Wednesday, October 24, 2012

There are snowflakes....

Today...a few snow flakes were falling outside.
I don't think winter is going to win over autumn yet however.
At least I hope not.
Better get more of the autumn photos up while the autumn season still is holding on!

When we got back from Alaska we drove up to Guardsman's Pass where we always see spectacular aspen color.
This year...we missed out.
Just two areas were still in color.
I thought it was interesting that one stand was rather orange while the other was golden yellow.

The drive up there was still colorful.
(By drive up there I mean a twenty minute adventure.)

The aspen around Silver Lake near Brighton were still showing color.

A crowd of people standing on the edge of the road overlooking a meadow was our clue that the moose were around.
Sure enough...there was Papa Moose hunkered down in the field.

Mama Moose and her twins were about 50 yards away.
She looked like she had a pretty dramatic scar on her forehead.

The babies never moved to a place where a clear shot was possible but I could definitely see them.

They were right behind their mom.

In the upper left corner of this shot you can see Papa Moose and in the lower right corner Mama and the twins. sweet.
(The Alaskan twin baby moose that we saw in Homer seemed much older to me!)

We didn't just take a drive of course.
Not when there are fish to try to catch too.
(None were caught this day though.)

As usual, as Bernie fished I explored the local beauty.

Now doesn't that look like a place that there ought to be fish?
Now I think everyone agrees that autumn is the best time for taking outdoor pictures.
I suggested that there needed to be some family pictures taken too.

So late last were taken before too much time had run away.
(Luke is just six months, and can't yet stand on his own or walk. But he does enjoy standing with a little help wherever help is offered.)
Luke *may* appreciate Canada.
He enjoys red leaves and wearing red pajamas printed with moose and beavers.

The fall color was just past peak but I still love how this shot came out.

And this one too...

And I suspect that once the snow really begins in earnest I may ask if we can take another pictures here in the snow.


Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Beautiful family photos, Jill.

No snowflakes to report here (that would be a miracle!) but the weather is very pleasant and sunny.

ellen b. said...

Love the family shots!!

Vee said...

Wonderful family photos...your son's family is very photogenic. Luke is a very strong little six-month old. The foliage is still so beautiful and the colors so crisp and rich. How exciting to see a moose family in the wild, too.

Lorrie said...

Wonderful scenery and a beautiful family. Enjoy all the autumn loveliness you can before the snow comes down in earnest.

Vicki said...

I love the Fall colors for family photography. Laura shared some photos of their little family that were taken in a park among the colorful leaves and they were adorable. I'll have to get those to you.

Young Luke will one day be a master at posing for his grandma's camera!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!! Our foliage will soon fall victim to hurricane Sandy I fear.

Judy said... sweet! Love those family fotos.

Pondside said...

Thanks for sharing a colourful autumn in your part of the world. The photos of Luke and his mum and dad are gorgeous!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What wonderful family photos! That sure is a lot of leaves! I hope you enjoy this time of year...I know winter will set in soon! Hugs!

Just a little something from Judy said...

These three could easily be models for any magazine. Beautiful pictures and a picturesque setting!