Brisk Cool Air & Nature's Beauty

There was a distinct chill in the air last night. I woke up sometime in the wee morning hours and was cold. Been a long time since I felt cold.

I got out this morning with my camera to take photos of the green leaves that won't be around much longer. For some reason I am in awe of their symmetry and asymmetry. 

So many things I didn't notice in my youth capture my attention now and hold it. The thin skeletal veins on the back. The way one type of leaf looks against the background of other types.

I saw this bird, and just can't place what kind it is. Does anyone know? It's feathers were so pretty against the green.

The birds know that the seasons are changing. I see huge droves of them flying in beautiful flight patterns through my window. 

The branches that are still filled with leafy groupings will be bare soon.  We will see the starkness against the background of blue sky filling in till spring time. It has its own ethereal beauty.  

I am itching for the leaves to turn so I can go out on country roads and take my time taking photos. I do it every year. It is a time I look forward to. 

For now the sun is shining and the air is cool. It is pleasant to stand outside with my camera and play the waiting game. 

This is my compilation of fall's essence...

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  1. Oh, Brenda! I come alive when the air has that Fall feeling!
    This is such a lovely post -- so what's new about that? Nuthin! :)

  2. You take amazing pictures - and I love your ease and patience in capturing some of those shots - like that dove, amazing.

    My favorite here though is the first leaf picture - that's an amazing picture to me, it's perfect in my eyes.

    Happy first day of Autumn, Brenda.

  3. Brenda you need to be in my neck of the woods the leaves are changing and dropping here.

  4. I think you see things very differently when you take a lot of pictures..

  5. Your photos are amazing! I don't know what that bird is. The other day we had one that I couldn't figure out - finally decided it was a young mockingbird. We actually got down in the 50s here two nights in a row. Woo hoo!

  6. We're doing flowers in my watercolor class now, and that morning glory picture certainly makes me look at it differently. It is a beautiful shot. It has finally cooled off out here and it feels wonderful! Are those new pics of the dogs? They are so cute.

  7. Gorgeous photos! I will never see another morning glory that I don't think: "ankle breaker". LOL


  8. Your title is now showing up in cursive, btw. Yay! It looks pretty. I am noticing the changes in the weather too. Love this time of year. I'm not a huge fan of Winter though, so I guess I better savor Fall.

  9. Taking pictures truly opens our eyes to things we used to overlook, but I do believe getting older and appreciating nature more does that as well.

  10. Pretty morning glory. I'll have to try than angle. Could it be a nuthatch?

  11. Fall is definitely in the air here. The leaves are changing and I am wanting to get out and take some photos, too. xo Laura

  12. Happy fall, Brenda! Thanks for your lovely blog.


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