Bob W You truly know how to enjoy the season. The fall colors are natures fireworks display just before the winter slumber. It was a very nice walk and ride,thank you.. It seems you have mastered the control of depth of focus and natural light with your camera. Some very good shots!! What camera are you using now? Take care.
Norma & Fred My Mother once told me that Germany was a lot like Pennsylvania, and from your beautiful pictures, she was right......enjoy your wonderful colors before the white stuff starts to fall all around. We particularly enjoyed the photos surrounding the Bayer area.
Arnold and Jutta Mintert Wonderful colours, also a wonderful idea. We enjoy the changing colours every day in our area. Great!
ubbo A little bit I feel like the mouse Frederick from the kids book written by Leo Lionni: The mice work heavily to prepare for winter. Only Frederick collects colors for the dark days ahead.
ubbo Now we are on Bayer property. I must confess, that I am kind of proud about this picture. In the background you can see the old Bayer skyscraper, which is empty now.
ubbo And of course here we can find marvellous trees in best shape.
ubbo And there is the huge smoke stack in the middle of fall colors.
ubbo In Leverkusen we still have got some air-raid shelters as left-overs from WWII, like this pink one.
ubbo If we have a closer look, it looks rather attractive with its fall colors, right?
ubbo And this is a way to Bayer. I don't have to walk it anymore, but it looks really nice.
ubbo At the end of my trip I took a photo of this bugger. I assume, that means luck and I shall take it for that.
ubbo Well, as we see, the end of the season of colors is close. But then we will carve the pumpkin, light it up with a candle and remember the colors.
ubbo Not to forget something like this ...
ubbo ... or that. You will agree most certainly.
ubbo Amazing, or what?
ubbo Some powerful bikes infront of a kindergarden ...
ubbo ... and a tree reminding me of a flame.
ubbo This is our family climbing tree. When the kids need some physical exercice and there is not much time left, we bike to this tree and the kids climb. It is a beech with many, many branches.
ubbo Chemistry and nature - why not?
ubbo Different trees along the Bayer plant ...
ubbo ... and again marvellous colors.
ubbo I really like that ...
ubbo ... and this, too.
ubbo Like every morning, I left our home today at 7 a.m. to get the newspaper. It was sunny and the pumpkin infront of our door indicates: Halloween is close.
ubbo A short look to our right neighbor: Wonderful colors.
ubbo And a short look to our left neighbor: Wonderful colors, too. Thus my morning walk started embedded in wonderful colors.
ubbo After that a few minutes parallel to the road ...
ubbo ... and then down the dog poop alley. I've given it that name because people with dogs walk it in the morning and the dogs let drop what they are not permitted to do at home.
ubbo There is this pile of shredded stuff and the little buggers in it really get things going. At least there has been vapor now for at least three days. A biochemical power plant, I assume.
ubbo And then there are these colorful leaves on the ground, everywhere. Well, I collected some ...
ubbo ... and designed a small natural exhibition on our breakfast table. After breakfast I thought: What about taking photos of the "German Fall" today? Since I have been retired for a few years, ...
ubbo ... that did not cause any problem. So I took my camera, climbed onto my bike and off I was. With lots of colorful leaves on my mind. Up in the trees ...
ubbo ... and down under my feet.
ubbo I am not sure if the people, who live here, know about the colors surrounding them.
ubbo Isn't that terrific? Well, I really like to look at it, but I would not like to live in that house. Because the consequence of many plants that close is many spiders and other insects, I think.
ubbo Some plants are a bit shy to show their red color, ...
ubbo ... others not. And if we have a closer look:
ubbo That certainly defines the color "bright red", right?
ubbo Opposite to the human artist nature always generates a marvellous mixture of colors soothing the eye and the soul.