Monday, September 23, 2013

How can I keep from singing

It's that time of year again here up north when the creation starts bedecking itself with a multicoloured coat. Like so many opportunities that come by in life, you need to grab hold of it before it disappears.

We were having a typical fall day of blustery winds pushing along threatening clouds alternating  with momentary flashes of bright sunshine and blue skies. I set out for what I promised would be a quick trip to a favourite nearby spot to check how fall colours were coming along. I pulled myself away after 'only' two hours, knowing there'd be more opportunities. soon.

It's amazing how such peaceful beauty can be found so close to home. Reminded me of a song from another of my favourite artists (yes, I have many), Eva Cassidy - click the link below the photos and sing along while you enjoy the good creation given to us by our faithful Father:

you might recognize this road if you've visited my blog before





we've had an abundance of rain this summer/fall and the wetlands were, well, wet ...
 as you can see from the first photo, there's still a lot of green, however, there's also lots of fall colour

 while leaves are starting to fall, the grass is still green

 looks like Monsieur Monet also stopped by

23 comments:

Blitz said...

Beautiful autumn images. The colors are also coming here now. Love the autumn.

Kirsti said...

Kauniita syksyn värejä kuvissa :)

Seija Torpström said...

So beautiful photos!

Linda said...

Rick, your photos are amazing. I feel as though I am there...and can smell the fresh, crisp air!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hi there Rick, Well if I'd walked by your side I wouldn't be able to stop singing eighter.
What a beautiful short little trip you treated yourself with.
Wonderful shots, but my favourite is the last one.....mr. Monet uh. I think it's mr. de Zoete here.
Hoop dat je een hele fijne week tegemoet gaat, met veel mooie kleuren.

Hugs Dagmar

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

So beautiful Rick. You live in a wonderful place and thankfully have eyes and soul to see the majestic in the world around you and to capture it so well to share.

Amazing wonders in my life said...

beautiful pics..

S. Etole said...

Your "Monet" is spectacular.

My name is Riet said...

Prachtuge foto's Rick. Ja de herfst komt nu vlug, ook hier.
GRoeten van Riet

Buttons said...

Truly beautiful. B

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos and scenery, Rick! I love the 'Monet' but we can give credit to God for that one. It's definitely feeling like fall here today. Blessings.

ju-north said...

Wonderful glimpses of glory!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beauty is all around,as these pictures prove. The last one is probably my favourite.

Lisa Gordon said...

How beautiful these are, rick, and it sure look like fall has arrived for you. It has arrived here too, in the form of really chilly temps, and blustery days.

The last photograph here looks like a wonderful painting.

I wish you a great week ahead!

Stephanie said...

Wow on the last shot! They are all excellent shots!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Love your photos and Eva. A voice cut off too soon. Love this series.

Helma said...

Hoi Rick,

de herfst heeft zijn intrede weer gedaan en dat is in Nederland niet anders :-) De paddenstoelen komen op en de balderen zullen binnen niet al te lange tijd weer gaan kleuren en vallen.

Bij jou zie ik al een paar hele mooie herfstkleuren. Foto 3 vind ik heel mooi, maar de laatste is heel geweldig!

Groetjes, Helma

joyce said...

I like the first and the last ones....the second blog I've seen in the past few days with Monet-like nature!

Leslie said...

such beautiful beautiful colors (and such artistic captures!)

Liva`s said...

Beautiful pictures Rick - just love this time of the year !

And Eva Cassidy is also one of my favorites :)

Amelia said...

Hi Rick, very beautiful autumn pictures. Love all the very well taken pictures. Thanks for the wonderful song.

Have a nice weekend.

Katherine said...

Oh my goodness... I want to walk down that tree lined road, it's so beautiful. All the images are wonderful. :-)

Manu World said...

:)
love the last one...it's funny, i also use to take some shoots that kind....
:)
U can see,for eg.,the latest ones i took in Colmar,France,last month.
Here:
http://manuworldnews.blogspot.pt/search/label/Colmar

happy week-end.
:)