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Thursday, 19 November 2020

November morning light

The golden grand-dog, Georgie, was visiting and a walk was more essential than usual. The sunny, warmer than normal day was perfect for a walk among the trails of the Rotary Friendship Park.





In a few areas, branches continue to hold on to leaves, not yet ready to release the last of their coloured garment to the earth. These two birches near the beginning of the trail catch one’s eye from the parking lot.





Closer to the earth, the exposed forest floor and a small tree catch the mid-morning light through the long shadows, surrounded by the grey stems.





The last of the maple leaves catches the light and shade perfectly.





Surprisingly some green leaves remain and add a element of mystery. How can these leaves not have changed and fallen yet?





What I enjoy most however is the light on the trail itself. When the leaves are not the focus, the play of shadow and light takes centre stage. 





It urges me onward, trail after trail, to see the next scene and what lies exposed now that the trees are ready for winter.





Mid autumn, with its gorgeous colours, garners most of the attention. Not to be missed however, are the bare trees and the light.





Don’t get me started on the dance of light on a windy day!



29 comments:

Sandi said...

It is very peaceful. Thank you for sharing the photos with us. I especially ❤️ the sunshine coming through the trees.

Anvilcloud said...

There is certainly leafier than here.

Debbie said...

ooooh so pretty, autumn is gorgeous by you!! those birch trees are pretty, they match georgies coat!!!

DJan said...

So pretty! I haven't seen Georgie in a long time, so it was nice to see her amongst the leaves. :-)

Martha said...

Beautiful photos and Georgie is so adorable!!

At Home In New Zealand said...

Love your trail shadows and the interplay of dark and light - you have a real artist's eye for picking out these things :)

Rose said...

Oh, these shots sure capture moments of gloriousness...not sure that is a word but it should be.

Boud said...

This is lovely. I love to see trees as the foliage falls and their architecture starts to emerge. Just lovely. What an eye you have.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I like the photo of those golden maple leaves!

Elephant's Child said...

A truly beautiful walk in the very best of company. Thank you.

bill burke said...

Beautiful walk, Marie. Nice to see the leaves laying down and looking grand with all their colours. Great to see Georgie once again. I'm sure you all had a great time together walking.

William Kendall said...

Lovely fall colours! Georgie makes such good company.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Beautiful images. I love all the trees and shadows, but I see that carpet of leaves, just begging for me to walk through them.

Joanne Noragon said...

Georgie grows old.

Red said...

Once all is said and done(leaves have fallen) we get a very different view of the forest.

Helen said...

It's always wonderful to join you on your walks, Marie. Today it was exceptional, with the play of light on the autumn foliage enhanced by your wondrously descriptive writing.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I am sure that Georgie was a great companion to have along on this walk.

Debby said...

Georgie looks like a fine friend.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

What a lovely gift, from your local Rotary!!!!

My husband has been a Rotary member for years and years and years. He so misses the weekly luncheon meetings!

Due to the miserable Wuhan-Covid virus.

✨💛✨

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I just love Georgie, adorable photo. What a lovely walk, the color and shadows across the trail look beautiful. Take care, stay safe! Happy Sunday, wishing you a great new week!

Retired Knitter said...

Lovely walk.

Anita said...

What a cute little big doggi!And i love your weather!Here we have snow and rain and very cold.Dark all dayBut we lit candles and fire in the oven:)))

Wish you a great day!

John's Island said...

Hi Marie, Georgie looks like my kind of dog … sweet! Thanks for taking us along on the walk. One thing is for sure … you have the “eye” for what makes a great photo. I enjoyed them all and, especially, dare I mention it, the dance of light on a windy day! :-) Another excellent post. Take care and stay safe. John

Goldendaze-Ginnie said...

Hi Marie: your photo of the maple leaves is lovely. Of course they all are but that one is my favorite.

Catarina said...

The best trails to clear one's head...

The Padre said...

Wonderful Post

Cheers

Glenda Beall said...

Such beautiful photos of nature in your part of the world. You have a great eye and talent for photography. I enjoy your blog posts.

Stewart M said...

An autumn gold dog and autumn gold trees - what a great set of pictures for this time of year.

Hope all is well - Stewart M - Melbourne

Susie of Arabia said...

I'm really drawn to the photo of the bare trees, the shadows, and the two hikers in the distance. It's rather magical.