Seeing Red – Autumn is Coming!

On the weekends, my beloved and I try to take at least one nice long walk together (meaning more than just to the end of the street and back.)  We’ve been doing 3- to 6- mile stretches, most often on some local tree-lined trails. Last week, everything was still mostly green, with a little yellow and brown mixed in, because it’s been a fairly dry Summer.

This past week we had some heavy rains, a break in the temperature, and some winds. When we hit the trail this morning, we noticed a new color in the palette – red.  First, we noticed a few leaves and grasses had changed:

Then we saw whole plants that were turning red:

Even some of the mushrooms and toadstools have taken on a reddish hue!

When we got home, I checked the Burning Bush trees  on either side of my lawn – and sure enough, they’re starting to turn as well!

But the best red I saw all day was our hummingbird feeders. Autumn may be coming, but the hummingbirds haven’t migrated yet!  They were out on our porch all afternoon!

Click on the photos above to see larger versions, or enjoy the slideshow below:

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This post was written in response to a Travel Theme challenge from Ailsa at wheresmybackpack. This week’s theme is Red.  To see what makes other bloggers see red, click here.

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47 Responses to Seeing Red – Autumn is Coming!

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  2. Red and Autumn…a magical beginning of the amazing colors of this season. Beautiful! Have a great weekend.

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  3. Fergiemoto says:

    I am partial to your hummingbird photos because I so enjoy the ones that visit us during the summer! The regulars have left and we now get those that are just passing through.

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  4. Imelda says:

    Your pictures are lovely but I take exception of the hummingbird shots. They are just so fabulous and you captured them so well.

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    • Thanks so much – every now and then I get a nice shot or two with my point and shoot, but I’m saving for a camera that will help me get better, clearer shots. Now if I could just get the wasps to stop hovering at the feeders! 😉

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  5. Inge says:

    Wow..wow..love it! Beautiful shots! 🙂

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  6. Jo Bryant says:

    The change of seasons is probably my favourite times of the year. The promise of newness

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  8. fotograffer says:

    Great photos, as usual. The only problem I have with autum is what follows. 😦

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    • Mmmm – I’m not a huge fan of winter – although I like it better now that I don’t have a commute! I just always worry about those on the roads. The snow would be lovely if it would just stay off the paved surfaces! 😉

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  9. Madhu says:

    Beautiful images TRS. I envy you all the beauty of this season 🙂 We have no distinct difference between seasons except for the relatively lower temperatures.

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  10. The perfect capture of the onset of autumn. Lovely!

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  11. As much as I will miss summer, you make fall sound not so bad. What cool shots of the hummingbirds. Love them, (and the others too). :-).

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  12. adinparadise says:

    Autumn is such a lovely time of year. I can’t wait to get over there. 🙂 Your slideshow is beautiful. I wish I knew how to do that. 🙂

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  13. ailsapm says:

    I’m so excited for autumn, TRS, the blaze of colour is always a thrill, you just got me in a very autumnal frame of mind, hurrah! xxx

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  14. livvy30 says:

    Autumn is definitely here!

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  15. Georgia says:

    Autumn is my favourite season with such variety of colours in the leaves. Great post!

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  16. eof737 says:

    I love autumn and the many shades of red it produces. 😉

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  17. Myra GB says:

    I love how everything is laid out so neatly and beautifully here. I like the juxtaposition of the images.

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  18. Pat Bailey says:

    Nice job. I get excited about fall. We saw leaves turning by the day when we were traveling through Maine, NH, Vermont, and New York.

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  19. tobyo says:

    yay! an autumn preview. it’s my favorite season too!

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  20. bulldogsturf says:

    I love the photos and the idea we are heading to summer… I just got to get me one of those humming bird feeders… like your red… thank you..

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  21. Amy says:

    Beautiful red leaves!

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  22. sharechair says:

    I’ve noticed a little red, too… and a little yellow. Autumn is on the way!

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