Fall Foliage, Few Words

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.

Secor Metropark’s wonderful Tupelo Way, one of the best fall drives in our area
The sky is washed out on this one but I like the two trees in the foreground

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). ๐Ÿ™‚

14 comments

  1. You live in the area with the most natural parks so you have some beautiful parks to take pictures of in the fall. I read your area is one of the best in the nation so nice. Our trees down here are pretty now too and we’re supposed to have very cold nights and no rain this week so down will come the leaves. Have to dig out the rake for leaves from my neighbor’s tree!

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  2. I love these fall photos. We don’t see it because they are totally a temperate latitude phenomenon. Around my part of the world, the flowering season will continue through winter.

    As for taking photos of the same thing every year, I see so many people taking photos of the same sun every sunset ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • I’ve always thought that it would feel disorienting to live someplace without such a clear distinction between the seasons. I wouldn’t mind skipping winter but I would definitely be sad if I couldn’t see the trees in their fall glory! Thanks for your comments.๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Such gorgeous photos Kim!! Any of them would also make good painting subjects. There is nothing that beats the colours of autumn. Spring is beautiful in person, but autumn makes the best landscape scenes and photos. And yes, I love a good tree tunnel too. Thank you Kim, you’ve lifted my day.

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