October - Autumn Leaves

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    The cold Michigan nights of October cause the forest to come alive with the most vibrant colors of the year. The air is delicious with the smell of Autumn leaves, and you can hear the rustle of squirrels busily gathering fallen acorns in preparation for the looming Winter. On this day, after the Sunday storms ended, it was a perfect day for a hike.

    Explore 10/26/2008 #37

    blogged: www.absolutemichigan.com/dig/michigan/the-week-for-novemb...

    blogged: pragmanticism.blogspot.com/

    blogged: www.1000wordsmeme.com/2009/11/01/prompt-number-forty/

    Nature's first green is gold,
    Her hardest hue to hold
    Her early leaf's a flower;
    But only so an hour.
    Then leaf subsides to leaf.
    So Eden sank to grief,
    So dawn goes down to day.
    Nothing gold can stay.

    "Nothing Gold Can Stay"
    Robert Frost, 1923

    photo used here: daddu.net/this-damn-beautiful-autumn-fall-in-photographs/

    1Cher, Marina Castillo, nasunto, and 71 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. ShutterByMe 77 months ago | reply

      Lovely fall shot!

      You've enchanted me! Seen in:
      Royal Gazebo at Nymphenburg

    2. jimflix! 77 months ago | reply

      I like your "shoe-cam" or bug's-eye-view shots, and this one's really cool, like a bunch of bugs climbed on each other's shoulders to survey the scene.

    3. l.gallier 77 months ago | reply

      Beautiful! You have made the light and colors work perfectly in this.

      Seen in the group"Enchanted Ambiance - Invited Images Only - Post 1/Comment 3" (?)

    4. Jennifer_4444 77 months ago | reply

      Wow - unique perspective that makes the shot!!! Gorgeous - I've got to try that!

    5. abmich 77 months ago | reply

      Beautiful! Your photo is featured on Absolute Michigan - The Week for November 3-9

    6. siskokid 77 months ago | reply

      Great angle...Beautiful shot!
      This wonderful photo was seen in Michigan Woods Water and Nature!. Thank you for sharing your Michigan adventures.

    7. farlane 77 months ago | reply

      Hey - you stole this from me and Michigan in Pictures, Mitten Boy!! ;)

      Love this photo Todd.

    8. Marina Castillo 77 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called El Otoño, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. ali.Oli 75 months ago | reply

      What a wonderful photo!

    10. Kimberly Kling (Joyful Roots) 73 months ago | reply

      incredible, incredible light!

    11. Kim.Kozlowski 71 months ago | reply

      I love the perspective here. Beautiful. This is a really amazing set. What a great project idea and so well executed.

    12. Tov Photography 69 months ago | reply

      what a Nice Shot:) Congratulations!
      you have been invited to join
      *★ Beautiful Shot ★

    13. Ironmonger 65 months ago | reply

      autumns rain to earth now falls
      to cover ground as winter calls
      but this rain is dry and all colours bright
      when wind does blow a wondrous sight
      yellows reds and golden hue's
      as the trees in autumn their leaves now loose
      they blanket earth with rustling drifts
      as children play their spirit lifts
      but as winter calls and colder days
      their thoughts will turn to winter plays
      but autumn leaves are home to some
      as animals and birds for food will come
      the insects there will feed them all
      when winters snow now soon will fall
      the squirrel hides his food in there
      but find i later he doesn't care
      for he'll eat all he finds even when hid by another
      as those unearth the food that he did cover

      poem by ironmonger

    14. CaptPiper 64 months ago | reply

      Nicely done!

    15. sjb4photos 61 months ago | reply

      Fantastic point of view here.

    16. 54StorminWillyGJ54 60 months ago | reply

      The lighting and perspective are wonderful!

    17. forestlady 55 months ago | reply

      Still as beautiful as the first time I saw it.

    18. www.ForestWander.com 42 months ago | reply

      Every autumn leaf has its own story to tell.

      Amazing how the patterns and colors of each of the autumn leaves is unique and beautiful.

      The autumn season is my favorite time of year.

      I like your fall pictures. I will look forward to seeing more of them soon.

      Feel free to submit your Fall Foliage Pictures to Flickrs BESTAutumn Leaves and Fall Foliage Pictures Group.

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