Sunday, November 1, 2009

Autumn Reflections

Two days ago, I took a walk through my neighborhood. I walked down to the pond which is near our neighborhood pool. The pond area is stocked with fish and our association has taken time to put in plants for year round beauty, and for erosion control. It's gorgeous just about any time of year. But I can't remember it being so memorable as it was on October 30th while I was snapping away.



The leaves were brilliant, bright reds, golds, oranges and all colors in between. I am so happy I finally took photos, because it's rained the last 2 days and most of the colors are beginning to fade.



Isn't the gold reflection in this pond as magnificent, or more so, than the gold of the leaves on the tree?



I posted a couple of collages of my autumn photos in a previous post for Garden Blogger Muse Day, but I'll add them here, in case you didn't read my last post.  While autumn has never been my favorite time of year,  these photos leave me with no choice but to hold on to wonderful, warm memories of late October's beauty.



So many more beautiful autumn colors are on display over at The Home Garden, as part of Dave's Fall Color Project.  Garden Bloggers from around the world have posted their breath-taking fall photos and Dave is displaying them for all to see.



Why not take a few moments and visit the The Home Garden? You'll be glad you did!

--Today I am thankful for reflections of autumn.



Words and photos by Jan Huston DobleThanks For 2 Day.

46 comments:

  1. Awesome! You do just AWESOME mosaics.

    Pop over for our DOUBLE GIVEAWAY DOUBLE ... Have a lovely November.

    TTFN ~ Marydon

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  2. Amazing, just amazing! I like the yellowy tint to the green on the whole blog, very pretty.

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  3. Gorgeous photos/collages of wonderful fall colors!

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  4. Really lovely photos of fall.

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  5. Jan girl ... your pictures are awesome !! .. I had a very disappointing time here .. especially when I loved last years pictures .. you always think the next season will be even better ? LOL .. so your pictures are my perk and they are gorgeous !!
    Joy : )

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  6. Aaaaaaaah .... those photos are just fantastic! I love the reflections in the water and the colours, and ...and...and!!!

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  7. Beautiful photos, Jan! It is hard not to love autumn with such vibrant colors. Kudos to your association for doing such a marvelous job of planting around the pond. And a happy belated Muse Day!

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  8. Very nice photos. How fortuitous to be out and get such great photos before the rain knocked everything down.

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  9. Jan you always make the most beautiful collages. The fall colors and your photographs are absolutely spectacular.

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  10. I tell you the fall has been spectacular and your photos surely prove it! Love that gold reflection on the water. So calming.

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  11. Love all the foliage, and also the contrast of the water and bark in the same photo shapes. :)

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  12. What a wonderful display of Autumn colors....a tad bit jealous here...Yes, the gold reflecting in the water is sooo beautiful.

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  13. You have captured the fall colors beautifully. I never get tired of looking at autumn leaves. I wish they lasted longer.
    Marnie

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  14. Just gorgeous Jan.
    I love the vibrant colors of the last Collage so much and the wooden fence looks so pretty.

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  15. Wow!
    So much beautiful colour - it is almost difficult to take it all in.
    Wonderful images
    K

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  16. Wow, Jan, those are fabulous photos! You go girl. Keep workin that camera :-)

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  17. How fortunate you are to live near such a spot. Fall beauty can be so fleeting, it is good you got there when you did. Your photos are lovely, I hope you were able to enjoy the subjects and didn't spend all your time behind a lens.

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  18. You've really captured great scenes! Love the reflection aspect.

    Cameron

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  19. Hi Jan~~ Definitely a wonderful radiance in your neck of the woods. Isn't it fun to capture the fleeting beauty? Love it!

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  20. Oh! The colors are just amazing! So much beauty!

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  21. Hi Jan. Thanks for visiting my blog. You have some beautiful collages here! Such lovely color. Our trees have pretty much emptied out here in southeast Ohio, so I really enjoy seeing your trees. It looks like you use Picasa to make your collages. That's what I use, too. Take care!

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  22. Every season has it's beauty, and you've captured the fall colors so gloriously in your lovely collages.
    The leaves here fell so quickly this year with all the wind and rain. I'm glad you didn't miss the chance to snap some shots of the pond area looking so vibrant.

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  23. I can see why you chose the leaf you did for your header.

    Lucy

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  24. Autumn must be the MOST beautiful season. Your images are BEAUTIFUL!

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  25. Fantastic colours it´s so beautiful when the autumn is showing the best part. Not only rain and fog.


    Have a great day
    Gunilla

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  26. What beautiful colors you captured in these last two posts Jan.

    Thanks for sharing the pics.

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  27. Jan ~ you are sure enjoying a glorious fall. The color is outstanding as are your photos. Soak it in for me too!

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  28. The Lords' work is beautificus for sure!!!!!!!!!!


    lynn,
    the best is yet to come!

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  29. Those are some great fall pictures. I tried to take some but nothing as nice as the ones you took!

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  30. Ah yes, this is why I love fall! Gorgeous photos - you really captured the exuberance of the season. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Stunning photos so artfully arranged in collages. Lovely pictures of autumn.

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  32. Jan, you have captured autumn wearing its finest colors. Thank you for sharing :)

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  33. Hi, Jan, I just spent an enjoyable afternoon catching up on your blog ... I have been out of cyber space for a while due to a crashed hard drive. Your collages are stunning as always. Thanks also for the links. Pamela

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  34. Now that's what I call gorgeous fall color. The gold reflecting in the pond makes for a remarkable photo. I'm dizzy from all the beauty. Great post.

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  35. Al BreeNov 1
    Love all of the Fall pictures and the colleges... if you do not mind me asking how are you creating these?
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    Jan Huston DobleNov 1
    Thanks, Al. I use Picassa for my collages.
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    Al BreeNov 1
    ok i will need to check out that out...Have a wonderful Evening...
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    Anna Flowergardengirl LooperNov 2
    This is a stunning collage.
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    Brenda HaasNov 2
    BEAUTIFUL! THE colors are so very rich!

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  36. Jan,
    I am never dissapointed when I come to your blog. You have such an eye displaying nature's beauty.
    Thanks for commenting on my blog about why you blog about your garden.
    Rosey

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  37. Your autumn is gorgeous! Ours was equally beautiful, one of the prettiest I can remember. Today it's all bare, but so warm and sunny that it still looks pretty to me.

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  38. Super beautiful post...the pictures are awe-inspiring! Yay..thankyou for creating and sharing such a wonderful uplifting post.

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  39. How did I miss this post? Gorgeous collages of fall color in your area. I love the one with the gold reflection in the water. :)

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  40. Your photos are so crisp and beautiful, just like a spectacular autumn day. Thanks for sharing them.

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  41. I'm loving all of these collages! Great job! These pictures would make lovely greeting cards.

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  42. Your pictures are really beautiful
    James

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  43. Jan, I am sorry it took me so long to get a look at these pictures. They are gorgeous!

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  44. Wow what a lovely photo series...almost makes me forget how much I don't like this wet time of year! The colors are stunning. Kim

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  45. Beautiful photos! Even if we didn't get the colors we often have in the Fall, YOU have shared much beauty!! Thank you, Jan!

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  46. Wow! What glorious and awesome autumn colours you've displayed, Jan! Just love them all...I live to enjoy these wonders, only online though, as none seen in our tropical country! Your photography is superb and collages are simply fabulous!
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Cheers!

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Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to comment! Please enjoy your TODAY and all of the gifts in YOUR garden of life!

Jan

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