"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
- L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
"It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon."
- Sarah Addison Allen, First Frost
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
- Albert Camus
Top ten repeated comments this past week:
It is so beautiful!
Look at those colors!
The sky is so blue!
Look at that light!
Oh...wow. (in a reverent voice)
Oh...Wow! (in an excited voice)
A picture just doesn't do it justice.
The rhododendrons are HUGE!
(I was the only one saying this, over and over, with the same enthusiasm
on the last day as I had on the first day.)
I could stay here all day.
Just one more shot...
How many times were those comments repeated? I would estimate at least 1,200 times, because that is how many pictures I took!
My friend, Debbie, asked if I wanted to go with her on a last minute trip to North Carolina to see the fall colors. I hesitated...there are so many things I needed to do. I couldn't possibly take off for a few days, leaving behind my family, chores and projects. Then, luckily, I realized all those things will be there waiting when I get back...so I went. And am I ever glad I did, the colors were beautiful and I had a great time.
We walked through the woods, visited waterfalls and took a short trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was all so beautiful.
Debbie's son visited with us too. He is a professional photographer. (Can you imagine being paid to take pictures?) It was great being able to take pictures with fellow photographers. I could take my time...no worries about holding everyone up. I also learned from them, just watching them gave me new ideas and different ways to approach a shot.
We spent our days taking pictures and when the sun went down we looked our pictures over, editing some, laughing over others. They were the kind of days when you forget to eat lunch because you are so focused on what you are doing (pun intended :), lose track of time, are exhausted at the end of the day and happy about it all.
I am not sure what I will do with so many images, or why I even take so many images. All I know is that I love how I feel when I take pictures. It lights me up and I am going to follow that wherever it may lead...
Be forewarned...I have many pictures and you will be seeing fall pictures here probably up until spring. :)
I have missed visiting my blogging friends while I have been gone. I hope to catch up with everyone very soon. I so appreciate your thoughtful comments. :)
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!