Friday, October 24, 2008

Unbeleafable Color

Autumn's appearance
in her lovely apparel
fills me with wonder.

The leaves are finally starting to change color around here and it is GORGEOUS! This Sunday the weather was nice enough that we walked to church. On the way home I looked up and noticed the mountains behind our house. It was breathtaking! So I got out my camera and went for a walk as soon as they boys were down for their nap.

The festive leaves are one of my favorite parts of Fall! I love the way they brighten up the trees and the way they crunch underfoot.

This afternoon I took the boys for a walk around the neighborhood. We saw some lovely leaves along the way. This next photo just makes me think of warmth and reaching for the golden sunshine.

The Aspens around our house are starting to change colors too. I love the way these little round leaves look when they blow about in the breeze.

All too soon the leaves will fall off, which always makes me a little melancholy. Winter is not my favorite time of year. Do you still have leaves on your trees?


I am participating in Photostory Friday...

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

and Haiku Friday

52 comments:

  1. Over here, in my city we hardly get such visual delights. These are beautiful.

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  2. This is the absolute best time of the year. The color is at it's brightest, and the leaves are still on the trees. Mostly. Great shots!

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  3. I like your Haiku, fall is my favorite time of year too.

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  4. Our leaves are just starting to fall...and boy are we in for a lot of raking in the near future!!!

    Love your shots and love your clever title!!!

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  5. Wow! That is some pretty color on the mountain! We have already lost our leaves so it was nice to see yours!

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  6. i miss the aspens this year! how beautiful they are.

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  7. Great Photos - It is hard for me to leave summer behind, but I do enjoy fall

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  8. That's so beautiful A perfect example of why fall is my favorite time of year!

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  9. I love your title..
    and the photo's are breathtaking..

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  10. Wow! Those are some beautiful pictures! I love fall.

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  11. Lovely photos. It's a fleeting moment, isn't it? The leaves are falling round here.

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  12. I plan on going out this weekend and getting lots of fall photos. There is quite a beautiful show here in Ohio every fall. But I'm with you once the leaves fall I get bummed about winter.

    Have a good weekend!

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  13. Wow, you caught some beautiful colors! I love these photos, they really made my morning.

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  14. I Heart Fall, too!

    This is the scenery behind your house!?!? First time I'm seeing this......Lovely :o)

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  15. Leaves are starting to fall here. The colors are so pretty. Your photos really make me miss the west!

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  16. Love the haiku and the pictures. I miss the changing colors of autumn. Have you been on anymore bike rides?

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  17. That's gorgeous--I love when the aspens change. Great haiku!

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  18. SO lovely! Isn't this the most beautiful time of year!

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  19. WOW! Gorgeous pictures! I just love Autumn!

    Angie
    www.nanasboxnonprofit.blogspot.com

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  20. That is so BEAUTIFUL! In Central Texas we barely have any color change except brown. You are blessed to have that sight daily!

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  21. Congratulations on being saucy! I love your pictures :) Makes me miss the fall season. I grew up in MAss but live in FL now. My favorite time of year is right now up in the hill towns....breath taking!

    xoxo
    Meaghan

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  22. so so pretty! here in downtown Dallas I never get to see that! :(

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  23. Fantastic! Great pictures and color and haiku! I am so jealous of your colors though.

    Have a wonderful Friday.

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  24. Great pictures! There are trees here that go bare in the fall. Some of them stay green all year round, not including the pines. Last year when it snowed it caused two of our trees to fall over because the leaves with the snow made them too heavy for the trunk to support. I don't like winter either. Burrrrr

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  25. Those are absolutely gorgeous. I love fall leaves!

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  26. wait a minute... you took those??? very impressed. the colors are getting pretty stunning here, too, but nothing like that first shot. oh, and i LOVE haikus!!! i'll have to check out haiku friday! i may have to cheat and have my youngest son write them for me. he is quite the poet.

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  27. Pretty. Most of the leaves are off the trees here... I miss all the colours.

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  28. In my neck of the woods it's going to be 82 today. :( I so want Fall to be in full swing here. I LOVE this season. By far my fave!

    Those are some gorgeous photos!

    ~melody~

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  29. Beautiful pictures! I love fall colors! Thanks for sharing

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  30. The leaves are so gorgeous. We still have leaves on the trees but a lot of them are falling! I love this time of year!

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  31. They are really beginning to fall around here, but there are still plenty on the trees. I love the colors too. Beautiful pictures.

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  32. It really hasn't started here yet. Love the first photo. Fall is my favorite season.a

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  33. WOW! These photos are BREATHTAKING!
    What a view!

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  34. We don't really have seasons like that here in California. I have always wanted to live somewhere with lots of leaf dropping trees. It seems like raking them all into a huge pile and then jumping through them would be a blast. Great pictures.

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  35. our trees have some color, but in Iowa we don't have the beautiful mountains to add to the glory of it all.

    I love fall too but it does stink that winter is on its way!

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  36. Your photos are wonderful! WOW! What color! our apple trees are still green but our other 2 trees have no leaves. The walnut tree was still green and it let go all it leaves in one day.

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  37. Gorgeous picture of the mountains! Just breathtaking!

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  38. love the pictures of the leaves, fall is my most favorite time of year and you captured why with your camera...  i wish i lived in Utah to see what you see...

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  39. now that is some of God's handiwork right there. Just beautiful!

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  40. Wow! That is so beautiful!!! How lucky you are!

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  41. Loved your haiku, as usual!
    The colors there are gorgeous...please send some our way. :)

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  42. I can't believe how gorgeous the view behind your house is! When I first clicked here, I thought I was looking at a beautiful painting... Lucky you to live somewhere so beautiful (and with real seasons, unlike Southern California).

    Thanks for the lovely fall fix!

    Have a great weekend...

    :^) Anna

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  43. Wowie! Those mountains are beautiful!! We have some pretty leaves on a few trees, but it can be quite windy in Boise, so it seems like many of them fall before their time...sigh. It is a little depressing for me too- but I just try to think how pretty everything will look with SNOW on it!! :)

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  44. gorgeous gorgeous colors.
    I love it, I wish we had it here.

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  45. Wow, those really are such gorgeous shots. I just absolutely love autumn.

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  46. Oooo, I think those are the most beautiful fall pics I have seen this year. Lovely.

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  47. hi ! Wanted to say hello and good morning. You are the post above mine on SITS today.
    Great photos!!!!

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