Creative Inspiration

Creative Inspiration: Fall Colors

Today I am continuing my series of posts on sources of Creative Inspiration with a focus on the beauty of Fall/Autumn – my favorite season. This post is also a sort of follow up to Thursday’s post Shinrin-Yoku: The Japanese Art and Science of Forest Bathing, as this post is primarily focused on trees!

2018-10-11_11-42-00_511.jpegI love all seasons in Central Oregon and I feel blessed to live in a place where I can experience all four seasons.

Our mid-summers are often hot and for the past couple of years we’ve had to deal with residual smoke from forest fires from Northern California, Washington state, British Columbia or even Oregon forests. Usually by late summer and early summer, the forest fire smoke has cleared and the weather has suddenly cooled.

As the weather cools, suddenly the beautiful colors of Autumn appear as the leaves Central Oregon deciduous trees change into spectacular shades of green, gold, yellow, orange, red, and purple!2018-09-28_08-50-03_179.jpegThis is not the first time I posted about Autumn in Central Oregon and how it inspires me. Here are a couple previous posts for you to check out, filled with images of the beauty of our Fall:

I even love the falling leaves, strewn about everywhere:

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Of course Terry the Quilting Husband (TTQH) is not a huge fan of Fall leaves as he is the one who spends time gathering them together to put into our yard waste recycling!

I could ramble on at this point about the beauty of Autumn, but let’s turn the rest of this post into a “photo essay” and let the photos speak for themselves…

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As you can see in the photo above, I appreciate the beauty of the bare trees once all their leaves have fallen. Autumn is glorious and full of color inspiration!


Postscript

I knew I loved trees but recently I realized just how much I love trees – the “Welcome” sign at my front door is even tree themed:

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I ordered it online and there were many “Welcome” signs to select from. I guess subliminally I was attracted to the one that had to do with trees!

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. – Frank Lloyd Wright

17 thoughts on “Creative Inspiration: Fall Colors”

  1. Autumn looks gorgeous in your region. Great eye for spectacular colours – I find it hard not to feel a little giddy with all of the new colours on the trees these days and that crisp little kick in the air. It really is something to savour. 🙂

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  2. Personally, I am a fan of winter, but I can appreciate the fall foliage. I want to thank you for blogging everyday because it gives me an opportunity to come up with thoughtful and witty responses. I have never been to Oregon so I get a little insight into life of an Oregonite or Oreganian. Or maybe organic. Either way. there is a quilt design that includes trees waiting to happen.

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