Friday, October 24, 2014

More Minnesota Beauty

On October 3 and 4 I was in the Brainerd,Minnesota area. After a great concert on the 3rd,with Legacy Five,the next day my friend and I spent some time enjoying the scenery in the area.

We really had no idea where to look so we just drove around to see what we could find.I liked this path/road into the woods.It would have been interesting to see where this lead to,but I think it was likely private property.


Where I live,in Manitoba,we have lots of Oak trees,but their leaves turn brown,or sometimes yellow,but here in Minnesota the Oak leaves turned this rich shade of red.


I saw this scene in time to stop along a busy highway and get a picture. The reds in the foliage really caught my attention,because in my area I don't see that as often.


We pulled into a rest stop area and of course I had to make sure to capture the beauty of the trees.
We had  a lot of clouds most of the day,but at this point the clouds had parted and I was able to capture this gorgeous tree against the blue sky.


I like looking up,but I try to take note of what is on the ground as well. No,I did not arrange these leaves into this colourful collection.This is exactly as I saw them,when I looked down.


I my have shared this quote before,but it bears repeating.

Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall in Manitoba

I am feeling a little lost today. My iMac needed to be worked on so I do not have convenient access to all my photos.I guess I could take the time to get them on my laptop,but don't feel like going through that bother.
Anyway,just so you don't forget about me,here are a few iPhone shots taken recently.


This is taken at the place where I keep my bus overnight.The early morning sun lit up this tall tree,all dressed in yellow.


The poplar leaves all seemed to gather along the fence which encloses the bus compound.They made a beautiful carpet and sounded so good as I walked along.


The Mountain Ash on my yard is spectacular this year.The color is so rich.


Here is a close-up of one of the leaves.Isn't that a pretty color?


Nestled among the leaves are a few clusters of berries which the Robins seem to have missed.


Today,value the beauty of the changing season.
I would add to this,give thanks to the Creator of all the natural beauty we have around us.