Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Autumn - TP

By calendar autumn arrived September 23rd this year, however I returned from Alabama with anything but autumn like weather. Stepping out of the Mpls. St. Paul airport it was still 80 degrees at 10:00 pm.  That's amazing weather Minneapolis.

(of course heavy winds were on their way)

Monday, Carmi offered "Autumn" as our theme this week.
So, even if Mother Nature is still holding tight to summer, the explosion of a profusion of color is beginning, albeit rather slowly in signaling our autumn season.

The leaves have been tumbling ever so sweetly.

as it is-

My backyard view.

and then-

My views of autumn in Alabama last week.

Moments from Huntsville Botanical Gardens-
a lovely place that we never completely covered, even after being there all day!

Say horse, where's your cowboy?

"May your belly never grumble, may your heart never ache, may your horse never stumble, may your cinch never break."
Cowboy Prayer

A smile is the prettiest thing you can share.

"Here's looking at you, kid."

As we were leaving the Botanical Garden we captured this lovely view and had to investigate.  All other photos of this location were far from autumn views.

While checking out a neighborhood park we stumbled upon this-

I'm not picking any sides with this photo, it's just what someone left in the park.

That's it for autumn views for Thematic Photographic.  It's great to be back.  Now I'll have to check out what you've all been doing.  Thanks for stopping by.


Dee said...

Those are really great pictures and that's a pretty cool botanical garden... :)

Lois said...

Wonderful pictures of my favorite time of year!

Debbie said...

Cool structures in the garden. It's been warm here in New Jersey as's always fun to get away, but there's no place like home!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

80 in the Great Frozen North? (Sounds like something Mar would say, doesn't it?)

Nice shots. I thought spring was my fav time of the year, but maybe fall is. So gorgeous here even now. I can step out and not turn into a soggy, 200lb bag of sweat. Ahhhh

Elephant's Child said...

Autumn is always a delight. I hope yours comes to stay.

Gilly said...

You have a gorgeous garden (backyard to you!) And I love the tin man and tin horse! Great Botanical Gardens, and look so much fun!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Karen!:) It must be a huge Botanical Garden. I like the tin man and horse and the other figures. Makes it much more fun to meander around the gardens. I think I recognize a hat I used to wear!

DeniseinVA said...

Love the photo looking over that pumpkin at your pretty garden, also neat sculpure at the botanical garden. Beautiful blue sky and like the football shot too.

Geets said...

Those are such pretty pics Karen!


sage said...

Glad you enjoyed your time down south (but wondering why you didn't schedule the trip for February, lol)

Grace said...

I enjoyed the autumn pictures Karen, specially the rust horse and pumpkin ! Love this season ~

Jeanie said...

I kick and fight on welcoming autumn because I know what comes after. But what comes DuRING is glorious! And these photos show it off to pure perfection!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Autumn is the most photogenic season of all and here with a few rusty garden friends thrown in the mix... faaantastic Karen :)

darlin said...

What a neat garden, I love the metal or tin characters, now that's creative!

80 degrees, wow! Mind you we've had some pretty nice days here as well, in just doing a quick conversion we've had a few 70 - 75 degree days here as well, 80 just sounds so much nicer than 24c lol

Have a fantastic rest of the week Karen! Cheers.

Haddock said...

Agree on that .... A smile is the prettiest thing you can share.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Autumn is my favorite season and October my favorite month....unless it happens to be July or December, they run nearly neck and neck.

EG CameraGirl said...

Autumn in Alabama sure looks different from fall in Ontario! But it does have the look of the season changing.

Nancy Chan said...

Gorgeous autumn photos.

Bob Scotney said...

I wish I could find a fun botanical garden like yours. Great series of shots, Karen.