More Fall foliage… with a cruel twist

Fall colorsWe have a stand of trees along the edge of the woods that took my breath away the other day.  Of course, a photo takes away the personal human element we bring to seeing something.  I learned that a long time ago while photographing distant sailboats…  but that’s another post.  Suffice it to say that the camera captures what is there without all the experiences that are behind the human eye.  So when the sun was shining on this stand of trees, to my mind it was spectacular.  The photo is still lovely and captures the essence of what my mind saw.

DSCN1080And then this morning, we woke to snow.  We all know it’s coming, it’s just rather early.  And we know it won’t be sticking around long and is just a foreshadowing of things to come – at least we hope so.  Our little town would be in dire straits were it not for “the mountain”.  We got about 2″ of soggy, wet stuff.

first snow

This poor little garden frog looks frigid.  Guess it’s time to bring him in… or knit him a sweater and an afghan.

snowy garden frog

Most of the snow is melted now, except for some sheltered patches in the woods.  There was even a silly robin in the yard who must not have gotten the memo that winter is on the way.  He had a little suitcase with him though.  Guess he’ll be headed out soon.

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2 Responses to “More Fall foliage… with a cruel twist”


  1. 1 sue October 14, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    I’m sorry for your early dusting and warning of things to come. I think your pictures are really beautiful. Hopefully you’ll get a little Indian summer before the real thing sets in. Time to squirrel away more yarn and wood. Remember, come see us in Feb when you are really knee deep in it. (The pool and spa will be finished by then)

  2. 2 Norma October 20, 2009 at 8:39 am

    I haven’t taken any good fall pictures.I don’t think it’s a good year for foliage in my neck of the woods. Yours are beautiful. I love your frog statue!
    We had about an inch of snow here while I was in Houston, but most of my flowers survived.


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