50 Shades of Orange: Fall in High Park Toronto (Part 1)

Autumn, what a delight! The fall has arrived in Canada changing the colours of the tree leaves from green to +50 shades of orange: from peach and marigold, to tangerine and persimmon, and in the end mahogany and rust…

A good place for an autumn stroll and photography is High Park, the biggest park in Toronto.

Wilderness in the middle of the city! One-third of the park remains in a natural state, with a rare oak savannah ecology. Significant natural parts of the park are classified as a provincial Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest. High Park was opened to the public in 1876. (Wikipedia)

“Autumn leaves don’t fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar.” – Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing

Red maple leaf

50 shades of orange

“Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Green and pink leaves

Fall flowers

“Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love—that makes life and nature harmonize.” – George Eliot

High Park Autumn

Fall colours

Fall landscape

“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.”

Squirrel in High Park, Toronto

Intertwined branches

Burning orange tree

Trees with orange and red leaves

“Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground.” – Andrea Gibson

Shiny yellow leaves on dark background

High Park flowers and trees in the Fall

Frozen leaves

Racoon in the tree

“I hope I can be the autumn leaf, who looked at the sky and lived. And when it was time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift.” – Dodinsky

Green, orange and read leaves

Fall colours

Autumn forest

“Two sounds of autumn are unmistakable…the hurrying rustle of crisp leaves blown along the street…by a gusty wind, and the gabble of a flock of migrating geese.” – Hal Borland

Wood ducks

Great blue heron



High Park Map