Friday, 9 November 2012

Last few leaves still hanging on....

"Not waving but drowning"
Can you see the big fat red buds ready to burst forth again in the spring?
......until their final descent to the ground.

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  1. Hello Rosemary, A country road covered with fall leaves and bordered by an old stone wall, with views into the gently rolling terrain of the woods--you have made us all happy today.
    --Road to Parnassus

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    1. Hello Jim - that is a lovely thing to say, thank you.
      The red leaves were taken in our garden this week, and sadly they are all now on the ground.

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  2. Gorgeous pictures Rosemary! And love your editing. Great to be surrounded by this beautiful nature. We have to drive four hours to the Netherlands to see something similar ;-) Enjoy it Rosemary. Have a great weekend.
    Bye,
    Marian

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    1. Dear Marian - thank you, pleased that you liked the photos. The red leaves were in my garden this week, but today I noticed that they have all fallen to the ground. Enjoy your weekend too.

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  3. Dear Rosemary, You are a marvelous photographer, and one thing I especially appreciate about your pictures is the great compositions. Of this grouping, I particularly see that in the fourth from the bottom, with all the leaves in the foreground. What a stunning image!

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    1. Dear Mark - thank you, and what a very kind comment to make. That photo required a bit of knee work, so I appreciate the fact that you enjoyed it.

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  4. How wonderfully beautiful is nature. Here are all these magnificent trees in all their splendor..showing off their different hues and leaves .. tree trunks in shapes and forms.
    the forest floor looks like a carpet.
    I see the little buds forming.
    Your photos are stunning Rosemary a captivating post, thank you.
    val

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    1. Thank you Val for your lovely comments. We went to a lecture at the Fine Art Society we belong to yesterday; the little town in the valley below where we live is surrounded by beech woods. I just wanted to capture them before it all vanishes for another year.

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  5. You know the significance of waving a white flag? Well these electric scarlet leaves have to mean just the opposite, "I do not surrender!" I love the effect you've added to your 10th photo, nice frame for the central tree and of course your last shot is visual poetry.

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    1. Dear Rosemary - I just love the way you add an extra dimension with your words - you have given the little red leaf so much more significance - thank you. His final surrender was during the last 24 hours - that is until next year of course - the marvel of nature.

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  6. Isn't Autumn wonderful? Terrific colours and compositions. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thanks Marie - Autumn is wonderful, in fact nature is amazing, the way she goes through this whole process ready to begin again in the Spring.

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  7. Such glorious colours, Rosemary. Still some leaves on the trees even up here in the far North, though the wind may soon put paid to them. Sigh....

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    1. It has been a wonderful autumn for leaf colour this year. I just wanted to catch them in their last breath before they finally disappear.

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  8. Rosemary -your pictures are so beautiful, it's sad autumn will soon be over and everything bare but in the meantime it's wonderful to appreciate the colour of each leaf just as your pictures do!
    Sarah x

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    1. Dear Sarah - this week as been wonderful with its wall to wall sunshine and blue skies as I am sure it has been with you too. It delays that winter feeling for a little bit longer - glad you enjoyed the photos. I wanted to get a final capture of the leaves before the bare branches appear.

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  9. Dear Rosemary,
    You've reminded me why I adore the autumn so much-- what beautiful photos! You have an excellent eye for composition, and I have to agree with Mark here: my favorite is the photo with what looks like a perilously deep pile of leaves in the foreground...The texture and color remind me of those (16thC?) rooms panelled with elaborately tooled leather... Wonderful! I'm inspired to go out for a walk to enjoy crunching through the last leaves myself- thank you!
    Warm regards,
    Erika

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    1. Dear Erika - because the weather has been so dry the carpet of leaves are gloriously crisp and crunchy underfoot, just the way every little child loves them to be. If I had had a child with me I would have thrown then up in the air and watch them sail to the ground.
      Yes, I know the kind of tooled leather you are talking about, in fact a house very near here, Dryham, has leather wallhangings in its hall.
      Enjoy your walk.

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  10. Wonderful as always - just love autumn in Britain.

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    1. Thank you so much Susan, so pleased that you enjoyed a little reminder of autumn in Britain.

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  11. Hallo Rosemary!Excellent photos!Beautiful nature and colors!Lovely Autumn images!
    Wish you a wonderful weekend my friend!
    Dimi...

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    1. Hello Dimi - this Autumn has been wonderful with beautiful colouring on the leaves, but soon they will be no more.
      Enjoy your weekend too Dimi♥

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  12. The vibrant red looks beautiful against the blue sky! Hope your weather will stay fine.

    Happy weekend!

    Madelief x

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    1. Dear Madelief - this week we have had brilliant blue skies and the red leaves contrasted beautifully. Sadly the red leaves have fallen now, so it was a very short lived bit of beauty.

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  13. I would like to stay under the trees and I be in a crazy dance ! I could hear the noise of leaves under my feet ....and my eyes far away up !
    Lovely photos my friend ! You find always the way to travel me !
    Have a nice weekend !

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    1. Dear Olympia - I would love to see you doing a crazy dance with the leaves, I think I might come and join you, it would be fun. Take care♥

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  14. Very pretty, and those leaves are vibrant.

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    1. Sadly the red leaves have now fallen - but the marvel is that they will be back next year.

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  15. Beautiful scenery and excellent photographs of leaves!

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    1. Thanks Pamela - glad you enjoyed seeing them

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  16. Wow, Rosemary, I’m almost speechless with the fabulous multiple colors of autumn! Your photos are so fascinating as always. The coming and going of nature is represented by the tiny buds and falling leaves.

    Yoko

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    1. Dear Yoko - I had not noticed the buds until I was taking the close up photo of the red leaves. It was lovely to see a first sign of spring showing. Thank you for your lovely comment.

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  17. Beautiful shots Rosemary!
    You made me thing of
    "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower" by Camus

    Enjoy your Sunday : )

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    1. Thank you for that lovely quote Demie - so appropriate, I will remember it - thank you.

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  18. This autumn seems to us to be more colourful than usual! We were driving along a leafy road this morning, as the sun rose, when we spied an elderly gentleman, camera poised, snapping away at the side of the duel carriageway. Such beauty seems so precious, we want to capture it before it fades.

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    1. I heard somewhere that it is because of all the rain we had in the summer, and also the air has been very still which has kept the leaves hanging on for longer. I felt that I wanted to capture it so that can look at it again when the trees are bare.

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  19. Hi Rosemary,

    Your photos are beautiful and the colours just amazing.

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    1. Thanks Paula - I think I have to go out again and capture the very very last of the Beech woods.

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  20. Such beautiful pictures! Our leaves are all gone. It was so nice to see yours still looking lovely. Hope you have a wonderful week.

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    1. My red leaves have fallen, but the golden ones are still around, mainly because the air has been very calm without any wind. Nice to hear from you Lisa.

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  21. A beautifully executed Autumnal picturescope (It sounded right!) Rosemary. I did get a little dizzy on the blurred one which added to the effect perfectly.

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    1. Autumnal picturescope sounds good - the leaves have been exceptional this year - don't you think Paul?

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  22. Hello Rosemary!
    Awesome blog. Absolutely wonderful pictures.
    Interesting lines and posts.
    I came to you from Dani.
    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Dear Łucja-Maria - thanks for visiting, hope to see you again.

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