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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday!

Get out the magnifying glass, get into your best sleuthing clothes and start prowling your environment looking for those wonderful, but sometimes elusive shadows. This fun and challenging meme is hosted each week by Tracy over at Hey Harriet! Click on the link under the blog title and sign up to play!!

I was amazed yesterday as I was walking around the neighborhood to see so many trees turning and so many beautiful colors.  I do love this time of year! Hope you are enjoying a beautiful weekend. Here is some of our color for the season.
A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
Hal Borland

Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.
William Cullen Bryant

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.
Stanley Horowitz

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
Henri Matisse

 

35 comments:

Halcyon said...

Those red trees are gorgeous! Our trees haven't turned yet, but I'm waiting. :)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Oh my goodness Sylvia...that tree is amazing in the first shot! How pretty! Our trees are starting to turn....can't wait!!

Gallery Juana said...

Autumn is my favorite season and your tree photos have brightened my morning. Gorgeous colors! Our Autumn just started here on the west coast.

Ralph said...

The shadow on the modern architecture is quite cool, a modernist building and shadow, too. I am drawn even more to the shadows of the old neighborhood - that first home has a neat Tudor style, the trees are older and even more elegant on this street. It is so classy in subject and shadow! Have a nice week!

Gillian Olson said...

Great Autumn colour.

Cassie said...

Just L-O-v-E the bright Autumn colors and the cool tree shadows that they aford us! The first SS is my fave. Happy SSS!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful shadows, as always, Sylvia. You certainly have a knack for these shots, and we all get to enjoy them. Thanks!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

frayedattheedge said...

Fabulous autumn colours ..... and I love the dahlias - my Dad used to grow them when I was little.

TexWisGirl said...

that first tree is a red-headed moppet! love it!

Mama Zen said...

Those trees are just gorgeous!

ladyfi said...

What amazing trees - fabulous colour!

Catherine said...

wow the colours on those trees are magnificent!!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photos.

Regards and best wishes

Al said...

Wow, Sylvia, you did capture some great color here, and you're sunnier than us today! That first tree is incredible.

I'm sure I'll take Socks out in the snow after it stops - it's been coming down all day. Hopefully you and Sam will see some this winter!

George said...

I like the shadows on the deck, but the trees are truly amazing. We don't have anything nearly that colorful out here.

Leovi said...

Beautiful pictures, I love them all. How beautiful, is not which to choose. Happy Sunday.

Gattina said...

I saw this tree already on another blog, it's just amazing they look like fire balls on a trunk !

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I just love fall foliage colors. I hope that you are having a great weekend. I DVR's the OU Texas game. I always enjoy OU beating UT.

Kathe W. said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

Sridharan said...

WOW..! Colorful and gorgeous pictures.. I love these quotes as well..! Thanks Sylvia!

SandyCarlson said...

Such stunning views and such intense light. Very beautiful, Sylvia. You always make my day. Thank you.

Arti said...

Red trees and bright Yellow flowers! Wow! What a wonderful, colorful, shadowy post...
Have a fabulous Sunday Sylvia:)

Gemma Wiseman said...

The trees in the first two photos are like a fountain of colour! Stunning! And love the play of light and shadow in the following photos!

Paula Scott said...

Oh, MY! All are such magnificent shots! That first tree is off the charts! Such brilliant reds! Yes, fall is starting it's riot of color here-mostly yellows though. I hope you are doing well!

Dianne said...

the trees are amazing
and the lines on the deck are beautiful

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful Fall color Sylvia! We doh't have nearly that here yet. I am hoping for it -- soon!

Arija said...

Wonderful fall colours my friend. The first looks like a Japanese maple and the second like those dark leafed prunus. Delicious dahlia too.

I hope you are having the time of your life!
I am managing somehow, when needs must . . . before I can go to my sister, I have to have a large molar that is misbehaving, extracted. That should be fun with my super thin blood. With my replaced valves it is too risky to leave it till it blows it's top. They do say troubles never come alone, I guess they too need company.

Sivinden said...

Wow! - gorgeous colours - and - yes, I do see the shadows as well;)

Indrani said...

Very beautiful shots. The last one, so cheerful. :)

Spadoman said...

All of these very very beautiful. I love the sayings too! Autumn colors have been so vibrant around here as well. I say Have been, because the last 2 days the wind has stripped the trees clean of their leaves. But there is still beauty in the children playing in the piles in the yard. Very nice Ms. Sylvia.

Peace

Kelly said...

Wow! The colors in these photos are outstanding - especially that red tree!!

I like your pup's hidden bedroom. :)

sarayutouched said...

"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile."

perfect quote. love the first tree photo. i just love trees!!

have a wonderful rest of the weekend sylvia!!

LV said...

A truly awesome post. All the sights are breathtaking. That tree about blew my mind. It is gorgeous. We have no sights like these in Texas.

cloudbusting2 said...

Yup, it's the loveliest last smile days of the year. Incredible red wonders.

blogitse said...

Amazing colors!
We're behind you - most of our leaves are yellow, only a few red ones. But it's getting colder at night later this week and more red will be here too.
Have a good week Sylvia!

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