Thursday, December 02, 2021

Just Some Natural Thoughts

Today I have to order Christmas cards. Well, I don't HAVE to, but it is tradition and we all are a little compelled by that. Early this morning I will post some of my favorite fall photos. Some photoshopped and some right out of the camera. Seven days of autumn marching toward December.
Fall is the time to stretch your neck and look to the blue of the sky as it compliments the orange of the oak leaves.  They are just above waving goodbye.

If you are lucky enough to live near some water the angle of the sun hitting the water and then bouncing to the underside of the leaves is a natural painting.

Autumn is also crispy and crunchy and demands movement to keep warm.  Above is my son walking his dog.  This obligation has been his salvation during COVID.

Once again the sun paints golden colors on the water and artists study their palettes to capture this hue.

In spite of all the challenges of life, I can kiss the day goodby from my deck as the sun kisses the underside of the leaves of our trees.

My walk to the river's edge reveals verbena seeds against the orange leaves hanging like black rubies just over my head.

It is all a tease because once the sun is down, we can see gray winter advancing with its power. Upon reflection, with climate change, I happily welcome this colder weather.  The earth cannot survive without the yin and the yang.


  1. What lovely autumn photos, and I couldn't tell which was photoshopped. They are all gorgeous, take your breath away this is what autumn means!

  2. That last photo is so soothing. The autumn colours are gorgeous too.

  3. Thank you for this lovely post.
    The last leaves are lingering here, with flashes of gold briefly lit up by the occasional sun. As winter comes I will miss the color.

  4. Great statement in the last sentence to make us aware of climate change on a very basic level.

  5. Your autumn colors may not last long, but they are so beautiful.

  6. I fear we have already grossly imbalanced the yin and the yang. Yet we still don't pay sufficient is very sad.

  7. I would be happy to be teased like that again for another week or two.

  8. lovely stuff indeed. Yes, they gave us these spikey trees, and most of them are not really happy here. Small leaves, starting late, that sort of thing. I miss the Alders that used to line the yard. I am enjoying your colorful glory.

  9. Love the fall colors in those photos, very nice! Even though we are still having fall weather, most of the leaves have lost their color, so when I see a bright yellow or orange one, it really stands out among the drabness of winter. One big wind storm and they will be gone, then let the raking begin!


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