Tu Hwnt I’r Bont Tearoom in Llanrwst, North Wales
We all have our favourite season and we all have our reasons why. Autumn, or Fall as some call it, is an interesting season as it heralds the end of summer and announces the impending arrival of winter. Despite that, for many people Autumn is a special time of year for one particular reason. The changing colors of nature. We recently published a post on 16 of the most beautiful trees in the world, though often these would look at their best in springtime with blossom and newly blooming flowers. Trees in autumn look more impressive because of the change in color of the leaves prior to falling to the ground. Deciduous trees are renowned for the remarkable change from bright green to golden, orange, rust, deep red and purple shades. These are best captured in the image of the Grand Island East Channel Light House, Michigan, USA.
Gapstow Bridge, New York, USA
However it isn’t just the trees which change color as you will see from many of these photographs. The whole landscape can change in its appearance – grassland, heath, moor and scrub all take on a different hue just before the arrival of winter. It is a remarkable time where the passing of one single week can see the whole landscape change color and seem to almost come alive with fire as the mixture of reds, yellows and everything in between bursts through. How sad it is that just a few weeks later the landscape will become so drab and colorless after the leaves have fallen and the trees stand there, naked, waiting for the arrival of spring. The landscape never looks so dramatic as it can in autumn, and it is hard to imagine a more beautiful time of year. [h/t: Bored Panda]