Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Who says there is no color in California autumn? You just have to know where to look...

The black oaks (Quercus kelloggii) are shedding their summer clothes again. They hide amongst the live oaks, sneaky-like all summer, and then pow! They suddenly change and you know they are there again.

18 Comments for OSL:

the ungourmet said...

So pretty! Reminds me of Little House on the Prairie for some reason.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Just gorgeous! And look how pretty (but tinder-dry) the grasses are.

Yaya said...

I love fall!

Rural Rambler said...

Beautiful Autumn capture Julia. I'd love to sit down in the middle of that field with a glass of wine and take in all the sights, sounds and smells of Autumn!

Life Ramblings said...

the fall colors are simply amazing.

Captain Dumbass said...

We don't get a lot of change up here either. Like you said, you just have to know where to look, but it's mostly green turning to wet green.

DayPhoto said...

Beautiful!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Ms Snarky Pants said...

Lovely! I grew up a place without much fall color, but here it's sooo gorgeous. (hopefully the ice storm last year won't have done too much damage to the colors) My favorite are the red maples! Especially the really big old ones, because they change in such beautiful waves of color. I've got a few in my yard that I planted when we moved in and some in the field that started on their own that I'm hoping will start being spectacular soon. :-D

Ah fall! *sighs happily*

Apron of the Month Club said...

I live in deep south Texas, an area known as the Rio Grande Valley, by the Gulf Coast. We don't get to see much of the autumn leave. Your pictures are beautiful.

Yoli Kalkofen :)
http://apronofthemonthclub.blogspot.com/

Pricilla said...

Much like Montana...only the Cottonwoods and Larch turn but it is pretty.

Melynda said...

I love fall. The trees have just started turning around here (Montana). Can't wait for the big show in a couple weeks.

Sara said...

I love fall! Great photo!

Grand Pooba said...

I do love the mountains here in the fall, I can't wait for them to burst with color!

Melodie said...

It is the same way here in Southeast Texas.Everyone says the leaves just turn brown and fall off.Some years, if you know where to look,you can find fall color.I do miss being close to the mountains!

The Mind of a Mom said...

Oh I love fall, it looks so pretty. I am going to try to get some photos to share also.

Michaela said...

That looks so nice!! No wonder fall is my favorite season

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

Pretty! No fall here yet. It is supposed to hit 100 this weekend. However, that is not stopping my horses from growing a winter coats. Looks like body clip #1 is going to have to happen soon.

Mountain Woman said...

It's really beautiful. We don't have much fall here yet and I'm not sure the colors will be so amazing this year because it's been so dry. Still and all, it's my favorite time of year. Thanks for sharing your lovely photo.