Sunday, November 14, 2010

Late Autumn Colors

Millennium Park, Chicago. Fall 2010-7

I really love the textures and colors of late Autumn, when the most of the leaves have fallen from the trees, the plants have faded to their subdued hues, and seed pods blow in the wind. Here are some photos I took a couple days ago on my lunch break in downtown Chicago, and today in our garden. Enjoy!

Millennium Park, Chicago. Fall 2010-1

Millennium Park, Chicago. Fall 2010-2

Millennium Park, Chicago. Fall 2010-3

Millennium Park, Chicago. Fall 2010-4

Millennium Park, Chicago. Fall 2010-5

Millennium Park, Chicago. Fall 2010-8

Millennium Park, Chicago. Fall 2010-6

Millennium Park, Chicago. Fall 2010-9

Millennium Park, Chicago. Fall 2010-10

Millennium Park, Chicago. Fall 2010-11

Millennium Park, Chicago. Fall 2010-12

Millennium Park, Chicago. Fall 2010-13

Millennium Park, Chicago. Fall 2010-14

Millennium Park, Chicago. Fall 2010-15

Millennium Park, Chicago. Fall 2010-16

Millennium Park, Chicago. Fall 2010-17

Millennium Park, Chicago. Fall 2010-18

Millennium Park, Chicago. Fall 2010-19

Millennium Park, Chicago. Fall 2010-20

Our Garden. Fall 2010-1

Our Garden. Fall 2010-2

Our Garden. Fall 2010-3

Our Garden. Fall 2010-4

Our Garden. Fall 2010-5

Our Garden. Fall 2010-6

Our Garden. Fall 2010-7



Blogger Pam said...

Those plumes on the grasses are so pretty, light and flowy. Great photos.

November 14, 2010 at 4:14 PM  
Blogger Dana and Daisy said...

I can't help but notice the first picture is very much like your blog background... same colors, same variety of textures and busy, active, intriguing.

Had you noticed that?

November 14, 2010 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

What exquisite photos! Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!

November 14, 2010 at 9:59 PM  
Anonymous Marcie said...

Hi Pam!
I am so glad you commented on my blog. I always get so much from your posts. These photo's are wonderful, what a great lunch break.

November 15, 2010 at 6:08 AM  
Blogger Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...


Thanks! It's really cool to hear the rustling of the dried grasses this time of year.


November 15, 2010 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Dana & Daisy-

You know, I did notice that the color palette was very similar once I posted that! But you're right, the variety and busyness is also very similar. I guess in the back of my mind, I knew that was my favorite color scheme. I also tend to buy clothes in those colors. Hmm, what does that say about me? :-)


November 15, 2010 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...


Thank you! I like to leave my photos BIG, so people can always go to my Flickr page and view things larger if they want. :-)


November 15, 2010 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Marcie-

It's nice to be able to go outside at lunch and see such pretty scenery. I appreciate that Chicago has tried to add areas like this, because I'm really not a "skyscraper" person! :-)


November 15, 2010 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Lovely photos. You captured the colours of Fall so beautifully. Deb=^..^=x5

November 15, 2010 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

I love how hosta leaves turn gold in fall. And the spikey purple coneflower seeds add texture but they can be painful too. Nice pix!

November 15, 2010 at 11:00 PM  
Blogger Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Deb-

Thank you for taking the time to visit my site! I found you through A Cat In My Lap. It's so nice what you do for cats, and you're such a great person to love them the way you do. I always say I wouldn't be the person I am without all the cats in my life!


November 16, 2010 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Teresa-

I love the fall colors of hostas, too. We leave all the coneflower stems on all winter. The goldfinches really like them!


November 16, 2010 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Your interesting blog name, made me pop over here, from someone's comments.

What autumnal beauty to be found, so close to a city!

Gentle hugs...

Oh Oh! You have the *dreaded* Word Verification Setting turned on here. Making your Readers do the *dreaded* Word Verification, in order to comment. -le sigh-

November 18, 2010 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Aunt Amelia-

Thanks for visiting.

So far, my readers who have left comments have not minded typing one more word at the end of their comment. Word Verification prevents spamming bots from posting. It also dissuades spammers from posting obscene and self-promoting comments. I guess you have never had to delete obscene posts from your blog yet.

I am disabling Word Verification for now, but will immediately reinstate once I receive any more spam!


November 19, 2010 at 6:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing it with all of us, Pam!

November 19, 2010 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Zuzu-

Thank you! It's my pleasure! :-)


November 19, 2010 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger victorian parlor II said...


These pictures are absolutely gorgeous!!!



November 19, 2010 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Kim-

Thank you very much! Coming from you, with the beautiful pictures you take, I am quite honored. :-)


November 19, 2010 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger Sea Witch said...

I'm like you, there is nothing like the texturs of autumn. I especially like your macro shots and that you have taken these just outside the city. Illinois is one of my favorite states for antiquing as the people their "live" with their antiques rther rather than just collect. When I was living in Thomason, Ill, we had a huge, Queen Anne and I filled it with beautiful finds. Oh how I miss it. One of the reasons why I enjoy your blog so much, I often feel like I'm back home. Sea Witch

November 20, 2010 at 7:03 AM  
Blogger Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Sea Witch-

How wonderful that you were able to live in a large Queen Anne! I'm sorry that you miss it so. I can only dream of living in a big Victorian house. Unfortunately, the closer you are to the big city, the more out of our price range large houses get! But, I am content in my wee little 1873 farm house. :-)


November 20, 2010 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger Gloria said...


I just want to thank you for this pictures, I love autumn, but i have never had the chance to see by myself those colors and to see the leaves of the trees fall. Your pictures make me feel I was there.

November 20, 2010 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Gloria-

I'm glad you liked my photos. I can't imagine what it would be like to live someplace where autumn is so different. I've lived here my whole life, so I'm used to it!


November 20, 2010 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger La Petite Gallery said...

I was just driving and looking at how beautiful the weeds were in the fall. Fabulous photos. I just about have all the leaves up now, if we don't get a big blow.
great post


November 21, 2010 at 6:56 AM  
Blogger Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Yvonne-

Thanks! I do think just about everything looks pretty this time of year, even the weeds! You are right, once you think you've got everything up, you always wind up with new leaves on the ground, blown in from who-knows-where.


November 21, 2010 at 10:37 AM  

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