Friday, October 22, 2010


Thanks to Razmataz’s Red Challenge for the inspiration of my post!

change w watermark

Looking up into the maple tree, I’m struck by these two leaves, side by side.

One green ~ hanging on to summer hues.

One red ~ proud to have changed to autumn’s splendor.

change water color copy w watermark Both beautiful in their own way.

cascade of leaves poster edges copy with falling leaves w watermark People are like leaves.

Which are you? 

Hanging on to yesterday’s hues or

cascade of leaves poster edges with words copy copy w watermark

 Reaching for tomorrow’s changes?

cascade of leaves poster edges with words-tka autumn gold watermark “The summer fades and passes and October comes.

We’ll smell smoke then,

and feel an unexpected sharpness,

a thrill of nervousness,

swift elation,

a sense of sadness and departure.”

~Thomas Wolfe


Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful pictures and verse. I love the red leaves but the green changing to red really catch my eye.

Thanks so much for popping in yesterday!


erin said...

beautiful Marsha! well i am a typical Pisces and do both....i hang on to yesterday AND reach forward. Autumn sure brings out that in-betweeness. Enjoy our beautiul weekend ahead.

Sarah Knight said...

I'm just going to be the whole tree, from roots to leaves...

Beautiful photos!

Robin said...


oldgreymare said...

Oh how I miss seeing leaves like these....I am still a western PA girl at heart. I love seeing them, I just wish there was "smell a blog", so I could enjoy that smokey, damp, earthy moist scent of fall.

How lucky you are to live somewhere so beautiful.

Enjoy your weekend.


Olive Cooper said...

Beautiful images. Change is good and I will never tell how long it took me to learn this fact. ♥O

The Boston Lady said...

Those pictures are just beautiful and I have to agree with Blondie, the green changing to red is most interesting to me. We are all constantly in a state of change. Ann

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Those are beautiful photos. We just don't get color change like that here. I'd love to see it. It does say "Fall" in all it's splendor.

Razmataz said...

I love all the different effects. Just gorgeous. Maples have the most glorious reds ranging from pinky red to crimson. Thanks for joining us.

Dianne said...

Simply beautiful--love your photo editing!

Carol at Serendipity said...


I love the changes. Beautiful, beautiful photographs.


Karen said...

Exquisite! I love the colors of fall. The poem is a beauty, too.!

Susanne said...

Great color wish I was there. Does change count if I want to go back to the midwest from TX?