These last few evenings have been so delightful, just what autumn is all about for me. It’s been cool, but not cold, breezy but not blustery, the perfect weather for taking a walk. The leaves seem to be in their last throes of passion, full bloom in various stages of color: brown polka-dotted yellow, scarlet and orange and burnt umber.
And brown, brown, brown; all the fallen brothers and sisters layer the earth, crinkly and crunchy and light. They blow and swirl across the ground in games all their own; they call to me, “Run, run, come and play!” I know why kids need to jump right into a pile of leaves, and I want to do that too.
Here are some of the pictures I’ve taken on my recent walks with Louis. Fair warning: I love pictures, and I’ve decided to put whatever and however many pictures I want into this post. Feel free (read: do it!) to check out my photo blog; it’s got autumn pictures there all this week. And no duplicates :).
It's like a miniature forest.
Forgive the blurry - the breeze was delicious this day!
Wooden boat, comes with own paddle.
I love how sharp the little ridges look on the edges of this leaf. Also, the color is fabulous, but it's hard to tell with the sun shining on it like that.
I like the clouds in this one. I know it's turned the wrong way, but this is kind of neat.
White fuzz. This isn't a good picture, but I like it for some odd reason.
I just love me some trees! I can't get enough pictures of trees. I like trees - all kinds, I tell you.
Louis is always looking, looking, looking.
Which way should we go, boss?
Which way should we go?
He's a good hunter...of smells, anyway. And would ya look at that sky!!
There's nothing super special about this one; I just like the way the sky is all soft. See how the leaves on the top of the right tree are more blurry? The wind was thwarting me and always seemed to give an extra effort just as I was snapping my shot.
Another soft blue sky. I like how the branches on this tree seem to be reaching out. They remind me somehow of E.T. picking up the Reese's Pieces with his long fingers.
This was taken on a different day, on my cell phone. Not bad for a phone.
I just like the way this looks.
And isn't it another kind of pretty without the flash?
An interesting silhouette. I like how the leaves are all ragged.
And now the sun is going down for real. I can't see where I'm walking and that means it's time to go back inside. Goodnight!