Although we don't have wildly stunning colour shows of autumn trees here on the west coast, some foliage does display the rich, tawny shades of autumn. A recent walk along the waterfront in the small town of Sidney, just north of us, revealed plenty of fall evidence.
The fish market's bright blue is hard to miss. We enjoy the occasional meal at the small restaurant to the right of the market. There's a great view over the water and good food, too.
Nathan Scott is a local sculptor whose first public commission was this Old Man by the Sea. He used his father as the model for the statue that shows an old man intent on tying his fishing lure to his line. The flowers in his hands are placed there regularly by passersby. I see that someone has placed a scarf around his neck, now that autumn is here. There are several of Scott's sculptures around the area and all are perfectly fitted for their setting.
These colours are seen in every season - black cormorants, white gulls, old grey pilings against a blue/grey/cloudy sky.
More traditionally autumn colours reflect in the water along the pathway.
White sailboats lie still in their moorage at the marina, perfectly reflected.
This pretty song sparrow blends into the patch of golden autumn grasses. Isn't his colouring beautiful? He played the coquette with me, turning his head back and forth too swiftly for me to capture his face.
Autumn colours: rich, subdued, flamboyant, muted - there's something for all tastes in this wonderful season!
Linking with Mosaic Monday, hosted by Maggie of Normandy Life.