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Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Beauty of Autumn

A good friend of mine and her husband made a trip a few days ago to the Aboretum and Japanese Gardens here in Seattle. She took some wonderful pictures and sent them to me and I asked if I could share them with all of you and she was delighted. We were both looking wistfully at these pictures because only a few days ago we were enjoying mild fall temps, blue skies and brilliant colors, but the last few days has brought the rain, the gray and the chilly winds and it will be a while before we can enjoy this rich tapestry of color again.
The wind blows the leaves about leaving colorful piles everywhere, but at least here they don't have to rake them up on a daily basis as the rest of us have to do.
But that's the beauty of having cameras and being able to catch and hold on to the beauty as a reminder during the dark winter that spring will come again and summer and a colorful fall.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I have and thanks to Mary for taking and sharing them.
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Lilly said...

Thanks Mary and Sylvia. They are amazing!! Beautiful strong Autumn tones aren't they?

bobbie said...

These are so lovely. It brings peace just to look at them. Thanks to you both.

Tootie said...

Your friend must have had a lovely trip. The photos are beautiful!

Lin Floyd said...

loves the colors especially reds as we have few maples in utah but lots of yellow leaves. it is definitely moving to winter but that's my favorite season in the desert because it cools down but is still sunny, little rain.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to you both for these photos. It's like having a mini-vacation - without the plane trip! That one tree with the crooked trunk is really pretty. All very peaceful.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photos! Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Susan at Stony River said...

Oh, lovely. How lucky you are to share them, too! Thank you for posting such pretty photos (Thanks Mary!)

Darlene said...

Those are beautiful photos. Thank you both for sharing.

Mari Meehan said...

You keep posting pictures like these the Seattle isolationists, you know, leave your money and then go home types, will pay you to post pictures of what Seattle looks like in the winter! Lol

The Cunning Runt said...

These are just beautiful. And as someone who strives to find this level of beauty, I'm a half-way good judge of that!

TropiGal said...

The beautiful photos are almost enough to make me want to move north. But not quite. Grin.

storyteller said...

Love the autumn photos … and the links to the Obama pages too. Thanks ;--)
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