Monday, October 15, 2012

The Color of Autumn


 "The special gift of frosty days comes now; time to lay down the household tasks and shut the door on routine. For every October, when I see the trees over the meadow, I think, "I shall not look upon her like again." And every October is different, strange with new beauty."   ~Gladys Taber

 
"How beautifully leaves grow old.  How full of light and color are their last days."   ~John Burroughs
   

"Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn."
  ~Elizabeth Lawrence
 
 I'm enjoying fall and the colorful trees all around my town.
 I feel like I want to just sit on the ground in the midst of the falling leaves and pull the beauty of the season around me much like a cozy quilt on a chilly night.  To keep me warm against the cold and gray winter that is surely coming soon.  
 
      The weather is wonderful after the welcome rain over the weekend and it's hard to stay inside.  So, today I'll do a little road tripping and get a few errands done.  Maybe I'll even snap a few more fall scenes.  Happy Monday to you!
 
Until next time...

21 comments:

  1. So pretty! It really is a great time of year to do errands and take photos/

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  2. Good Morning Cheryl! Beautiful pictures and the quotes and your thoughts on Fall are awesome!! It sounds like you are feeling better if you are going to do errands and some road tripping-so happy you are kicking that bug to the curb! And YES!!! We did get rain, just a teeny bit over two inches!!! I was so happy I didn't know what to do. I just sat and watched it.. :) I was just getting on the puter to send you an email. I had seen your post about rain....
    Take care Cheryl!!!!

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  3. Beautiful tree. I just love Fall. And, I'm so glad that you got rain.

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  4. Lovely post!

    And I am so glad that you feel better enough, to make a little road trip!!!

    "Auntie"

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  5. It's looking very pretty in your area. We are currently having a torrential downpour.
    Enjoy your day out.

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  6. your blog looks so festive and fallish. beautiful trees. when I was a teen my favorite thing to do was rake the leaves because daddy let me burn them. i love the smell of burning leaves in the cold air

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  7. Morning Cheryl....breathtaking the colors of the trees, so so pretty....Thanks for sharing....Blessings Francine.

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  8. beautiful images - and beautiful imagery in your words. pulling a blanket around you - perfect.

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  9. Gorgeous fall colours! I love the flame colour of the sugar maples. My favourites. Beautiful post!

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  10. How many ways can you say WoW! I have zero color in New Jersey but I can't wait!

    These are just gorgeous, I love that shade of red!

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  11. Very pretty! Great Glady Taber quote!

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  12. I am in love with these colors! Lucky you, our trees haven't begun to turn yet.
    Carolyn

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  13. I have to say of all the fall leaves I have seen - yours are the prettiest.

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  14. Your blog is so festive and pretty! Your trees are so gorgeous! I wish our trees looked just like yours. :)
    Hope you are all better!

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  15. Found this so completely charming...

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  16. If would be fun and relaxing to just sit on the ground and let the leaves fall around you. Wonderful!

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  17. I'm really shocked we've had such a pretty fall after the terrible drought. But this has been one of the prettiest, central MO has had in a while.

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  18. Just lovely fall pictures. I love the fall with it's many colors. We had such a beautiful drive up in the canyons not long ago and I loved it.
    Blessings!

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  19. Your autumn leaves are so vibrant and beautiful!

    The pretty fall colors have run their course around here. I think the drought made for the short stay of lively colors.

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  20. Autumn is my favourite time of the year. So your photos are special treat!

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