Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sometimes

Sometimes Fall is late to the party and arrives after all has dried and crumbled to gray and brown.  The only noise in the air is the bold cry of the crows. All Fall sees as she coasts over the surface is the leftovers of the celebration scattered hither and yon in all their crackly glory.  Sometimes Fall arrives too early and finds everything green and slimy and slippery.  Then the leaves ignore her bidding and cling dirty black until the winter winds tear them from their watchful posts.

But some years she arrives exactly on time and dressed in her best dress with her hair and make-up exactly in place.  She makes an entrance as only the Belle of the Ball can do and we stop in our tracks to admire her beauty and fawn over her timing.  We line up to be added to her dance card and we feel so lucky to have her attention for even such a short time.   (Click on photos for blogger to give you a close-up.)







19 comments:

Brian Miller said...

you have really gorgeous trees...and so huge as well...smiles....fall is def my fav....late fall here it seems...we are still getting indian summer heat mixed with really cold days...going to be a hot one here today...

imbeingheldhostage said...

Oh, so gorgeous! You've really captured the beauty. Fall is my absolute fav time of year, and it always seems to slip by so quickly.

Richard said...

Great post...Great pictures.

SueAnn Lommler said...

So beautiful!!
Great photos!
Hugs
SueAnn

Celia said...

Beautiful pictures, I love the assorted berries that hang from the foliage. My grandgirl calls them "tree jewelry."

Bob Bushell said...

Fall, autumn it's everywhere, and your work is beautiful.

Kat said...

Absolutely beautiful fall photos.
Nothing like the beauty of fall. Too bad winter has to follow. ;)

Red said...

Like the way you describe fall as a beautiful woman. Super fall photos.

Dave said...

Well written Tabor. I liked your photos too - Dave

Peruby said...

Simply breathtaking!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Gorgeous
the first of the woods
looks like you made a visit
to my woods :)

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

We in Central KY have had an absolutely lovely fall. I think the best in all the falls I have observed since I moved here. Your photos are just wonderful -- barbara

My Maine Blog said...

I love your blog and your photos and writing are so beautiful. It is obvious you are a nature lover as I am and since being retired I have tried to capture in my own photos of Maine all of the natural beauty. Thank you for sharing your lovely photographs.

Hilary said...

It looks like fall arrived just perfectly in your neck of the woods. Lovely shots.

Betsy Adams said...

Fall is such a marvelous time of the year--but this year, it seemed to FLY by!!!! The most gorgeous colors we saw this year were in Ohio the middle of October. WOW!!!!

Great set of photos.
Hugs,
Betsy

Pearl said...

A beautiful and too-short season, if you ask me!

Pearl

Linda Reeder said...

lovely photos! Our autumn was glorious this year, too. With a storm expected tonight, the lingering beauty will finally be gone.

Pauline said...

beautiful - both words and photos! Thanks, Tabor!

Barb said...

Your fall there is just spectacular. It seems fall is so brief here in CO - it's nice to enjoy yours vicariously.