It’s all about the leaves baby

I have mentioned before – particularly when my camera was broken – that getting an SLR has changed my life. I look at the world in a completely different way and though I have always loved living out here where we do, I have a fresh and abiding appreciation for my surroundings.

What is even more interesting though, is that my having an SLR has changed Larry’s perspective as well. So far, he has no interest himself in taking any photographs, but he often tells me that he has seen something that will make a great photo. Last Friday, he came home from work and said “Get your stuff – we have to drive up on the hill so you can take some pictures.” “The hill” means the state forest which lies above us to the west – acres of wilderness. He had driven through it on the way home and the colors were so beautiful that he wanted to share it with me. Have I mentioned that Larry gets up at 4:30AM? And that he has a very physical job and works his butt off all day? He also has a 4 wheel drive pickup, so he can negotiate the rough roads up there a little better than my minivan. So, off we went.

The top 3 were taken right in the forest and the last two at the top of the hill on the way back home. It was a very good evening.

Hope things are beautiful in your world too.

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16 Responses to It’s all about the leaves baby

  1. Ellyn says:


    That Dad is a special guy.

  2. Ashmystir says:

    WAH! I don’t get to see the beauty of fall here in Florida.

    Awesome pics Dlyn!

  3. PG says:

    awesome stuff dlyn & goodonya larry!

  4. Trisha says:

    *sigh* I miss such beautiful leaves now that I live in Texas. We do get some color . . . eventually!

  5. GreenJello says:

    Wow… that last photo is SPECTACULAR.

  6. Deb says:

    Wow! I want to be dropped right into the middle of it all and roll around in the fallen leaves.
    Our color has begun, but we have a few more weeks before we reach peak!
    Nicely done!

  7. Flea says:

    Gorgeous! We’re going leaf hunting on Friday in the Ozarks. :)

  8. Judi~Gmj says:

    Whahoo! look at that last photo!! that’s what I call color. How romantical that must have been. *sigh* :)

  9. TSannie says:

    Beautiful – last photo is simply gorgeous!

  10. Mental P Mama says:


  11. noble pig says:

    These are beautiful photos! Wow, the colors are really something.

  12. Ruth Hull Chatlien says:

    These are stunning. I love the last one.

  13. olivia says:

    Oh, those are so lovely. And so is Larry for recognizing the opportunity and making sure you were there to capture it! :)

  14. deejbrown says:

    I just graduated to an upgraded digital. I can see how an SLR will be the next step (someday, somehow). Great shots! Keep ’em coming! How did you go about deciding which SLR?

  15. Mary says:

    Breathtaking! That last picture looks like a great multi-colored quilt, thrown over the hills…

  16. Shades of Gray says:

    Amazing fall photos.

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