Sunday, October 25, 2009

The obligatory "fall is so beautiful" post.

I've been loving fall lately. A few of you have left comments saying that you don't experience fall where you live. So when I took a drive down country roads to visit my hometown last week, I made sure to gather some photos along the way. The trees are so beautiful right now. Here's a little bit of what I saw.



I've also been seeing lots of fallen leaves laying on the ground, covered with droplets of rain.



I got up-close and personal with this lovely tree in the courtyard of my school.





And my favorite, the blushing beauty! The top portion of the tree tends to turn colors before the rest, which means you can see a variety of hues on a single tree. It sometimes looks like they're blushing.



No need to be shy, my darling. You look flawless!

Am I the only one who gets this happy about plants? It seems like the simple act of being in the presence of trees, flowers, and plants in general makes me feel so content. Perhaps I just get a rush from all that oxygen. But I'm sure that I'm not alone in this feeling. Where are my fellow tree huggers/nature freaks?

23 comments:

Pili said...

You really are NOT the only one!
I love love LOVE fall and over here is absolutely gorgeous!
I need to write a blog entry with the most gorgeous shots we've been taking this past week.

And your photos are AMAZING!

apparentlyjessy said...

You are definitely not alone in that feeling. I find being in the countryside amongst nature is really invigorating...perhaps it is all the oxygen. The abundance of green helps too I think!
Love your fall photos, those fire red leaves are stunning!

audreyscountrycrafts said...

The colors of fall are always amazing, you have wonderful photos!!
We usually have all those amazing colors, but this year we went from hot, sunny with the grass and trees still green, to frost at night in just over a week. Most of the leaves have fallen off the trees green. I feel ripped off!

ANestWithAView said...

Awwww no need to blush my darling...so cute. I love that one too.

Raven said...

Great pictures! My favorite is the leaf with rain droplets on it. :)

Ink Obsession Designs said...

You are definitely not the only one! :) These are great pics...I love fall. I think it is one of my favorite times of year!

Brian Burke said...

There's just something about a cool breeze, donning a sweater or jacket for the first time in months, watching the leaves change color and then drop to the ground... snuggling, lol.

Love the theme and pics!

Brigid said...

I love those blushing trees. The weather has been fickle, but nature has been gorgeous lately. I need to bust out my camera, too.

Wasted Wishes said...

Oh man...now I have to do an obligatory fall post! That last tree is gorgeous. Great photos! The trees around here are dropping their leaves before they've turned. A rip off if there ever was one!

Lemon Shortbread said...

SO beautiful! Exactly how I pictured the perfect fall... add me to one of those who never experienced autumn before =)

cabin + cub said...

I'm with you on the fall kick... love it! All the colours and leaves, and pumpkins... I am just gushing just thinking about it and looking out my window! Great pics!

paperlotus said...

nice photos! i like trees too. i kill a lot of them in my day job so i try to be extra nice to them outside of work.

Rheea said...

WOW..you made me fell in love with fall with these gorgeous photos! I so wanted to fly there right now. Love the color of those trees.. so pretty and so very romantic!

Fall also mean CHRISTMAS is coming!!!!!!!!!! :D

Rheea

Rose said...

Oh I do love that tree! I think we have similar ones up in the hills. You know I love going to places with lots of trees and flowers, ive noticed lots,or most of my posts have a nature picture or two :)

Rose

SheezKrafty said...

Pretty sure I will never look at those trees in the same way ever again! They shall forever be blushing :)

Melody Sage said...

Yes, fall is so beautiful, even in its more skeletal delicate stage like it is here up north now. Lovely post and pictures!

Tasha said...

KILLER photos.

devonrose said...

beautiful pics, Holly! LOVE the blushing beauty:) BTW are you going to make anymore squirrels?

Kate said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous pictures!

Here in Colorado, we have a foot of snow. :P

Bella Jean Boutique said...

Great fall pictures. Especially the orange tree.

alexkeller said...

lovely fall photos! i love nature, but my mom is more the plant fanatic. she cried when i told her we lost a few shrubs to frost last year. she's a little sensitive

JUST ME said...

Those trees are BEAUTIFUL.

There's 7000 feet of snow where I am. Which is the opposite of beautiful to me.

Stay Tuned said...

Awesome pics Holly!!!! laura xxoo