Monday, November 9, 2009

Fall Color

One of the great things about living in the Midwest is the potential for a truly beautiful change of seasons. When everything works the way it is supposed to, fall is one of the most glorious and beautiful seasons of the year. The air turns crisp, the leaves change color, birds gather to fly south, and so on.

And it is those changing colors that really make fall remarkable.

I wanted to share a few photos I captured of the colors around our yard.

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All it takes is a few cold days, some good rainfalls, and the leaves fall to the ground. The trees become bare and you get your first glimpses of winter. A reminder of what is just around the corner.

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But for now, we will continue to enjoy the last few leaves that are hanging on. For now, we will relish the sunny, breezy days. For now, we will cherish our open windows. For now, we will continue to soak in all that autumn has to offer.

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8 comments:

smiles4u said...

Very beautiful! Because of our cold wet fall we didn't have the beautiful change of colors like we normally do and what we did have didn't last for long. Thanks for sharing yours!

Unknown Mami said...

It's beautiful. We get a little bit of color change, but nothing like that. Not even close.

mimbles said...

Gorgeous photos Liz.

Garret of Jim and Garret said...

Ahhhhh, nature. It's just so natural. Beautiful photos.

Karen said...

Amazing photos. It's pictures like that that make me *almost* miss living somewhere that has seasons.

And thank you so much for your help and support on my fund raising efforts!

Kori said...

It has been so incredibly beautiful here, too, that on SAturday I just basked.

Heather said...

those are some gorgeous colors. i think that this has been the first fall in a long time that i have really just stopped and enjoyed it!

:)

Mrs4444 said...

wow! They're all nice, but that last one? WOW!