This isn’t the scriptural falling away I’m discussing…no, it’s another that happens every year. I just can’t stop taking pictures of leaves these days. Fall is a fiery colored season. Some flames are more spectacular than others. In the middle of my fall enjoyment we had a partial eclipse…I never captured it well but the lighting rocked. I’m surprised any Dandelion puff balls remain. Another celestial event come and gone. Soon the season’s passing will be a thing of the past like the eclipse. Somehow the last hangers on are sad little things. Most gather on the ground rather than on the trees now but a few groups cling to branches still. Most leaves on trees are long sentries awaiting fall’s passing. Leaves on the ground await the first snow together. I wonder if they silently call their remaining brethren to join them. If they hear they show now sign. Some still reach for blue skies above. Trees for the most part dressed as skeletons this year for Halloween. There’s no pumpkin carving with these loners, no gleeful excitement, just a dying echo of season’s passing. This lone leaf clings to our back door gratewhile others cling to our porch stone wall. For now they are secure from the breezes above. Are they sad, stoic or brave…maybe no one knows…or maybe it depends on your mood.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
What can I say? I’m loving the beautiful fall days we’ve been having. It does mean some raking today but I’m ok with that. The leaves are falling faster nowand I know this season soon will be devoid of leaves…at least on the trees. Leaves are now gathering in large leaf puddles on the ground. The leaves on the trees look like yellow flames now. Some trees are already barren. I love the lighting right nowand I enjoy the leaves crunch beneath my feet. I love the jig saw patterns fallen leaves make on our rocks. Fall is well named I think. The magnificent yellows of this tree seems surreal. This is fall fire with unique flare…and I love the deep blue sky behind it all. The sun is so bright and golden too. Fall has come invited or not…and the table is set.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Fall is moving right along…there’s more and more leaves on the ground…outnumbering the ones that remain in some places. Still there’s a tremendous beauty in this season. Gold is prevalent for our fall color collage but there are other accentuating colors too. Our rock borders are getting with the fall spirit too. Some leaves are brown and gold…interesting in their inevitable decline. The few reds our there always capture my lens. Gold on blue…who doesn’t like that? Some greens remain as well, punctuated by fallen gold. It’s a season of change and beauty indeed!
Thursday, October 9, 2014
I thought the warmth of the year was done. I thought the remnants of summer were finally faded. Surprises can come…much like an exceptional sunset when you weren’t looking for it. Indian summer is particularly nice…not too hot…not to cool…just right. Even our salamander seemed more active. The signs of fall are here and therebut the transition is not yet complete. Summer is my favorite season but this is really awesome I must admit. This portrait won’t last long…so I’ll capture it while I can. The warmth and shining sun in an amazing blue sky fill me with joy. This is my kind of weather with outstanding colors. Appreciate the moment while you can!