Essence Of Autumn

Stormy Pastel Autumn Sky | Whims And Fancies


We have been having such a wonderful October here that I have been having the time of my life with my camera.  Weekend before last, we had a fantastic storm with heavy gusts of wind.  I was painting in my room at the time, but finally I just had to bundle up in warm clothing, put my Wellies on and head out with an umbrella.


Stormy Autumn Leaves | Whims And Fancies

Leaves swaying heavily in gusts of wind


I walked quite a few miles all on my own before heading back home.  The gusts were so strong that my poor umbrella was hardly able to keep up.  I was so mesmerized by the sound of rain pattering on my umbrella, the singing of the rain under the grove of oak trees, the swishing of the wind and the vibrant colours of the sky that I never realised how wet I got.


Stormy Autumn Rain | Whims And Fancies

Fallen leaves all over the path


Stormy Autumn Sky | Whims And Fancies

Pastel Sky


Stormy Pastel Autumn Photo | Whims And Fancies

Even the dark asphalt took on the vibrant colour of the sky


After Storm Autumn Rainbow | Whims And Fancies

Rainbow from the setting sun


After that brilliant storm over the weekend, we had a dry and hot Santa Ana.  This weekend weather has cooled off again, and clouds are gathering in the sky.  Eager to be outdoors, we decided to visit the local pumpkin patch this Sunday afternoon.


Autumn Pumpkins | Whims And Fancies

Orange is not the only colour


Autumn Flowers | Whims And Fancies

Flowers are not for Spring alone


Autumn Sunflower | Whims And Fancies

Pumpkin-hued sunflower


Autumn Weird Pumpkins | Whims And Fancies

The strange ones


Autumn Pumpkin | Whims And Fancies

The flamboyant ones


Happy Autumn Everyone!


I am also linking up on Photo Friday, Life Thru The Lens, Through My Lens, Seasons, Our World Tuesday and Friday Photo Journal along with with other linky parties on my Events And Links page.


31 thoughts on “Essence Of Autumn

  • jesh StG November 7, 2016 at 01:02

    Love your post, there is such a variety! It really is a great way to capture FALL! Now I see this again, the color and shapes of the green pumpkins is very unusual. Do they taste the same as the orange ones? (can you tell, don’t know too much about pumpkins:):) )
    Thank you so much for sharing your experience with SEASONS, and wishing you a a fantastic week!

  • ladyfi November 1, 2016 at 22:18

    Wow – gorgeous shots!

  • Felicia November 1, 2016 at 18:10

    beautiful sky colors after the storm. there are some really neat pumpkins here too.

  • Kreete October 30, 2016 at 06:17

    These photos are crazy good and deserve to be printed out, hanging on someones wall or showed off in a gallery!! Well done!

  • Molly October 30, 2016 at 05:45

    Love the amazing sky


  • bettyl - NZ October 29, 2016 at 15:12

    Lovely autumn scenes! It’s rare to find an orange pumpkin here in New Zealand. Most that are in the stores are gray!

  • jesh StG October 29, 2016 at 12:47

    The sunset over the asphalt is unusual and gorgeous! Thanks for visiting me:)

  • Ruth Daly October 28, 2016 at 17:25

    These are great autumn captures. Love the colours and textures of the pumpkins but the sunset on asphalt is my favourite.

  • Pat October 28, 2016 at 15:25

    Such a beautiful array of autumn colors! I enjoyed seeing all of them

  • Lisa October 28, 2016 at 14:09

    the sunset shots are my favorites, especially the shot of the reflection of the color of the sunset after the rain. Very creative.

    Lisa @ LTTL

  • June October 27, 2016 at 15:17

    Perfect Fall pairings, Soma! Lovely display of colors!

  • Peabea October 27, 2016 at 14:44

    Awesome sharings. Beautiful sky peeking through the trees and the leaf on the water. :)

    Peabea@Peabea Scribbles visiting from LTTL and Texture Twist’s crimson theme.

  • Terry October 26, 2016 at 18:41

    Beautiful photos!

  • Julie October 26, 2016 at 12:27

    Some times you just have to get out and enjoy what Mother Nature throws at you. Beautiful photos.

  • Alycia October 26, 2016 at 07:20

    Just beautiful! The fall colors are just so….. so rich!!

  • Kaja October 25, 2016 at 23:31

    Some great shots as always! I love the sky colour on asphalt shot – what amazing intense purples. You almost make me feel okay about the end of summer.

  • ladyfi October 25, 2016 at 21:33

    Gorgeous skies and lovely autumn shots.

  • Dixie October 25, 2016 at 15:06

    Wonderful colourful photos, Soma!
    And I love the pumpkins –warts and all.

  • Paige October 24, 2016 at 21:08

    Oh my goodness, you’ve captured some beautiful fall colors!

  • Kim Sharman October 24, 2016 at 20:00

    Love all your glorious autumnal hues, Soma. Walking in the rain, or perhaps dancing, is the best fun…no wonder you couldn’t resist. So many wonderful pumpkin varieties; love them and the glimpse of those Cosmos has made me impatient for ours to pop up in abundance. All your photos are glorious…..especially love the dancing rain drops and that gloriously hued, pastel sky.

  • Mary October 24, 2016 at 17:25

    You always capture the moments so beautifully. I loved the one with the leaf in the water and those pumpkins are really gorgeous in those colors other than orange.

    Perhaps it will be a wet winter for us?????

  • Jeneta@PlumJam October 24, 2016 at 16:30

    Beautiful Soma! We don’t have pumpkin patches here; I should probably grow my one pumpkins. I enjoyed reading about your stormy walk!

  • Kristy Life-n-reflection October 24, 2016 at 15:48

    Sounds like my kind of adventure!

  • Susan October 24, 2016 at 15:09

    Beautiful pictures.

  • Nancy October 24, 2016 at 14:09

    Beautiful photos!

  • Kathleen October 24, 2016 at 13:40

    Beautiful pictures Soma.

  • rosa October 24, 2016 at 13:40

    Love your photos.Fabulous!

  • susie October 24, 2016 at 13:25

    What beautiful photos! So many rich, beautiful colors!

  • Janine October 24, 2016 at 07:45

    Your stormy photos are stunning. The purple and orange sky and asphalt pictures have such incredible, intense colours. I also enjoyed seeing all those pumpkin varieties. Happy Autumn :) x

  • krislovesfabric October 24, 2016 at 06:41

    Love your photos! I especially adore that sunflower :) We just got back from a brief trip to the Wisconsin Dells and the leaves were in full bloom there as well! Such a pretty time of year I can almost forget winter is coming.

  • Patty October 24, 2016 at 04:38

    Love these photos! I briefly thought about just going to a pumpkin patch to photograph pumpkins and now your photos are inspiring me to actually do so!

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