fall walk

Yes, it’s technically still Autumn and we’re enjoying some beautiful weather at times. Just last week when I took my camera for a walk, the sun was out and the temperature mild. When I took this photo of an allotment garden in my neighborhood a stranger pointed out that I should really see this garden in its glory in Summer. I said I prefer to see the plants in their Fall state which raised an eyebrow (or two).

But I often find the Summer garden distracting with its color and lushness and fail to see the structure or “bones” of a garden. Now, in its “muted” state I can evaluate shape, height and texture to see which plants should be moved or discarded in Spring, which planting beds changed or where to lay some stone for another seating area.

I enjoy the shades of brown and gray in Winters’ natural landscape too!

Here along the Isar river…

 

fall swing

Oh, glorious Autumn! Why can’t every day be colorful and sunny?

Unfortunately, the weather changes rapidly this time of year. The day after I took these photos the wind blew most of the leaves to the ground and the sun is behind gray clouds. To know it is shining on the other side of the Alps brings the temptation to jump in the car and hit the Brenner pass…

fall garden

jap maple

glorious color