It’s the middle of winter and my last few posts have featured some pretty dreary tones. I thought it was time for some color so I did a little browsing and found this gem waiting on my hard drive since last spring.
These leaves, photographed in the woods of Northeast Wisconsin (near my home), were early spring sprouts; debuting last April. The way the sunlight illuminates them, it reminded me of colorful party lights strung though the trees.
Take a look at the larger size by clicking on the image. I think you’ll find it a better view.
The beautiful colors of autumn are a testimony to God’s artistic creativity. What a blessing to behold the autumn leaves.
The leaves in our area have faded and stripped from the trees by gusty fall winds this last week. But we still have some dandy images.
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I’ve been fiddling with my images lately. (You might have noticed yesterday’s post – Morning Friends)
This image was originally posted last April (see Spring’s Serenade). When I first posted it I shared it with some friends and mentioned I thought it would be a perfect image for a textured effect. Well, I finally got around to trying one on.
It changes the feel of the bright, vivid original image. You should look at both and see which you prefer.
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According to Wikipedia… In music, a serenade (or sometimes serenata) is a musical composition, and/or performance, in someone’s honor. Serenades are typically calm, light music.
The warm background tones, combined with the vivid color of spring’s first emerging leaves, really appeals to me. It has a light and airy feel that reminds me of a classical music composition.
These are truly the first leaves of spring, photographed on a walk through some woods near my home. I posted another image from this same walk entitled: The Scarlet of Spring.
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This is an appropriate image to bid Autumn farewell. Even though this may have been the tiniest tree in the forest, it was determined to put on a striking display of fall color. I’m amazed this twig of a tree, with just two large leaves, even made it to fall.
This photo was taken a few years ago. Busy schedules and weather worked against my plans to grab some great fall images this year…and last year. I see the autumn colors and think, I’ll have to get out and take some photos – and then weather turns bad, strong winds come in, and the trees loose all that beauty. Well, maybe next year.
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