Monday, October 28, 2013

Loving the final days of October

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        It was a gorgeous weekend of fall weather, so warm we were back to shorts and short sleeves, outside, outside, outside!  I walked and took pictures, knowing the time (and leaves) were fleeting, would be floating down soon.  Yesterday, a high of 70; today of 35.  It's snowing (or freezing rain) tonight.  I can hear the tap, tapping on the windows.  By Wednesday, the sun and warmer weather will return, but the view will again have changed.  


Roots below,
hopeful sending
messages up
leaves sprouting
giving shade
then color adding
-autumn's parade
          Linda Baie©All Rights Reserved

my neighborhood-click to enlarge

34 comments:

  1. Autumn's parade has arrived your way in all its glory, Linda - how grand and joyful!

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    1. It was a simply beautiful day-all of us were talking about it! Thanks, Tara!

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  2. Linda,
    Like you, I also enjoy seeing the beauty of the colors on parade! It is a magical sight to see and you've captured it well in your words and the pictures you shared with us! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks, Amy. I guess I would call it the last hurrah, see what we've got! November is rarely like that.

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  3. "I walked and took pictures, knowing the time (and leaves) were fleeting, would be floating down soon." This line conjures such beautiful images for me! Autumn is my favorite season!

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. It is my favorite too, although by the time spring comes, we are all waiting, waiting for it too!

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  4. How gorgeous is that?! In Florida we won't see a fall parade of color until after Christmas, even then you have to look for it to find it. Love seeing the rich colors from a far though. It reminds me that there is beauty in change too. Thank you, Linda.

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    1. Florida has that other beauty, like birds of paradise, Lee Ann. Happy you enjoyed it!

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  5. Beautiful words to punctuate gorgeous images.

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    1. Every day, I look and look, Donna. Nature entertains well!

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  7. Beautiful pictures and writing. I absolutely love fall and hope we get a little more of it before heading into winter.

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    1. I think it's again supposed to warm up later in the week, Katherine. We'll hold on as much as we can! Thank you!

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  8. Lovely! Thanks for adding some beauty to my own color-challenged autumn. (We do still have a few flowers here and there, thankfully.)

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    1. Thanks Michelle, glad you enjoyed the colors!

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  9. The colors in your neighborhood are stunning! I'm glad you were able to enjoy another beautiful day before winter settles in.

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    1. Me, too, Dana. It's cold and drizzling today. Actual snow never appeared this time! Thanks!

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  10. Fall's beauty is inspiring, isn't it? Your poem and images are lovely, Linda.

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  11. Beautiful! Love the way you've captured this beautiful time of year.

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  12. Your words illuminate the beauty of the season, as do your photographs. This is my favorite time of year. I hope it sticks around a bit longer!

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  13. The quick change of your weather makes me think you should be in Missouri. :-)
    I love the colors you shared. Oranges and reds seem to be more abundant this year.

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  14. Your poem is beautiful like the parade of fall leaves. Thanks for the lovely images. Sometimes, it's hard to see the magic of the leaves as they dance in anticipation of winter's promise of icy cold!

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  15. Delightful poem. Glad you have been enjoying the colors.

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  16. Thanks everyone-babysitting tonight-will try to catch up later,

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  17. 70 to 35 in a day? Ugh! But perhaps this is what gives the trees so much fantastic color? I am not seeing much here in the DC/Maryland area. I am hopeful that it is yet to come! Enjoyed the poem - love that it begins with roots below, hopeful sending...sweet!

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  18. Our neighborhoods (and our weather) sound like we could be neighbors! Loved the pictures to accompany the words - together they just gave me something that will last longer than the real thing! :) I will hold onto it until January and February when I will need the reminder of the other kind of beauty. :)

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  19. I love your autumn parade. I had a student this week ask me what season I liked the best and I told him without a doubt it is fall. Your pictures are the reason why!

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  20. Thank you everyone, I appreciate your comments. Fall is certainly full of beauty!

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  21. I love the parade but I was stuck on the words "shorts and short sleeves." That says "summer" to me. By now most of the trees have lost their leaves in Estonia and it's mostly rain, rain, rain. The next beauty will come with the first crystal frost in the morning.

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    1. In Denver & other 'flatland' places, 60 & up with the sun means shorts/short sleeves-we're just so used to the weather that that kind of dress happens all year, but then we have the winter sometimes too. Much of the snowy freezing stuff happens in the mountains west of us, higher elevation! We wish we had some of your rain!

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  22. I love an autumn parade, that it is! It was unseasonably warm here today, 65 degrees. It felt nice but was fleeting as we in store for nasty weather soon too.

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  23. I always think that I like spring best, but then fall arrives and the colors are awesome. We've had some cool nights and now rain, but the dogwoods have turned a brilliant, deep red and the few maples we have are turning shades of oranges. I'm looking forward to a few more days/weeks of warm weather.

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    1. Wow-I don't think we have many dogwoods here, but the crabapples are pretty-spring & fall. Guess we all know winter is on its way! Thanks Judy!

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