Autumn Moods

It’s an appropriate time to think on beauty. Autumn in the Inland Northwest this year felt reluctant and brief. Colors on the Washington Palouse never really popped, but there were some lovely scenes in the rivers and woods of northern Idaho.

Fall color here has a moodier, more Romantic and chiaroscuro feel than the Classical aspen groves I’m accustomed to.

But larches in mist and sunbeams are lovely, and even a subdued autumn has its gentle glories.

These are challenging times, and I am certainly heading into the dark season of the year with more anxiety than usual. I hope we all can keep our thoughts on worthy things and find some well-earned rest in the months ahead.

7 thoughts on “Autumn Moods

  1. Gorgeous! Sigh

    On Mon, Nov 2, 2020, 10:48 PM Crest, Cliff & Canyon wrote:

    > Jackson posted: ” It’s an appropriate time to think on beauty. Autumn in > the Inland Northwest this year felt reluctant and brief. Colors on the > Washington Palouse never really popped, but there were some lovely scenes > in the rivers and woods of northern Idaho. ” >

      • You might throw your name into the lottery for a pass into the Enchantments too. That might be the single most spectacular setting I have seen larches in. Not too far away from you either.

    • I might at some point, but it’s such a circus up there I’m not too motivated. It’s amazing how crowded the Washington Cascades can get, they can make the Eastern Sierra seem totally mellow in comparison. I do see a lot of awesome alpine larch photos from other parts of the North Cascades that are a lot easier to get into. Plus, they grow in the Wallowas and Bitterroots. Lots of places worth checking them out!

  2. Beautiful photographs. I like your insight that the local fall color has ” a moodier, more Romantic and chiaroscuro feel.” Something like that is trus here, too.The Pacific Northwest darkness certainly plays a part. The steeple-shaped trees and fog in the first photo are beautiful, as is the way that gray bark in the last photo catches the light and sends it back to us.

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