is pretty here too.
Really the walk was only about one half hour, and not all images were shot today, but I really wanted to add the sunrise and sunset which was today. The sun is going to be gone for a while here according to the weather reports, so it was worth getting a few photos.
If you have ever wondered what The Niagara Parks Department plants in the perennial beds, visit Green Apples, Bedding Plants at the Parks.
Entering Gail’s Wildflower Wednesday. She has some pretty wild color in her post today. So pretty too.