Sunday, October 18, 2009

October Color

Today we visited Matthei Botanical Gardens again, it was the first time I've been out with my electric chair for about a month. Too long. The day decided it was in a good mood, and I got some nice photos. Here are a few:
The top left is a butterfly who landed, then stayed in position while I went a long way around to get a good angle for the shot. It took off within moments after I took it's photo.
Next is a flaming tree. I liked how it contrasted with the dark fir neighbor.
One of my favorite things is golden leaves against a blue October sky. I can just look for hours as the gold shines and moves against the sapphire. I have yet to take a photo that sees it as my eyes do.
Lastly is a purple bench in the children's fairy garden. the bench is adult sized. What a great color!


Leslie said...

Looks like a lovely day was had. Thanks for sharing.

momtroll said...

Autum colors can give a big lift even when the cool air surounds one. It was nice to see the fall colors. We should be getting more color here, as it froze again last night. Some of those colors would look nice in knitting. Enjoy!

ColorJoy LynnH said...

Glad you guys got out. I know how much you enjoy gardens, especially that one. And the purple bench is incredible!!!

Zina said...

Lovely pictures! I love fall, it's probably my favorite season, with spring following a close second.

AlisonH said...

Oh, beautiful! And the bench made me laugh. How perfect is that purple!

Mokihana said...

Beautiful photos! I love that purple bench!