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Monday, October 10, 2011

Our World Tuesday: Sunday morning walk


The trees are very slowly changing to their fall clothes although many are still in summer frocks.

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While I was walking on Sunday I kept looking for the fall/autumn colors.
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Sometimes when I looked up I would see the top leaves changing.
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I like the mix of colors when it almost looks like paint is thrown up to catch a few leaves.
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There were still plenty of wildflowers on the trial I was walking on.
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I don't know if they were catching anything but there were quite a few people fishing on the boat house dock at Shelley Lake.
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The Canada Geese were grazing in the dried flowers.
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I think the leaves that dropped into the lake made a colorful spot for the duck that was swimming.
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I love this time of year when it's cool enough to walk without getting hot but not so cold that I have to bundle up.
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It's noticeable how few water birds are out compared to when it was still summer.
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I was surprised that there weren't more people walking at the lake because it was a perfect day for me.
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Some people were probably waiting to walk in the afternoon when it was warmer.
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There are more and more trees that are fully changed into fall attire.
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There are a lot of evergreens at the lake that will stay green but there are many more trees that have yet to change colors.
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Can you tell I'm a little obsessive about the fall changes.
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Fall is definitely my favorite season. I like it even better than spring.
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18 comments:

aka Penelope said...

I, too, love fall even more than I love spring. There is something promising about the season as its awesome colors creep into the environment. Tourists, visitors and fun seekers scatter away a little and life seems quieter and more inspiring. The duck encircled by water with its many reflections seems as utterly content with autumn as we are. :)

lissa said...

I'm looking at trees to see them changing colors but it hasn't happen yet, not like the trees you have there. looks to be a peaceful walk.

ewok1993 said...

It was a perfect day out here too Carver. I was attending a housewarming, but managed to get a couple of people join me walk around the block after partaking of the good food she prepped.

I am joining this week's Our World. Pls sign me in again, thanks.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

those are stunning shots and the fall colours are amazing!
i'm really impressed!

i too love the changes in nature during the fall season.

dropping by through eileen's site.

ladyfi said...

What a great walk. I really like the gradual change of colours that heralds autumn.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. Your lake are always scenic.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous captures for the day, Carver, I love the shots taken around the lake in particular! They are truly breathtaking! Thank you for taking us on such a wonderful walk in your lovely world! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I could have written this post Carver -- except, you know, not as well and not with such beautiful pictures ;>)

It surprised me how much like Oregon your pictures are. And the weekend was lovely here with similar temperatures (but today it is pouring rain).

The Fall color here too is just barely starting to show up.

EG Wow said...

Fall is such a lovely time of year, I agree. It looks like autumn is just beginning there. :)

eileeninmd said...

I love the fall colors and the pretty trees too. Carver, your photos and the lake are beautiful. Great shots.

Al said...

What a beautiful area, great shots. Fall is well on its way to winter here!

SandyCarlson said...

Such beautiful colors in your region. So lush.

Indrani said...

Falls do give out magical colors, yes sometimes more enchanting than spring. Beautiful series.

Lesley said...

Fall walks are usually so enjoyable, with the crisp air and the changing leaves. This year, we had a HOT Thanksgiving, which was just too incongruous!

Arija said...

You sound to be sitting on pins and needles waiting for the big show. Fall is definitely my favourite season as well and I glory in all I see in the northern hemisphere blogs. I would love to walk in your forest.

Ebie said...

Oh, I love those leaves and colored too, floating the lake! A beautiful Autumn day!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the walk! My favorite mile marker is a few yards down Jeans Road (that one I walk all the time along the wetlands) -- it says '3 miles' (I think that's from town) -- but I always pretend I've walked 3 miles!

Jackie said...

I am envious of your Fall tree colours, most of our trees lose their leaves due to high winds before they have a chance to change colour. I remember the glorious colours of Fall from my time in the USA, in Washington State, and when we passed through West Virginia travelling east at Fall time, it was a wonderful sight to top a rise and see the gorgeous expanse of colour before us. Lovely photo's.

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