Friday, October 30, 2009

Autumn Hues in the Urban Streetscape

While spring is my favorite season, the fall in New England is the most photogenic season. Just Googlefall in New England” and you’ll behold the classic scenes of hills, farms, quaint villages and the countryside in brilliant colors.

While the spring palate features subtle hues of white, lavender, and yellow greens, the fall plate is much bolder: bright yellows, oranges, and reds framed with some browns and greens. It’s our little visual concession while the temperature is plummeting and winter’s blustery winds and snows are just around the corner.

The classic autumn photos feature rural scenes, but the brilliant hues of the autumnal transformation are striking even in the urban streetscape. And this fall did not disappoint.

Bonus feature: Why do the leaves fall off trees in autumn? Because the tree say "time to go" and sever the ties! Click here for more info.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Gardens of Boston and Cambridge

As much as I love gardening, I love admiring the work of other gardeners. From spring to fall, I'm looking for interesting displays or just creative angles on the familiar. During our brief summer this year, I always had my phone's camera at the ready to capture the blossoms that attracted my glances.

We start out with some views from spring around Cambridge.

Flowers of summer

Horticultural displays in Boston's Public Garden. I'm so fortunate to work near the Public Garden, allowing me to take strolls at lunchtime or after work.

Summer flowers in Cambridge gardens taken on my strolls around the city.