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Sunday Stills: A Celebration of #Leaves

How is it November first already? This morning, here in the US, we set the clocks back to end daylight saving time. Lighter in the morning, darker at night, but I am glad to get that hour back! This week’s Sunday Stills challenge theme is all about leaves. No matter where you live, you may …

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From tree to tree for "Sunday Trees"

Sunday Trees: Autumn’s Transformation

As long as it is autumn, you will see a few more autumn-themed posts from me, and today is no exception. Both images are from my front and back yards. That redwood was planted 28 years ago (from a seedling I received at Cal Expo State Fair). It is the tallest tree in the neighborhood …

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Layers of Yellow Leaves

Layers of Autumn

As the autumnal equinox makes its mark today on the Northern Hemisphere, (Fall is here), I'm sharing these photos of layers of leaves. Fall is my favorite time of year, and this week the unseasonably cool weather brought a hint of Autumn to Northern California. I am so ready. I got some good news this …

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Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower quote

Seasonal Sensations Link Party Round-Up: Autumn Leaves

The Seasonal Sensations Link-Up is now extended! Instead of a limited weekly link-up, bloggers can share their Autumn-inspired posts and photos through December 10th! We had a nice turn-out for the first link-up. Each post showed fantastic photos of autumn leaves! Please take a moment and visit their blogs! Idaho Bluebird  Terri's Seasonal Sensations Challenge Smiling …

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fall leaves from a macro perspective

Autumn Leaves: Macro Moments Week 18

Autumn is my favorite time of year. I take loads of photos of all sorts of configurations of leaves. In October, while taking a walk around my brother-in-law's neighborhood in Spokane, Washington, (where autumn was in full swing), instead of looking up at leaves on trees, I looked down. This is what I saw. I …

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“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, Fluttering from the Autumn tree.” -Emily Bronte

Every Leaf Speaks Bliss to Me: Seasonal Sensations Link Party

I took this image while visiting in Spokane, Washington in October where Fall was in its peak. I love Autumn, don't you? In fact I love it so much, I have created a link-up just for your seasonal photos! I also added this lovely quote by Emily Bronte. Welcome to my new link party Seasonal Sensations!  We …

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Creation’s Carpet

Northern California still has trees full of beautiful autumn leaves. It is STILL technically autumn. Haiku for Leaves Leaves blushed with color Creating nature’s carpet Winter’s rest is here. Creation's Carpet Wind blown autumn leaves Fall with joy to final rest. Creation’s carpet I know both haikus sound similar, but I liked them 🙂 If …

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Photography 101: More Autumn Leaves

I can't really explain why I am so obsessed with Autumn. I love the colors of the trees--the yellows, golds, reds and browns against the few remaining greens. After a long hot summer, Autumn brings cooler temperatures, shorter days and the promise of a crackling fire in the fireplace. Autumn also ushers in the holiday …

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