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Monday, October 31, 2011

Leaves of Change


Monday afternoon, I found out that The Inspiration Studio site would be closing.
Thus, I am going to republish my iStudio contribution here on my blog.

Lately, I've been thinking about change and how it is so much a part of our lives.
Sometimes change is huge, hard to reconcile, or heartbreaking -
 kids going off to college, dear friends moving out of state,
or loved ones passing away.
While other times it is subtle and sneaks up on us -
seasonal changes in sun angle and day length, the slow aging of our spouse's face,
or those extra pounds that we've put on..... where did they come from?

Where I live in the far north, we are seeing the change from autumn
 to our longest season, winter.
Although I love the beauty that each season holds, I covet autumn.
The light, the delicate coolness, the color - especially the color -
it all delights me.
Autumn is my favorite season!
Since I'm not quite ready to let it go,
I will share a bounty of leaves with you today.







 Happy Halloween to you!
Wishing you lots of treats.



35 comments:

One said...

Wonderful colors on these leaves. Wishing you lots of treats too!

Lui said...

Fall shots really make me feel special.
Much like Halloween.
Have a special week!

Roshanda "ShonEjai" Glenn said...

I love the feeling of the the first shot. Very dramatic and beautiful. Well done!

Torunn said...

Beautiful pictures of various autumn leaves. great!

Merike said...

Truly so cute autum leafs and colors. I really enjoying!

Marcie said...

Gorgeous colors in these leaves!! As we just had our first snow...Autumn is too quickly passing.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Gorgeous tones, especially in that second shot.

Happy Halloween to you!

Nadege, said...

Autumn is such a magic season when it comes to colors and textures. I especially love the last shot.

Nick said...

Beautiful shots of autumn leaves. Love-em!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Oh my gosh, incredible photos!! Love the season we're in right now....couldn't BE more colorful.

EYE spy!! is my link for today.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful autumn leaves and lovely details. Beautiful !

Ruth said...

really beautiful shots, I love the second one especially (the link's you have are disabled to the other people's sites, I wasn't sure you knew):)

Anne said...

Such gorgeous photos. Thank you for sharing them!

Sherri B. said...

Absolutely beautiful...

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful fall images!

Rosie said...

These are absolutely wonderful, Anna!

lisa said...

These photographs are just beautiful Anna.
I especially love the first one. It looks like you were just kind of peeking through, seeing all that beauty.

Thank you so much for sharing these today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful evening and a Happy Halloween!

lisa.

Ms. Becky said...

ooh ooh, my favorite is the last. I bet that leaf has thought of itself as being the ugly one, but not so. you've made it extraordinary and beautiful. I love them all. I hope you have a wonderful week Anna. thanks for the inspiration.

Jamie said...

Such gorgeous pictures and your i-Studio post was amazing. I find it telling that the last post I saw on there before I heard from Kim was one about change. Isn't it funny how things work out sometimes.

Ida said...

Lovely Autumn Leaf photos. That 1st photo is gorgeous.

ELK said...

beautiful leaves ..happy to stop by this glorious autumn day !

Hilda R.B said...

The autumn is beautiful in your photos. Amazing job!

EG Wow said...

Lovely images of the beauty of autumn.

Lynn Richards said...

Oh, Anna. I'm so sorry to hear Inspiration Studio is closing, but I'm happy to still come here and be inspired. Your photos are lovely. I can just smell the beautiful, clear air from fall!
xo
lynn

April Cole said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL *sigh*

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Next to summer, Autumn is my second fav. So many colorful leaves -- just lovely. Thank you so much for stopping by today, Anna. I appreciate it. :)

maccandace said...

You so make me wish we had autumn here, just glorious.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Each photo is beautiful Anna, signs of change everywhere. The second photo is stunning. The light, moss and colours are so wonderful.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Spring & Autumn is my favorites... Love the weather during those times! Wonderful captures =)

Karin M. said...

Wonderful photos...lovely Autumn...
LG: Karin

S. Etole said...

What autumn grandeur!

urban muser said...

the detail in these photos is wonderful!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Breathtaking.. Coming from Lisa G.

Barb said...

Inspirational photography and words . . .

Kia said...

Wow, Anna, autumn is glorious in your part of the world! My fave season as well.

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