Father and Daughter Views of Autumn

Canal Colors
It’s hard to resist the stunning views of canals flanked by trees looking like colourful autumn sentries. I took this photo a couple of weeks ago, heading to this spot specifically after having seen another photo of it on Twitter. It’s a charming spot at any time, but with the range of autumn colours, from golden orange to purple, it was particularly appealing.

Yesterday, we had a brief respite from the rain and overcast weather, so when we headed out for groceries, I couldn’t resist taking my camera along and getting a few shots from the Wittevrouwenbrug.

Herfst Kleuren

It seems I’m not the only one in my family that can’t resist taking photos of the autumn leaves and their many colours. My dad, who used to work as a professional photographer and whose talent I try to emulate, sent me a link to a couple of his own photos that appeared on his local newspaper’s website. His photo is the one that accompanies the article, and if you click through to look at the rest of the photos, his photos are number 1 and number 23. It’s worth giving a click through all of the photos to see some of the beauty of North Carolina’s Piedmont area during this season. I’ll say this for North Carolina: it gives good autumn.

Herfst in Utrecht

Herfst in Utrecht
The leaves are changing and drifting, so herfst (autumn) must be upon us. I was particularly struck by the beautiful red leaves of this tree echoing the red of the Utrecht shield held by the lion atop the gate.

What’s with the words on a Wednesday? Mainly it’s an excuse to mention that I’ve been nominated by Expatsblog.com for their Expats in Netherlands blog award. Part of the judging criteria is based on the comments left about my blog on their page for my site, so if the spirit moves you to say a few kind words, I’d be grateful. For those who already have left kind words, thank you! I’ve been honestly touched by the nice things people have had to say. While you’re there, you can check out blogs from around the world. It’s fascinating to read the broad range of experiences people have and how they adjust to and view their new homes.