A Quench of Color

This time of year everything is bursting with color around the neighborhood. Here’s a look at my favorite spot, which is just down the road from my home. I think I’ve shown you this special place before, but each year it seems to look a little different, so here it is again…looking sort of the same, but never exactly the same.  Nature always delights.



The reflection is so amazing it practically takes my breath away.  Everything about this place moves me.


Trees glowing gold with sunshine…


…and earth covered in shades of kumquats and cranberries.


Seeing these vibrant colors somehow quenches a thirst, a thirst I didn’t even know I had.  Maybe I should include these refreshing shades of Fall in my next works?  And you, what colors have you been thirsting for these days?






11 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Laura

    oh, love fall. the colours are amazing. your photos take my breath away. to be there and see it for myself, thanks for bringing us along. neutrals with a splash of colour, greens, and reds, and maybe a spot of orange. we have had amazing fall weather here, sunny, windy, and warm. enjoy this week.

    October 16th, 2013

  2. rush

    i love to see the trees reflecting upon the water. i reminds me of a ray of a kaleidescope. you always share nice pictures. these ones feel serene.

    October 17th, 2013

  3. Mindy

    Very pretty! You’re lucky to live where you see such beautiful fall colors.

    October 17th, 2013

  4. Last Minute Lynn

    How wonderful to have this glorious spot near your home. I know it is even more beautiful in peron. Enjoy autumn!

    October 18th, 2013

  5. Wendy

    Ah, those glorious New England fall days! Your pictures take me back to some of my favorite places and times. Thank you for capturing those special memories for me.

    October 18th, 2013

  6. I enjoy your sense of artistry. Your neutral colors in the Sept/Oct 2013 issue of Somerset Studio have inspired me! The simplicity in the art work speaks volumes and is a breath of fresh air in a magazine so filled with cluttered pages and art. It is THE reason I bought the magazine.

    October 18th, 2013

  7. Becky Shander

    Thank you for your lovely messages ladies. And Julia, thank you for the kind words about my artwork in Somerset Studio…it’s wonderful to hear that you felt inspired by the neutral colors and simplicity. Most of the time I use calm, natural tones, but sometimes I enjoy experimenting with more vibrant colors too. I love that there’s a broad range to choose from…this definitely keeps the creative process interesting and fun!

    October 18th, 2013

  8. Jani Howe

    Now I’m jealous! Where we live, we don’t get Fall. We get hot and brown. It is now in the low to mid 80′s, beautiful days, but no Fall. Things just gradually go ‘brown’. However, I revel in Fall in my heart, and I send Fall cards to friends and I paint pumpkins and bats and buy new paints in Fall colors!
    Enjoy every day, and think of me once in a while! Jani

    October 18th, 2013

  9. The same… this year, the colours are exceptionally beautiful…moisture and frost in the right proportions have yielded a glorious swath of colour here in our little town.
    The lake down the road from your house is so beautiful, and tranquil – it’s not a wonder it is special to you. It’s interesting to me how it can look that way, even when great change is taking place in the trees and forest… change is usually associated with frenetic activity, but in the forest, it’s just the gentle swish of the falling leaves…

    October 21st, 2013

  10. Congratulations on your “Handcrafted” cover publication. Lovely photos of your Falling into Autumn Bliss. I was just saying to my Mr. C that the colors seem so much more vibrant this year. I am embracing this beautiful season like never before. Creative Bliss Dear…

    October 22nd, 2013

  11. Becky

    So glad to hear that many of you have been enjoying this fabulous Fall. And thanks for the heads-up Sherry regarding “Handcrafted”…I can’t wait to see the issue!

    October 22nd, 2013

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