Tuesday, October 27, 2009

random / planned


L - iphone / T - Nikon

"Fiery colors begin their yearly conquest of the hills, propelled by the autumn winds. Fall is the artist." 
- Takayuki Ikkaku

This morning there was autumn magic on the lawn – the winds and rain carrying the russet, amber and tangerine-orange leaves down to blanket the ground in a mosaic of color – a work of art really. By this afternoon there will be a thick carpet of color atop the emerald grass and the soft pine straw beds. I will feel a strong desire to rake them up and jump in them – taking me back to childhood. But... I'm too old and besides, it's raining. I'll be satisfied to rustle my feet through them and kick them in the air. / this past weekend we had perfect weather - it got me in the mood for carving a pumpkin. i had the idea all in my head and even sketched it out before i started. i can't say it turned out exactly like i planned but it looks great all lit up. i'll show you that later. : )

12 comments:

S. Etole said...

Such a beautifully colorful time of year.

Mary said...

i LOVE your website!!!! so glad I found you!
I have linked to you, on my photo blog..roguelens.blogspot.com

:: elk :: said...

LOVE pEaCe & leaves...that is what this day is all about and i agree!

Line said...

It's fun to see two views, lovely shots!!

Char said...

beautiful fall shots!

georgia b. said...

l., i took an almost identical photo on sunday. it was like the ground was a canvas. love it!

t., that is such a unique carving design. it's got to look so neat at night lit up. i hope you post a pic of that, too!

Relyn said...

As always, you two are an amazing pair.

Gayle said...

I love to rustle through the fall leaves! T, do show us your pumpkin lit!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I feel like I haven't had a proper opportunity to experience fall at it's finest. The here weather hasn't been ideal when we've been home, and now our area is past its prime :(

I still had fun this month, but nothing that included the wondrous beauty of fall....

nadia said...

oh i love when the wind scatters leaves all about!

Jewels said...

Yes!!! I love the carpets of leaves this time of year.

Relyn said...

Oh, Leslye! Your words are a poem this time. Nothing but a poem.

footnote

The photos on the left are taken by me, Leslye, the mother. The photos on the right are taken by my daughter, Taylor – unless otherwise noted. Comments are always welcome. thanks
If you care to visit, I, Leslye, have another blog - AutumnSun where I ramble around different paths and pleasures of my own.