Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Look up!

I said those words to my three-year-old daughter last week as we were waiting for the school bus to bring her brother back home from kindergarten. Ever since I was a kid, I've thought that the best view of a tree was found by looking up through its branches, especially at this time of year, when the leaves have mostly fallen, leaving dark limbs silhouetted against the sky.

Yesterday was sunny and bright, a perfect day for gazing at these tree-skeletons, so I went outside with my camera and snapped a few shots. The first two are of the only tree in our front yard. There's something so dramatic and regal about it. I'm sure it would have some stories to tell.


 
 

The next shot is of my neighbor's trees. I love how delicate the branches seem, lacy against the sky—living poetry.


I'm sure it's no surprise that autumn is one of my favorite seasons. What do you enjoy most about fall?

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  1. I love this time of year as well, when I walk my dog round the park I spend most of the walk staring at the trees; some with no leaves, some with a few still hanging in there and some that don't lose their leaves at all. They're all beautiful to me.
    And the favourite part for my dog is all the leaf piles on the ground, perfect for him to run through! :)

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    1. Lovely! You've made me want to take a walk. :) If only I didn't have so much Thanksgiving cleaning to do...

      Have a happy day!

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  2. You made me want to get my camera out and take some pictures of our giant maple tree! Besides the obvious beauty of fall, I love the coziness of it as well. Sitting by the fire, reading a book.

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    1. Sounds wonderful! I also love how cozy this season can be.

      I bet that maple tree is majestic. :)

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  3. I love the colors of the leaves, and the smell outside. I like walking in the woods,too, and hearing the crunch of the leaves under my feet. I really like your pictures!

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    1. Thanks, Sherry. :)

      I love that autumn smell! I miss walking in the woods. I grew up in a rural area and used to look forward to those walks every fall.

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  4. love the pictures, this season definitely has a serene beauty to it

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  5. I was watching leaves fall this weekend. It was so wonderful, like snowfall. I love that we never get bored of nature's beauty. I've been watching leaves fall for thirty years, and I still get excited.

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    1. That's how I feel, too. No matter how many times I've gazed up into those tree branches, I never get tired of doing it. :)

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  6. Very cool...but give me the leaves on the trees and warm weather....or even hot weather...the cold and grey makes me sleepy.

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    1. It's a good thing I'm more of an indoor person, then. LOL ;)

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  7. Love those pictures! I'm a tree lover too. Autumn is my favorite season. I love the colors and falling leaves. I love the smell of it and the bite in the air.

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    1. Thanks! Nothing beats the smell of fall. :)

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  8. it's amazing how the leaves just go whoosh.

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    1. Yes—there one day, gone the next...

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  9. I love tree pictures too, laying on the grass looking up. Beautiful! I'm catching up on checking in w/ blogs and am so happy to read life is better. I love to read on planes. It makes the flight go faster...I'm not crazy about flying. :-) Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks, mare. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!

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  10. Great photos, Dana! I agree with you on looking at trees from below. So different and so beautiful!

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    1. It gives a new perspective, that's for certain!

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  11. love the view!
    love a sunny day in fall & surprisingly my bday is usually one of them! every year!

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    1. Thanks, Tara, and yay for sunny birthdays!

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  12. If I wasn't stuck in a walking boot that leaves my foot soaked, I would usually say puddles of rain. Autumn in Washington is wet and I love that! Love it more when I'm wearing two real (waterproof) shoes!

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    1. I love watching raindrops hit puddles. There's something comforting about it...

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    2. I think seeing it reminds me of my childhood. :)

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