Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Falling Love

I have always been addicted to the passionate beauty of autumn.  It never hides its love.  No caution is thrown to the wind, only jewel toned leaves.  Autumn does not fear rejection nor criticism nor competition.  It is all about the sex without reproduction.  The trees throw flaming red scarfs to the ground until they stand naked and cold before you.  It is the passionate center of things that is valued.  Autumn stands brave, unapologetic, and stalwart with emotion.  As a teenager I declared it my favorite season, and I even wrote sappy teenage poems to it!  I think that love affair is still ongoing.


I took a walk around my woods as the sun was just beginning to rise a few days ago.  The former night's evening dew still clung to some of the leaves like diamond jewelry.  I decided to select only the reds for this post, because it is, after all, all about the passion.  (I reduced pixel size to save space on Blogger which seems to be losing memory (space) rapidly.)


A dogwood at sunrise just waking.


Dogwood Dew (and she does!)


Stunning reds of the sweet gum tree.


Sweet Gum kiss.

Now don't you really need a cigarette or a shower?

16 comments:

Bossy Betty said...

Ah! I love these glorious pictures of a glorious time of year!

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Beautiful reds. I love the Dogwood Dew shot.

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

You never forget your first love. I think Autumn is a big favorite in the blogging poet community.

Celia said...

The dogwood at dawn would make a yummy visual feast for as a wall poster too. Your emotional connection with fall shows in every shot. It's my favorite season too.

Hilary said...

Or another go'round. ;)

Beautiful pics, Tabor and lovely writing.

Your blog is probably losing space because you're uploading your images directly into your blog and therefore Blogger is supporting them in their limited allowed space. If you use a free second hand spot (Flickr, Photobucket) to store your images and link to them instead (as I do with Flickr) each image will only take up the space of the text link and not the image itself.. yet the image appears the same as uploading it directly into your blog.

If you want some help or direction on how to do it, drop me a line. I'll be happy to help.

thesmittenimage@gmail.com

Brian Miller said...

all about the sex without the reproduction...dont know that i have ever heard it put that way but it fits...smiles...nice pics...

Hilary said...

Re: your question. I believe you can control how much info you share on the site. I don't think that either your name or email address needs to appear anywhere.

My Flickr ID is my blog name. You should be able to do the same if you like. Of course, you can still post to either blog from there.

You can also keep your images private (though they still show up on the blog if you link to them) or semi private.

I hope that helps.

Pauline said...

Or chocolate? I'd never thought of fall as passionate before but I will from here on in!

chris said...

beautiful!! love your reds...ours are long gone...

Dave said...

Beautiful photos Tabor. I agree with you - autumn is my favourite season too - Dave

SueAnn said...

Definitely a shower!!! Beautiful pics!
Love the reds!
Hugs
SueAnn

Linda said...

Blushed scarlet and dripping with dew... I never knew autumn was so hot and sexy, but I suppose it is. Your pics are so rich and textured. Thank you for the illumination, Tabor.

Josh said...

Nice pictures!

I love that first day of Fall when the weather changes.

That first blast of cold air when I walk out for the first time always reminds me of my childhood.

Yeah, Fall is definitely my favorite season.

Angie said...

I'll have both, thank you very much. LOL The photos are beautiful, Tabor, and I'm passionately in love with Autumn---always has been my most favorite Season of the year---you pay it such wonderful homage... :)

Dave said...

Tabor, you left a message on my blog about trying to add me to your 'follow list.' I don't know what to advise here. I know that blogger from time to time make changes and upset other parts of the system. I find this frustrating too. try again later? - Dave

Deborah Carr said...

Your crimson shots are heady and rich. Yes, is there anything not to love about autumn?