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Early autumn

November 20, 2010

This is my first contribution to Scott Thomas’ latest assignment “Autumn”.

The first 4 photos were captured around Lake Stilling-Solbjerg in early October. This lake is a 7 km long lake, which is part of the stream Århus Å, and which winds through typical East Jutland landscape – between the small towns Solbjerg and Stilling.

The temperature at this time was still exceeding ten on the Celsius scale, and the leaves were not yet fallen to the ground.

This is the view over the eastern part of the lake near Solbjerg:

Here is a view over the western part of the lake near Stilling:

Half an hour after capturing the photos above, I catched the last of the sun’s rays from the end of the lake in Stilling:

One of the first days in November I visited Mindeparken on the hill in front of Marselisborg Castle. I have posted the Japanese Cherry trees there earlier, but in front of the castle stands a Tilia (in Danish: lind), and this large tree was in yellow autumn colors – and many of those were still on the tree:

If you like to see more photos of early Danish autumn, you might have a look at some of my earlier posts: Japanese Maple, Vilhelmsborg Allé, Beech, Oak, Japanes Cherry tree, October landscape, or October morning.

29 Comments leave one →
  1. November 20, 2010 8:06 am

    another nice series, my favourite is the lake and the wind mills in the background…


    • November 22, 2010 10:49 am

      Pete, thanks for your comment – this landscape with the lake is very typical for the area, where I live.


  2. November 20, 2010 8:58 am

    It looks so full of peace and quiet that one could hardly guess that there is a large city not far away. I think I would go for the first one two with the winding river.


  3. November 20, 2010 12:33 pm

    It looks beautiful. I really like the 4th picture, with the silhouettes.
    The tree in the last picture looks HUGE!!!


    • November 22, 2010 11:08 am

      Thank you. I liked the scene with the silhouette because the lighht gave it a relaxed evening atmosphere. And yes, this Tilia is clearly visible from the royal windows!


  4. November 20, 2010 8:26 pm

    Hi Truels, What a huge, ancient tree glowing with its autumn leaves! I like the mood of the adult and child on the pier watching the water fowl, too.


    • November 22, 2010 11:10 am

      It is a huge and very beautiful Tilia there in the royal front yard 🙂


  5. November 21, 2010 1:41 am

    What beautiful scenes. You have such a good eye for composition.


  6. November 21, 2010 8:45 am

    Excellent shots, Truels! I particularly like the first and the fourth, but I think my favourite is the last. That’s a magnificent tree, and you’ve managed to capture all the beauty of its colour and texture!
    Also, I couldn’t help noticing in the fifth that the tree in the foreground is in full autumn colour whereas the one in the background seems to have already lost all its leaves… Are they not the same sort of tree?


    • November 22, 2010 11:21 am

      Thank you so much, Kai, for your kind comments. It is true there is a very large tree inside the castle’s gardens, too. But I can not remember which tree it is. I must look next time I come over. When the royal family is not living in Marselisborg Castle (they have many castles!!!!) the whole garden is open to public.


  7. November 21, 2010 2:55 pm

    It’s wonderful to see wind turbines as part of the landscape. I wish we had more here.


    • November 22, 2010 11:31 am

      I love the wind turbines also, both to look at but also because of the green energy. Unfortunately, the current government did not support the turbines, so that Denmark is not leading more within this field any more. And now (the much larger) wind turbines are located out at sea. Look here:


  8. November 21, 2010 7:32 pm

    These autumn views are lovely – it is good to see your colourful Danish autumn:)


  9. November 22, 2010 1:01 am

    Love shot #1 with the windmills. Fabulous job on the giant tree in the last shot!


  10. November 22, 2010 4:42 am

    You’ve posted a beautiful set of shots. What pretty landscape you have there. Very tranquil. I guess soon it will be covered in snow?! Thanks for stopping by at the Golden Gate Bridge. We got a bit of rain this weekend. Enjoy the day.


    • November 22, 2010 11:47 am

      Thanks for stopping by – and commenting, Linnea! Last winter was white for 3 months – for the first time in more than 10 years here (as you can see in my early posts – I started my blog early this year!). An the forecast says frost and snow already in a couple of days! I love your Golden Gate captures! And I can see, that you have more photoblogs!!! It’s also looking fine 🙂 ( )


  11. November 22, 2010 7:05 pm

    Beautiful and colourful Danish Autumn ! My favourite is the view of the lake in Stilling, it looks so peaceful ! I imagine the delightful scent of the tilia in Summertime. Very majestic in its golden shades.


    • November 23, 2010 9:39 am

      I’m glad you liked the captures of the lake and the tilia. The weather that day was very gentle and nice – today we have our first snow-storm this winter here, everything is white here now – and windy and COLD 😦


  12. November 23, 2010 5:16 pm

    That is one impressive tree, Truels!


    • November 24, 2010 9:51 am

      Thank you. It is big – in my next post I will go closer to smaller things 😉


  13. November 25, 2010 12:57 pm

    Again great photos. The last one is terrific, but also fourth from the top is very cool photo.


  14. December 2, 2010 6:41 am

    I love the first image, such a beautiful landscape. Are those 3 windmills that I’m seeing in the background?


    • December 2, 2010 12:06 pm

      Yes, there are windmills almost everywhere in the Danish landscape. And also in the sea now – some very large ones 🙂



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