Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fall…. into winter?

Every notice how some years the leaves are just so beautifully colored in the fall that it takes your breath away.  I am sure there must be a scientific reason for this abundance of reds, yellows, orange and maroons, but if there is I am not the one who knows it.

Of late the weather here in the Old Dominion is absolutely gorgeous.  The skies are bluer than blue and the leaves are simply awesome.  So, almost daily, after I complete my overwhelming list of chores, I grab little Maddie (my Jack Russell Terrier) and head out down a rustic trail with camera in hand.

I snap a few photos of the great blue heron, almost step on a toad…and a venomous copperhead snake but enjoy every breath I take.  I arrive home, refreshed and renewed.

When I return home I step onto my back deck and spy some more autumn color.  I snap yet another photo.  Later, as I check out the photos, I realize that just beyond the gorgeous yellow leaves tinged with red is the hint of winter and holidays to come.

Do you see it???  


maddyrose said...

Beautiful photos Crystal. I'd have probably stepped on the toad and tripped over the snake if I'd been there. Coming back from the market yesterday I was sorry I didn't have my camera along to photgraph some of the autumn colors. I love this time of year and only wish it lasted longer.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful photos Crystal how lucky you are to have so gorgeousness around you. Can't see the holidays unfortunately as Greece is not allowed any this year or in fact for the foreseeable future !

Take care.


❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

Love your nature pictures!


craftattack said...

Lovely photos, except perhaps of the snake! Winter is really coming nearer, the nights here are really frosty, the mornings misty - November! Valerie

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Beautiful photography! Yes, even the snake. I hope you used a telephoto lens for that one! I do see the holiday sign in the last picture.

Diana Evans said...

Hello Crystal!!!! I love these photos and this time of year...but now I am longing to make our first snowman!!! so bring on the snow!!!

Daniella said...

I have seen the winter already, we had 8+ inches a week or so ago! AND no power too! I love the change of seasons, which is why I don't think I could live any other place, but this year has been madness with a hurricane and snow in October.
I LOVE your pictures. And your awesome tale of your walk!

Gwen Hughes said...

It is a magical time of year.
Gwen xx

Magic Love Crow said...

Love the photos! But, I could do without the snake, sorry! You are brave! I see the holiday sign in the last picture ;o)

Jehanne's doodles said...

Gorgeous photos Crystal. I can't believe you saw a venous snake. I think I would have freaked at that. Hope you have a great day :)

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