Saturday, September 22, 2012

Autumn Post

Autumn and all its colours have reached Norway too. Regular visitors to this blog may have seen this chestnut tree before, since I seem to take photos of it every autumn. BTW, chestnuts may have to be put on the endangered species list since the local authorities in Bergen prefer cutting down 200 years old chestnuts to maintaining old school buildings. Even US Bloggers have commented on them.

26 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do so hate to see these beautiful old trees being cut down!!! It happens here in the states far too often! I do so prefer natural beauty, growing its own way in its own place with no help??? from man!! Beautiful Autumn capture for the day, Rune! Thanks for sharing the beauty while it's still there!! Have a great weekend!

Dina said...

The mail is coming and so is autumn, yay! But boo to those who cut down your old tree friends.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Ooo no please don't cut down the old chestnuts - love the autumn colours

Sivinden said...

Flotte farger! Veien går iallfall rundt dette treet - enn så lenge...

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

We didn't have anyone cutting down our American chestnut trees in the US -- we had a disease infiltrate our country and we lost them all. -- barbara

Birdman said...

Such beauty: fall; a harbinger of such desolation: winter.

Irene said...

Utrolig vakre farger .... ja, slike trær må vi verne om. Syns også det var veldig synd med det gamle treet de hogg ned. Vi har ei hengebjørk rett foran stuevinduene som hindrer mye av utsikten i den grønne årstida. Men jeg syns treet er så flott at jeg tar til takke med den utsikten vi får når bladene er falt av. Store, gamle trær er majestetiske og bør få stå!

Ha en fortsatt god søndag!

Irene

Anne said...

Dette er virkelig høstens aller vakreste Rune, treet her jeg sett før her hos deg, men jammen skal jeg si deg vi tåler noe lignende igjen. Treet som fikk altiv dødshjelp i Bergen har vi sett ja, en blir såå trist så trist :-(

På den vesle plassen jeg bor plantet kommunen en slik alè langs hele hovedgata, nok menge hundrede. Men i starten tror jeg de planta x 3, for herverk all mass i helgene, fulle folk osv tok dem opp med rota, sjukt men sant. Nå har de heldigvis etterhvert blitt så store at de får stå i fred :-) og godt er nå det :-)

Fin fin ny uke ønskes deg.

HansHB said...

Et herlig høsttre. Nydelige farger og flott komponert, - som alltid!

(Stiller med høst jeg og i dag...)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Great timing, the color transitions are perfect! I hope that chestnut outlives us all!

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Autumn post too!

Horse chestnuts are threatened here by a disease that kills them. They are beautiful trees. It wouldn't be the same without them.

Banjo52 said...

Looks like your trees are about two days ahead of ours in color. Autumn is a visual delight, but I hate the shortening days, and I'm not nuts about the season that comes next.

Emm in London said...

What a gorgeous photo. I just don't get the practice of tearing down trees. It nearly always lands up being a bad thing and they always regret it.

truels said...

THat tree is beautiful, and the girl in the red came just in the right time ;-)
If it can comfort someone who grieves over the felled chestnut trees: There is throughout Europe a widespread disease in more and more of these trees, which in a few years will eradicate all chestnut trees ........

truels said...

THat tree is beautiful, and the girl in the red came just in the right time ;-)
If it can comfort someone who grieves over the felled chestnut trees: There is throughout Europe a widespread disease in more and more of these trees, which in a few years will eradicate all chestnut trees ........

Gry said...

Stilig med teksten og bilde!

Barbara said...

That's just vandalism! How anyone could want to destroy anything that beautiful is beyond me. Still waiting for the autumn colour to get into full swing here - we have a lot of grey at the moment :O)

EG CameraGirl said...

What a terrible tragedy to cut down these beautiful trees!

Rizalenio said...

What a lovely tree. Sad that they're endangered.

Lew said...

Schools and trees - we need them both! But a nice, colorful Fall view you have.

Ida K.S. said...

Vakkert og majestetisk,
kledd i sprudlende og fantastisk fine farger.

Det er trist når vi ikke finner rom for å kunne bevare gamle og ærverdige trær...
Det er der de ekte verdiene ligger!
Blir trist, jeg...

Uansett,
- ønsker deg en god onsdag!

Ken Mac said...

I don't want to drive that truck. I just want to sit under that tree and watch you take photos.

Lara Neusiedler @ Uproad said...

I hate when they are just cutting the trees! on the long list of the human stupid acts, this must hold a very high rank! same in Austria, whatever it is, off with the trees! how very stupid!

Wenche said...

Det er jo bare helt nydelig tre - fargene er vakre nå :0)

Barbara Martin said...

As always a perfect shot, RuneE. The colours have only just started revealing themselves in Toronto.

Viola said...

"to i en" tenkte jeg med en gang, for jammen hadde denne posten (ja innlegget) og posten fra postbilen sneket seg sammen, eller kanskje de var bestilt?? ;)

Stakkars gamle kastanjetrær.. de er jo ærbødige, det står respekt av dem, ja hvert et eneste tre! men elever trenger også skoler, men.. må trærne betale for det? hm..
Artig da, at det er blitt *vide kjent*.. Jeg har nok hørt om de skolene, men ikke de kastanjetrærne..

Ønsker deg en fin ny uke, fra en tregost til å kommentere for tiden.. men jeg er godt i gang nå, bare at det ble så sent.. :) :o