Views in Upper Southwest Mabou along the Glencoe Road
Tuesday allowed rather more time than the previous days of the Festival, since there is only one concert instead of two, so I had another crack at photography after the lunchtime Instructor’s Cèilidh in Judique. I drove out the Rear Intervale Road to Upper Southwest Mabou and then turned onto the Glencoe Road, which I drove out a bit past the MacLeod Settlement Road, where I turned around and returned as I had come. The photos on this page were taken on the Glencoe Road not far from where I turned around.
Photo #1 looks at a panoply of reds, oranges, and yellows all together along the Glencoe Road. The sun was out and helped make the leaves shine, though the skies were beginning to cloud over. ’Tis scenes like this that make fall in Cape Breton so dear to my heart!
Photo #2 looks at a stand of maples of somewhat darker hue; many of its leaves have only started to change and retain a good deal of chlorophyll. Still, they make an altogether lovely sight against the greens of less advanced trees and evergreens..
Photo #3 is a close-up of some of the leaves on the tree in photo #2. None of these leaves have their final hues yet, all still showing plenty of chlorophyll; when it is gone, this tree will be strikingly brilliant.
Photo #4 shows another lovely stand of red maples, again not completely turned. Still, how gorgeous they are against the sky, basking in the direct sunlight beaming down upon them.