Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Remnants of Autumn


















This Saturday, I decided to park the little red car and take a walk around the palace grounds.

There was only a remnant of autumn left.
A few shivering leaves were clinging with all their strength to the tree branches, as if by doing so they could slow down winter's arrival.

The lawn was a sea of color with leaves of every shade laying in many scattered piles.

As I walked, the sound of the crunch of dried leaves, under my feet mingled with the sweet singing of the birds and the busy chatter of the squirrls, as they scurried about shopping for their winter food.

I caught a glimpse of one of these grey furry creatures in a bare tree and he stopped his work just long enough to let me take a quick photo.

It is now only a matter of time that the white snow will be covering all this splendour of autumn.

Fall will be just a pleasant memory.

Goodbye Fall....Hello [but certainly NOT welcome] Winter!

14 comments:

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

When we lived where there were all 4 seasons I used to hate to see Fall come because it always brough Winter. Now I miss Fall because I dont get to see its bright colors. I just returned from Virginia where I got some beautiful pictures of Fall!! I did not know that I missed those gorgeous leaves and colors until I saw them again. I always hated winter so badly that I missed the beautiful colors that came before. What a waste!! Sandy

Jessica said...

Thanks again for your lovely photos!!! Ty and I always enjoy browsing!!! Love, Jessica and Ty

Ryan says hello too eh Terry?!

Mrs. Mac said...

I have an assignment for you dear Miss Terry who (hates) dislikes winter: Think about the blessings of winter and make a list (only positives). Then when you're down in the dumps hating winter, you can pull out your list and remember the goodness that it brings in preparing God's creation to bloom in the spring. And remember how boring it would be to live in an area that had only one or two seasons. You also have such lovely photos to bring cheer to your heart in the dead of winter ... and blogging fiends that can bring good tidings each day while you're waiting patiently for the springtime. You're such a sweetie, now go make your list please :)

Love,
Cathy

Susan Adams said...

Leave it to Terry to find beauty anywhere. Have camera, click and there's a beautiful picture showing God's creation. No "big bang" here this is all God's perfect plan. Did you get your CD's yet???
Susan

Anonymous said...

Terry:

What great pictures and yet each one has an element of sadness, grief and loss to it. We are leaving the brightness of summer for the paleness of winter but:

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest...He is faithful!

Be encouraged today, dear friend!

David/Pilgrim Scribblings

Terry said...

Now Mrs. Mac...Ouch!!

I will start making that list as soon as I correct my spelling error on this posting!.
Shucks!! At least David Fisher didn't give me heck to my face about it. He emailed me!! Ha!!...Love Terry
ps...Flip Flop, our American friend doesn't like the winter either Mrs. Mac..I guess SHE will have to make a list too,eh?

No I haven't got it yet Susan!.....Love Terry

susanwalkergirl said...

Good golly Miss Terry...you surely do have keen eye for beauty and God's incredible canvas to capture.

Thank you so much for sharing...especially for those who are autumn challenged.

Lord's blessings to you Missy!

Susan (in warm and sunny California)

PS...I do so which you, David, Debra and others could have attended the GodBlogCon. It would have been richer for your presence.

Wendy WaterBirde said...

Hello Terry, I was very moved by the second image, the one of the leaf. I may even include it in a post if you dont mind. I love so much how you showed here how to be really present to our days. A lesson I am trying to learn...Wendy

PS I have linked to you, under "Because Life is an Art"...seems I'm addicted to your photography now : )

Wendy WaterBirde said...

I did include it in a post, hope thats okay. I just couldnt resist : )

Saija said...

when i look outside our windows there isn't a leave hanging on any of the trees ... i mean, it's a naked world out there! all ready for the blanket of snow ...

sigh ...

loved your pics!

Maggie Ann said...

What a beautiful post, descriptions and pictures. I love that red leaf one!!!! thankyou for sharing your world with me tonight!

Jeanne said...

I love your photographs and your journal.
Blessings!
Love Jeanne
Ontario Canada! ^j^

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous autumn leaves and scenes.
Blessings to you and thanks for your visit.
It is nice to meet other Canadian bloggers too as well as others all over the world.
Happy Remembrance day weekend!
Bless you!

Sabine said...

Lovely pictures, dear Terry! Wendy's post on Love Letters from God really touched my heart on a day I truly needed some cheer. A few weeks ago I thought I should make a list of things I love about winter and then saw Mrs. Mac's comment. I think I will do it.