Sunday, 28 October 2007

season of mists...

A few autumn images I'm intending to use as inspiration: First a leaf from the sumac tree - such an amazing pinky-red (I feel a dyeing session coming on!)

and a picture of a spray from the same tree, showing the contrast with the underside of the leaves:


The effect of the dewy cobwebs onthe leaves fascinates me:

And I'm also fascinated by the colours and shapes in this plane-tree bark:


Couldn't resist the horse-chestnut:



And I love the light and general mistiness in this one:



And finally a close-up of a passion-flower which I couldn't resist, with its amazing shapes and patterns:


8 comments:

zquilts said...

Glorious photos and it reall IS a special time of year !

Barbara said...

yes its a wonderful season! I love the colours of autumn and there are many inspirations!

Susie Monday said...

I love that sumac. I used one on an art quilt altar last year -- it's on my flickr page at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/elcielostudio/388732459/in/set-72157594293748868

Waltraud said...

Wonderful pictures! I also love the autuumn with its colours, but I love also the rainy, cold days, because then I have time to sew.

margaret said...

Sumac - is there a more gorgeous tree when it goes red? On Friday on the way to work I stood under a sumac and looked up through the glowing leaves to the blue, blue sky -- with half a moon still hanging there, framed by contrails. It was hard to tear away from this magic and get on with the ordinaryness of the workday.

glennis said...

wow- those sumac leaves are something! thanks for sharing all your fall inspiration!

Vivian said...

Wonderful photos, taken with an artist's eye!

Michele said...

Wow, your photos (and this one especially) are amazing!