Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Basking


The weather, Sunday, was an anomaly for this time of year, with temperatures in the low 80s. The air was crystal clear and the sun was shining, so we decided a jaunt to camp would be the perfect way to spend the afternoon. Our granddaughter, Emily, rode her bike over to join us, followed by her mom and dad and brother Ryan. We spent a lovely afternoon soaking up the warm autumn sunshine, visiting and strolling down our wooded lane with the bright colors of fall scattered beneath our feet and arched over our heads. The following pictures were taken by my granddaughter and her mom, Jacqui.


The air seemed to glow with the bright colors of the season.


As we strolled down the lane, the crunch and pungent aroma
of the vibrant leaves beneath our feet filled our senses.


A translucent blue sun stands out against the colors of the season,


as afternoon shadows stretch across a lawn
still dressed in summer green



and tangerine and ocher leaves
play against a cobalt sky.








14 Comments:

Blogger Cathy said...

Pam,

That's as beautiful a fall walk as I'm likely to take this year. Thank you.

It's rainy here, now - the leaves will be coming down in rather sullen trajectories.

How I loved this line:

. . tangerine and ocher leaves play against the a cobalt sky.


This was so . . so beautiful. And you are so blessed by family and beauty.

7:42 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Great pics. We've had some lovely weather here too — until today anyway.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

What beautiful pictures and lovely lyrical narration. Actually it was a poem wasn't it?? I was there with you. Is the little building your cottage? Very quaint.

There is nothing like a warm Fall Day. I remember reading a Ray Bradbury short story where he described leaves blowing down the lane as "the sound of Summer running".

Wonderful time of the year and family makes it all the more so.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Ginnie said...

Those pictures are outstanding, Pam, and I'm glad you got out to enjoy them. I was on the road Sunday, leaving Vermont and upstate NY behind me...it was a lovely drive too...

3:19 PM  
Blogger Mama P said...

That was great. What is camp? Do you own a cabin? Or is this on your property?

6:23 PM  
Blogger pepektheassassin said...

Fantastic pictures of a beautiful autumn afternoon! What a day!

6:34 PM  
Blogger pepektheassassin said...

alyssa's comment is right-on: Ray Bradbury is a terrific writer--he says dandelion wine is summer captured in a bottle, summer available all winter long (but Ray said it better!).

If you haven't read Dandelion Wine, I highly recommend it!

6:39 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Wow, Pam -

I've found other "Dandelion Wine" fans here on your blog. Neat. It's been years since I read it, but thought it was a wonderful book.

There was something special about this post that got us all dreamy :0)

11:33 PM  
Blogger Bonita said...

I think Nature is telling us to stop, just as you have, and really look at the last true colors of the season. In time, we'll huddled down by the fire, and outside the window will be clouds and storm.

I love your little round dwelling here - reminds me of a yurt. Be sure to tell your grand-daughter that her compositions are quite nice. I especially love all the leaves on your pathway.

2:54 PM  
Blogger kate said...

Hi Pam,

Those are gorgeous photographs. The light was outstanding. It is great to see some leaves on trees still. Our trees have dropped all of their leaves, so I enjoy seeing autumn and its beautiful array of colours these days.

It sounds as if you had a wonderful day surrounded by family.

6:46 PM  
Blogger thailandchani said...

Well, out here on the west coast, we certainly don't see anything like that very often! :) It's beautiful!

If it wasn't for the snow and cold that comes later, I could easily live there.

12:11 PM  
Blogger KGMom said...

Looks like a perfect day--and I love that pup at the beginning !

9:25 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Wow, those are incredible. Thank you so much for sharing.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Joared said...

Am a first time visitor, I'm newly appreciative of your blog which I randomly selected and wrote about at Ronni Bennett's "Time Goes By" special new feature. ;-)

11:47 PM  

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