Friday, October 23, 2009

Fall at the Edges

The best color is usually at the edges of open areas rather than deep in the woods, probably a result of the more diverse mix of trees and the increased light.

Camp road, October 15, 2009.

Driveway, October 22, 2009.

By a camp shelter house, October 22, 2009.

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  1. Morning All.
    Andi- thanks so much for the fall fireworks display. AHHHH. EWWWWWW. as they say when the shells explode. Mother Nature puts on a good show.

    Rain stopped and even saw a bit of the moon last night. In the 40s and blustery today after 3 inches of rain. Need the wind to dry us out a bit.

    Fabulous Friday to All.

  2. Morning everyone.

    Andi, I love that winding road in the top photo, and you've decorated your driveway beautifully. ;-)

    (Btw, in case anyone hasn't seen -- check out the leaf photo (bottom right) from yesterday's post for the shadow!)

  3. Thanks for pointing out yesterday's passenger, O, I'd missed it entirely.

    Andi, this preview has me excited for next week, the colors are so gorgeous. It's due to be cool and rainy around here all day, which is my favorite sort of autumn weather. An excellent day to fill the house with music and great smells from the kitchen while I do some rewrites.

    Hope everyone has a great day!

  4. It was my pleasure, Lisa. And there will be more. :)

    I put a lot of effort into that exterior decoration, O, so it's very nice that you noticed. :D

    Do take some pictures, Jen, and post the links here so we can enjoy your color too. What are you baking/cooking?

  5. Will do on the color and the pictures, as long as my camera continues to cooperate. And I haven't been to the market yet, so I don't know what's on the menu, we'll have to see what's fresh. :)

  6. You guys make fall sound SO enticing! I always liked it, except that I knew winter followed. To live in a place where fall just morphs into spring...thanks for the sensory memories!

    Still no rain here, with none in sight. Sorry I can't siphon off some of yours, Lisa.

    Crazy busy-ness coming up. Lots of social stuff this weekend. I need to learn to say 'no' and mean it. It's all good, but will have to carve out some down time to recoup.

    Wonderful Friday to all!!

  7. Morning, gals! And a great morning to those of you all that come along afterwards.

    I had a brilliant writing evening - 4000 words that just *flowed*! I can feel the magic again. w00t!!

    Going offline in a few to start the next piece in the book.

    Supercalifragilistic Friday to all!

  8. We're just starting to get the beginnings of fall color here on Planet Georgia. Looks like another November peak on the way, courtesy of climate change. At least I can come here to see what I hope to see out my window in a couple weeks, right?

    Stranded at home, so I got the mimes computer out again. Mrs. Fetched's sister (Big V) had a foot amputated yesterday, thanks to not taking care of her diabetes like she should, and Mrs. Fetched stayed with her at the hospital last night. I'm not sure why, as Big V was doped up pretty thoroughly and is likely to stay that way for a while.

    Mason went home yesterday, but I expect he'll be back tonight. He smiles a lot now, and I got a couple pix to post today or tomorrow.

    Happy Friday to all. (Jen, I'll be doing some baking tomorrow myself.)

  9. Love your photos, Andi, as always. This time, they are perfect for fall color. Simply gorgeous. And you have the perfect spot to see it all.

    I must say, thought, that the third leaf from the bottom in the lower right of the lower left photo needs to be nudged a little to the left. Then the driveway will be perfect! Lol

    The mix of colors in the lower right photo is to my artist's eye, just right. Makes me want to paint it. And I have to leave you all now to go talk a walk along those twin ruts in the top photo.

    All the best to you and all the rest who pass this way today and everyday.

  10. Well let me know what you got, Jen, so I know what aroma I'm going to vicariously enjoy.

    Beth, instead of "no", maybe just practice "me first" so it'll be easier to decide what gets a yes and what gets a no.

    Woo hoo, Maria, for the many words. Hope you get many more today.

    Farf, my sympathies to your family. On fall colors, what's the mix of trees like where you are?

    Hi Dina. Fall would be a lot happier if only it were directly followed by spring. :)

    CF, I went out and gave a stern talking to the trees and leaves and they've promised to arrange themselves properly from now on.

  11. Thanks, Andi. Red oak is the dominant tree around here, with poplar, pine, dogwood, and sumac well-represented. There's a few maple & cypress trees too.

  12. Off to our property for the weeeekend.
    I'll be on the lookout for pic opportunities, Andi.

    Cyberhugs to All.

  13. An excellent day to fill the house with music and great smells from the kitchen while I do some rewrites.

    Now, that sounds like an awesome day.

  14. Good point, andi. I'm glad I went today, but should have listened to my gut and driven myself. Rode with friends who apparently are chronically late (and I'm chronically early or prompt), so lost 2 hours of fun. Note to self: don't break personal rules to appease others.

    Will work on 'me first' tomorrow - two functions in the evening. Tomorrow daytime - maybe yard work. Now I'm watching Dave Matthews and unwinding from a busy day. Night all!