Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Thematic Photographic # 165 Welcome autumn

THIS IS A THEMATIC PHOTOGRAPHIC POST

.....one more look into autumn around where I live......

Things are a changing.......

On a side street in Saint Paul, in the Crocus Hill neighborhood....where the houses and mansions are large and distinctive and mostly built between 1890-1920....the leaves still change, and fall swiftly to the ground...waiting for their last duty of crackle and crunch.....



Such immense, rambling ivy slowly changing colors..leaf by leaf...each day another change.....How lucky they are to have this ivy....it's a delicate keeper, taking a healthy hold across this house....who needs curtains?




Sailing into autumn's wake....leaf by leaf.



I used to believe that autumn colors arrived only by the frosts that covered all the living.....and that was not exactly so....



My last TP post showed this spot two weeks ago after a gentle frost, and fog lingering throughout....today (our high was 86) it's beginning to turn....ever so slightly...and we haven't had a moment of frost......

Amazing isn't it?

but even better...


I made a wreath for our deck out of nature's free autumn art-supplies.....right from my own yard!

So, if you're feeling like adding your own autumn view.... put away your rakes, turn off the football game and post an autumn photo too!

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How is your autumn?  Hopefully you haven't had any of that white stuff falling about....

6 comments:

sage said...

Get out the rake! :)

Max said...

Stunning pictures, great for autumn. I love the ivy on the house and all the red leaves on the ground. Beautiful!

Lisa Shafer said...

I like those red leaves on top. But I'm sure glad I don't have to rake 'em.

Bob Scotney said...

I'm with sage - it's raking time. How do I know? - The council stops its green garden refuse colection today.

Limar said...

Gorgeous pictures! Love the first one, just want to kick around there :D

Carmi said...

Nothing short of magical, Karen. Leaves are incredible in their ability to paint an entire landscape. You can look at them from a broad perspective, or zoom right in and get up close and personal with their veins. Either way, they never fail to change the world around them. Even in their temporary wintry absence, they continue to make us think - and look forward to their return in spring.

Awesome stuff, both the leaves and the way you've captured them here.