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Sunday, October 19, 2014

A FALL GATHERING OF LEAVES



Gathering to discuss this past summer


Saying goodbye to old friends



Some last kicks by taking turns 
sliding down the rocks,



And all -- eventually -- settling in to a well deserved rest 
 after a summer of catching the light



17 comments:

  1. I love the way you recognized such personality in these beautiful leaves! :-) This post made me think of one of my grandmother's favorite poems, October's Party. Wonderful photos and a delightful post!

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    1. Your grandmother's October Party was terrific. Sorta the party feeling I got when I saw these colorful leaves lying about. I was out in a beautiful natural area only about four miles from where I live when I took these photos today. Thanks for including the poem and the very nice comments -- barbara.

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  2. Even when wet and w/o color, they offer some moments of bliss. Check out my 'ocean of orange' today. Ha!

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    1. Birdman -- You can't beat autumn colors! -- barbara

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  3. Lovely, while I've been looking up in the trees, you've found the beauty where all those leaves are falling!

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    1. Barbara -- Oh but you are looking in the right place -- those autumn tree photos you have on your blog are great! -- barbara

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    1. Tabor -- thanks -- I enjoyed walking the nature area, finding so many beautiful colors and plants. Wish I knew how to identify them -- working on it though. --- barbara

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  5. Wet, yet colourful - they have done their job for the season they have.

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    1. visualnorway -- it was misting a bit as I took these photos -- tis the rainy season here -- and the leaves are fluttering to the ground quite fast -- thanks for the comment -- barbara

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    1. June -- thanks -- this was a wonderful late afternoon walk in the misty woods. -- barbara

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  7. I loved these photos. In the Northwest now I notice unusual colors this year, and you have captured them. I'm seeing a silvery greenish pinkish color I don't remember noticing before. It's already too cold for my taste, though.

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    1. Hattie -- These were the most colorful leaves that I have seen in the Portland area this fall. This was a beautiful natural undeveloped area in Portland that had a 40 mile loop walk. For sure, I did not walk the 40 miles. thanks -- barbara

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  8. Barbara, I love your photos, but I also LOVE the personality of them!!! Love the life you've added to these guys, gathering to discuss summer & to play. Pure joy!

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    1. Rita -- these were just waiting for my camera as I entered this nature park. I thanked them for their beauty as I left. thanks -- barbara

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  9. I don't know why I hadn't seen these leaves before on your blog but they are so beautiful to see and you always capture the best. Thanks

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