I collect postcards. I am an artist. This blog showcases both hobbies.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Fall

a rare red oak which sadly succumbed to mistletoe last year
Autumn and Spring tie as my favorite seasons, especially because the weather is nice. I love the colors of fall and dream of one day visiting some place like Vermont in autumn.


a rare red oak which sadly succumbed to mistletoe last year
Where I live, the oaks generally turn a yellow-brown, offset by the many coniferous green trees. Rarely do I find a  rare maple or red oak. We do have native Dogwood which turn a lovely pink, but they seem to be inaccessible to my camera, as in, next to a busy highway, in someone's yard, on a cliff.


a sugar-cone pine cone by the fire
An oak glowing in golden light
I haven't done much photography lately, with two kids two and under, so these are pre-children photos of the leaves near my home....I hope to get back to taking photos soon. Photos are using my favorite setting, macro. My camera has since died so I have myself a list item for my Christmas list!


Fall comes later here; I see the first few leaves turning now but it takes them a bit to really "go". I can't wait! But as for winter...I'm not much of a fan of zero visibility fog, un-salted steep cliffside roads, and shoveling.




Thanks IA for this week's theme! (http://inspiration-avenue-team.blogspot.com/2013/09/this-week-challenge-celebrating-fall.html) Celebrating fall colors


incense cedar with morning dew. It doesn't
meet the fall color criteria but don't blame
me, conifers stay green year round


6 comments:

  1. Beautiful photography thank you, you have whet my appetite for Autumn...as if I needed any encouragement.

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  2. Since our state (CO) has a dominated autumn scape of Aspens, it's always wonderful to see other trees that put on their colorful coats for the season.
    And I do like your blog........nice to 'meet' you!

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  3. Your leaf shots are spectacular. I wish we had some of these type of scenes in our semi-desertic part of the world. Blessings!

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  4. You paint a fabulous picture of Autumn in your part of the world.
    Here in Scotland most trees are still quite green.
    Lovely photos!

    Happy weekend,
    Ruby


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  5. Your red oak is quite spectacular!!!

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