Posts Tagged ‘fall’

Under the Ash tree, 251014

October 31, 2014

Under the Ash tree swing the little one, and I.

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The ash tree’s grown so gracefully; the leaves peep at the sky.

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Others also take their turn on this quickly-strung-up swing.

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Swinging in the cool, crisp weather means joy in everything!

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Pumpkin Farm, 191014

October 21, 2014

D and I took the children to a pumpkin farm, while A studied for her exams.

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There were pumpkins everywhere, in huge heaps.

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I caught some munchkins amongst the pumpkins:

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The name of this company is Shaffer and Son!

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I enjoyed seeing the Halloween-themed displays:

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Such pretty gourds!

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We met a few people who had apparently passed on:

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The children, of course, had a great time!

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Here they are in the “fort”:

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Boys will always be rambunctious, and girls will always look on!

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Halloween can be a heavy pumpkin!

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There were several ticketed rides.

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There were a lot of old farm implements, and vehicles, too.

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Oooh, Bonnie and Clyde!

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I never knew I could find tigers (and that, too, a white tiger!) in Missouri…

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I liked the persistence of this sign.

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We went home in the setting sun:

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This is my favourite picture from the evening. Golden autumn moments of childhood….

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click here

for the FB album of photographs.

Here’s wishing those of you who celebrate it, a happy Halloween!

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The fires of fall

October 12, 2014

Fall is a time when red seems to appear everywhere, amongst the green.

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Leaves turn into rubies:

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The brown tree-trunks are studded with gems:

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It seems as if the fires are warming the trees one last time, before the cold, and the monochromes of winter, set in.

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Truly, the fires of fall could be called the flames of the forest.

Decay

October 26, 2013

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A house in which no one lives
Any more. Dead sere leaves
Floating, spent, on a pool
Of autumn rain. Shut windows,
Reflected in the parking
Reserved for a pastor
Who suffered from cancer,
And passed away: whose wife,
Now the pastor, struggles
With health, herself.
What was once live, and green, and young
Passes into the waiting arms
Of mortality.
There remains, only, the hope
That the cycle will start
Once again, and the sap will rise
In a new spring, a house alive
With a family, and the parishioners
Renew their faith.

Which one do you like the best?

October 7, 2013

I find that I take the shots, but am often not able to decide which is the good shot and which ones can be discarded.

Here are three photos I took of trees “crowned by the colours of Fall”:

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The second:

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The third:

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Obviously, the distance in each is different. Which would YOU prefer? Let me know.

The seasons

September 20, 2013

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The first leaf
Has fallen, and lies
In colourful splendour
On its own, in the pathway.
Yet another season is upon us;
So do the days go on
Heedless of human need, or emotion.
The Earth tilts away from the Sun.
And then towards it.
We are budding leaves, we spring forth
In green. We show other colours.
We then turn sere, and fall
To be covered, and erased from memory
By the first snow.
We return to the earth whence we took shape
And await another spring, to appear again.

What a cordful microphone can do…

March 31, 2008

Found this on the LJ of sriniram

Can you believe that they don’t show what Brian did to the guy!

Fall in Winter

January 30, 2007

That is not a cryptic caption. I had gone for my usual walk, when I lost my footing, perhaps on this patch of ice and grime, and fell. After two weeks, the golf ball over my right eyebrow is a marble, and the black eye looks more like insomnia and less like one of those comic book illustrations that we all laugh at. But, having picked myself up, I realized that the road and the edge of the pavement (er, sidewalk), made a picture that appealed to me….here it is, a study in brown and white:

Study in brown and white...grime in the snow

Fall…and Winter

January 17, 2007

Here’s Fall…

that's Fall...

and here’s Winter!

that's winter!

The difference is, the coloration in the leaves and their dropping off is part of the tree’s life; but the ice is not good for the tree, and often, branches break off with the brittleness, or due to the weight of the ice.

But the fall colours and the frost are both amazing….

What wrote

October 22, 2006

I loved this tanka:

asakiyume ([info]asakiyume) wrote in [info]just_tanka,
@ 20061011 14:15:00

aki koromo

by the maple’s feet,
a cast-off robe of crimson.
Who is the lover
for whom she chose the color,
Who gently then unclothed her?