I just had to go for a walk to check out the trees. Autumn sure announced itself with pomp, and announced it very early this year. We almost had a frost a couple weeks ago, so that must have pushed the ignition button.
It has been so cloudy lately but I think that makes the colors pop more. Unfortunately, the camera produced a lot of drab pictures. I played around with settings and found (once I got home) that the "brighten subject" function worked better than the "outdoor cloudy" setting. Some trees just scream yellow.
The white squirrels in Parc Lafontaine. I just love this tree too - it's right out of Harry Potter don't you think?
I picked up a bag of peanuts too and in honor of Elizabeth, who reminds us that people matter, I took a video of myself trying to emulate her "Squirrel Whisperer" ways. Seriously, she's like snow white in the park and all the squirrels climb into her lap! I didn't really want them on my lap, but this is the first time I've been brave enough to let them take food from my fingers. (Or maybe it's the first time they've been brave enough)
Here's another shot where that "equalize relative brightness" function worked out nicely. This is on St. Denis street just below Sherbrooke St.
I couldn't really capture how much this little treelet shouted yellow. I always forget what that building is there. It's at the corner of Cherrier.
I liked the view up Mount Royal and the splashes of orange in the forest. Soon the whole top will be auburn.
Much like the color of these trees lining what I think is Roy street. These are actually more yellow looking in real life. As I said, I was playing around with settings.
This tall skinny tree with the fancy makeup was all hidden in a back alley. He's all sticking his head up and crying, "Check me out!"