Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Autumn Grace



Autumn is touching the land once more with its gentle caress of changing colors.

For as sad as we may see it, the season brings the harvest. Soon the land will rest in the cold sleep of winter to be reborn in the promise of spring.



16 comments:

Hilary said...

That first shot sure looks like a lovely place to sit and ponder life's changes. Beautiful!

Tricia said...

Gorgeous pictures. And your writing gave me chills.

Leah J. Utas said...

Hilary - It is a beautiful, relaxing place. I'd love to sit there for hours.

Tricia- thanks so very much.

the Bag Lady said...

dfLeah - I LOVE that first shot! Made me want to just sit down and gaze at it.
And agree with Tricia!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, dfBag Lady. I'd forgotten about the pond in town. It may well be my new fave place.

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Melissa said...

Autumn already? I thought it wasn't until next week! I do see some brown out the window (I can only see treetops 'cause I live on the 12th floor) but I think that's just a dead branch.

Obviously I'm a city dweller, so photos like this are chicken soup for my soul.

Leah J. Utas said...

Hello Melissa - Calendar autumn isn't for a bit yet, but the trees don't know it. Glad you like the pics.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

df Leah,

Autumn is my favorite season. If you are seeing such lovely signs of autumn's approach, I can anticipate the same very soon.

Terrie

Mark Salinas said...

My favorite time of the year in MN is fall....the pictures are a reminder. Very nice. thanks for sharing! :)

Leah J. Utas said...

dfTerrie - Autumn is my favorite, too. The crispness in the air, the touch of frost, and the colors make me feel alive.

Mark - I suspect the world looks very similar there. Glad you enjoyed the pics.

Thomma Lyn said...

Beautiful, Leah! Thank you so much for those lovely photos and your lovely words.

We're seeing the first signs of autumn here, too.

Polly Kahl said...

HI Leah, I feel much better about fall falling after reading your lovely post. You consistently take some of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen. Thank you.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thomma Lyn, thanks so much. I love the character of autumn. Life's final explosion before resting.

Polly, thank you for your kind words, and you're welcome. It's good to know my pics are appreciated and I'm glad I made you feel better about fall.

tokaiangel said...

Autumn is gorgeous! I love it when you get those cold, crisp days, the orange leaves look so pretty against the blue sky.

Thankyou for sharing the pictures, beautiful!

TA x

Leah J. Utas said...

TA, yes it sure is. You're welcome. I'm glad you like them.