Monday, October 6, 2008

Golden Tree Hour

The change of light that comes with autumn and early winter turns our naked trees into spires of gold. Beginning around 4pm we all gather at our windows, on our decks or on the lake to watch the spectacle. As the sun sinks lower on the horizon the trees start to glow like luminaries and remain this rich hue until the sun sets below the treeline. We have come to celebrate the hour by popping a cork. "Come on over for the Golden Tree Hour!" "Is it the Golden Tree Hour yet?" You get the idea. Yet one more thing to love about this place. Toasting the tree's beauty and the stillness of late autumn is, as Diane at Alberta Photography calls it, "Life's Sweet Ordinary."

Cheers.

6 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Great color. I am all about that golden tree hour. tee hee... Are your trees naked already?

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Not naked yet, but the light is definitely changing and the air is chilling. I anticipate by Halloween...yesssssssss...some Golden Tree Hours shall ensue..!

wcgillian said...

Debi,
That place of yours is awsome. What is even more awsome is the fact that you take the time to see it and share it.

Randy

Daniel Spurgeon said...

Hi Debi, I'm jealous. We don't have such a cool time of the day in our household. We need one though. We do have the "It's time for swim practice hour" and the "time to take out the dogs" hour, but definetely no "Golden Tree Hour." :) We also have the "Pool Turned Green" weekend approaching that I will need to take care of with a few bags of chlorine and algaecide. :)

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Ya'll have an open invitation to the Golden Tree Hour!

albertaphotography said...

I love that Golden Tree hour as well! Thanks for the linkback Debi.

During that golden hour, where we live, I always love the golden light upon the fields that are streaked with the long shadows but when the sky is a dark indigo (which happens a lot this time of year) during that golden hour, it is pure magic. Autumn candy for the eye.

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