Don’t you imagine the leaves dream now how comfortable it will be to touch the earth instead of the nothingness of the air and the endless freshets of wind?Excerpt from “Song for Autumn,” by Mary Oliver
I don’t have much to say today, but wanted to share a few recent photos of fall foliage in my annual tribute to the ephemeral beauty of autumn in northwest Ohio. This first one is from one of my favorite spots to take fall foliage photos in Oak Openings Preserve Metropark. You wouldn’t think it would be interesting to take a photo of the same trees every year, but there’s always a new way to frame things and the colors and light are different each time I visit.
This next photo was taken in the same park but has a completely different palette, with more green and yellow. I love how the trees are leaning in toward the road contributing to the feeling of enclosure. Tree tunnels are the best.
And speaking of tree tunnels, here’s one of my favorites from last year at another local park.
And lastly, a mysterious trail meandering through the woods. Not much fall color in this one, but doesn’t it make you want to see what’s down that trail?
It’s been rainy with cold north winds for the past two days and leaves are starting to fall off the trees faster. We might even get snow flurries today. I’m not ready!!
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’re enjoying the wonders of fall too (or spring for those in the southern hemisphere). 🙂