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Friday, October 17, 2014

Peak Color

 
I know everyone is showing fall colors right now, but I can't help it! This is what makes me joyful today, and that's what this blog is about. I think today was probably the peak color. It started raining mid-afternoon and that will bring the leaves down quickly. In fact, the last four pictures were taken in the rain, which should give you an idea of how great the color is!

This one is about two miles from my house. The main road has quite a few places with great mixed trees. I think this kind of stand is my favorite.

fall colors

Even an ordinary city street looks great with natural seasonal decor.

fall colors

The next two were taken on Nurenburg Road on the way to Nordhouse Dunes. No, I didn't get to go play. I had a case to do out that way. But it is all wooded, and really, you could just take a picture every 50 feet and they'd all be good. I picked a couple that came out best given the rain and the light.

fall colors

The monochrome effect is always awesome. This next one is softer, but I like the way the road opening glows.

fall colors

I stopped and went back to catch this stand of willows swaying in the breeze.

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While I was taking the pictures a donkey serenaded me. Immediately an old Girl Scout round popped into my head that I hadn't thought of in decades! "Sweetly sings the donkey/ at the break of day./ If you do not feed him / This is what he'll say / Heehaw, heehaw, heehaw, heehaw, heehaw." That's my intellectual contribution for the day.

Finally, This is in by my own driveway! Not bad. Sumac and grape vines.

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I head for work in a few hours, and hope to sleep away most of tomorrow. See you then. (Although I hope to sneak in a tiny adventure in the afternoon.)

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12 comments:

The Furry Gnome said...

Looks like bailouts colours to me! Great pix.

rainfield61 said...

There are gold everywhere.

This is the richest season.

Ann said...

I never get tired of seeing the fall colors. It will be gone all too soon.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous Autumn colors and images. Happy weekend!

vanilla said...

Very nice presentation of one of the reasons we love fall!

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John Sealander said...

Beautiful Fall colors! This is my favorite time of year...

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Lin said...

I always feel sorry for those who do have have fall colors where they live. Oh, the cool crisp air and the smell of wet leaves! It just can't be beat.

These are GREAT photos, Sharkey!

RNSANE said...

Definitely worth being out and about, even if it's raining. The reward of those fabulous colors is such a treat. The rain will make short order of those spectacular displays if it keeps coming down.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello sharkbytes its dennis the vizsla dog hay wot grayt fall kolors!!! dada always sez fall wuz his fayvrit time of yeer bak in the mithikal land of noo york!!! ok bye

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