You Capture: Autumn

I love Autumn. While Winter remains my favorite, I love fall. I love the chill in the air. The jeans. The sweatshirts. The leaves. The smells. The sounds. The football. The Halloween and Thanksgiving preparations. I just love it all. I caught a few pictures this week. (And in case you missed my Wordless Wednesday yesterday, it has three of my new favorite “Autumn-slash-Halloween” pictures.) As such, I was pleased that this week’s You Capture theme was Autumn.

We did a lot of walking earlier this week when it was still warm and beautiful. You know, before the rain moved in and knocked all the leaves off the trees. Such is Autumn: a fickle beast. In my experience, those which are fickle are also beautiful. Take, for example, a shot of a street near ours. Beautiful.

Street

And this glorious, fire-blazing tree on the street just past that one.

Fire Blazing

And then, another two blocks later, we arrived at the park only to be greeted by a golden, shiny tree.

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Golden

And then, walking all the way back home, one lone little red leaf floated onto the porch, just at my feet as the boys ran around the yard, taking advantage of the last days of warmth. By warmth, of course, I mean hooded sweatshirts over long-sleeved t-shirts and jeans. With or without jackets depending on if the sun is behind a cloud or not. Warmth is relative. But back to the lone red leaf!

Red

The thing that amuses me most, of course, is that at the beginning of fall, the boys were happy to sit in the leaves and let me take their pictures. They smiled and posed and thought it was a great time. Remember? You can tell that fall has progressed. The leaves have lost their magic spell. They’re annoyed that I keep asking them to sit down. They’d much rather be running around, crunching in the leaves. Or at least pushing each other off of their tractor. All the same, boys in the leaves wearing orange is all about Autumn.

Bored

Next week’s theme for You Capture, hosted by Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry, is a Free For All! I’m thinking some more shots of fire trucks might be necessary. Or maybe a few Halloween shots. Or the huge six layer cake that I’m in the process of making as I type. Or perhaps I should document my first few days at my new job? Or maybe a series of total randomness. Very exciting!

 

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31 Replies to “You Capture: Autumn”

  1. Wow, these are all so beautiful! I really love all the contrast. The turning leaves with the bright green grass, the sky against the leaves…all very lovely.

    And football! I think you are the first to mention it so far. It really is one of the best parts of Autumn, isn’t it?
    .-= Jenny´s last blog ..You Capture ~ Autumn =-.

  2. I love, love the sun through the yellow leaf – I’ve tried to capture that before, but never as successfully. Thanks for sharing. ;)

  3. Beautiful captures! That red leaf makes such a striking photo and the boys in orange with leaves underneath is another one that sticks in my memory. But I have to say every picture is truly beautiful!

  4. I love the top picture…and the golden tree pic (usually not a fan of yellow leaves, but it’s a great shot). And I just noticed your photomark – is that a new design? Too classy!

  5. Oh I DO love your leaves! All those gorgeous, lovely colors. That lone red leaf, is a beauty . . . and your two little men are ADORABLE!

    (*Thanks for stopping by my blog last week and leaving such a nice comment. It is greatly appreciated!)
    .-= kyla´s last blog ..My Best Shot Monday =-.

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