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Ruby Tuesday – Autumn Up Close. October 11, 2010

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature, macro photos.
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Here in New England, autumn is a time when garishly-colored garments become camouflage; bright reds and yellows and oranges melt into the background as the local hardwoods compete in a Queen For A Day pageant of ridiculous colors.

Well, usually.  This year has been pretty subdued; a dry summer and early frost turned things uncharacteristically brown, and it’s likely that seasonal visitors were underwhelmed.

But still, if one looks closely enough, there are snippets and bits of color as bright as Disney, but rendered with a veracity which only Nature can provide.

Here are a few macro shots from this past weekend.

Sphagnum moss set against a bright Ruby maple leaf:

A detail from the heart of a purple aster:

…with the Ruby being propitiously provided by a red maple leaf in the background.

And then, my personal favorite, a tiny blue aster blossom set against a sugar maple leaf:

…I know, the colors of these three shots fight amongst themselves, but they all followed the theme of the meme, so they all got past my editor.

I’m gonna have to talk to that guy…

For more Rubylicious  photos, visit Mary over at Work of the Poet.


1. kiddiesnook - October 11, 2010

Fantastic post!
Pls. visit my kiddies nook I am new here!

2. EG Wow, Canada - October 11, 2010

So sorry the colour was less than glorious this year in New England! But the colour you found is great! 🙂

3. Liz - October 11, 2010

Wonderful photos!

My Ruby Tuesday links:
Moms… Check Nyo

4. Maria @ LSS - October 11, 2010

Fantastic shots, to think that the colors this year are subdued compared to the previous years.

Happy Ruby Tuesday.

5. john - October 11, 2010

Great shots!

6. littlebangtheory - October 11, 2010

Thank you all.

More Autumn shots to come!

7. pagan sphinx - October 11, 2010

Gorgeous as ever!

My Ruby Tuesday Post

8. Marites - October 11, 2010

gee wow! those shots are gorgeous! love them all but my fave is the magenta colored flower. happy RT!

9. littlebangtheory - October 11, 2010

PS, thanks!

Marites, welcome, and I’m glad you like that one – it’s a little light on the “ruby,” but a nice shot nonetheless. 🙂

10. lisahgolden - October 11, 2010

I need a new word for WOW!

11. eastcoastlife - October 11, 2010

I would love to have a bright red maple leaf stuck between the pages of my favorite book! It’s too pretty!

12. Spadoman - October 12, 2010

I like the shots. The color is fabulous around here, but didn’t last long, probably for the reasons you mention. So much in nature to enjoy.


13. sherry - October 12, 2010


14. littlebangtheory - October 12, 2010

Thanks to you all! And ECL, get ’em while they’re Ruby, they’d make great bookmarks if you could keep them from drying out. I wonder if something like lanolin would get absorbed enough to not adversely affect a book? I might have to try that on one I’m not overly attached to…

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