Friday, November 13, 2009

Photo Challenge: Leaves


This week's challenge wasn't difficult for me to get into at all, as evidenced by the many photos included in the post.



Autumn is definitely my favorite time of year, and I enjoy taking in the leaves and all their splendor. I was afraid that too many of the leaves had dropped when I first saw the challenge, but it wasn't really so.



Almost every day this week was dark and rainy as you can see. It made for terrific outdoor lighting, though!


The above is my least favorite, but I still felt compelled to share it.


Our Cleveland pear tree is just now turning a brilliant red.


Inside things should be as beautiful as the outside, and when my husband mentioned he was hungry for apple pie, I replaced a solid top crust with leaves and acorns.



It was almost too beautiful to eat. Almost!

On a side note, my very own Autumn is coming to visit me today and we're celebrating her 17th birthday.

Join Rebecca for more beautiful leaf pictures.

24 comments:

Rebecca said...

I am very glad you felt compelled to share that one, because outside of the first one, THAT one is my favorite! I love it's minimalist simplicity and bold sharpness. Love it!

The top one is gorgeous too-the colors are exceptional!

Tracy~you make the BEST food ever. That pie looks to die for. Yum. Andrew has been asking for an apple pie every day I work with apples, but by the time I finish up the last thing I want to see is another apple! AND~I am planning to make Turkey Pot Pie and I wanted to have pie for dinner AND dessert. Maybe tomorrow. :-)

Beautiful contributions!

Say HI to the most beautiful of Autumns~ and wish her a happy birthday for me!

(PS. My email address is sgrbear724@yahoo dot com and I was wondering if you would be so kind as to send me your address? When we unpacked for this house, I also unpacked an unmailed THANK you note for that treasure trove of books you sent our way. YOu must think me TERRIBLY rude and ungrateful! I am SO sorry!)

Full of Grace said...

I loved them all! They are all great shots, but I must say I really loved the picture of your pear tree. The contrast of the brightly colored leaf against the green ones was awesome :)

~~Deby said...

Beautiful...my favorite time of year...enjoy your visit...
deby

Nanci said...

I really like the perspective on your pictures, expecially the maple with the yellow leaves.

And the pie, well that "leaves" me absolutely speechless (and that's no small feat) :D

mrvelocity said...

What kind of camera do you use?

Jemit said...

I love those pie leaves!! Clever lady you are.

Wendy said...

Ok...I shall get right to the point...the pie is my favorite...and I will HAVE to make a pie for my littles today:) The leaves were all beautiful...I think that Yellow leaves are my favorite:) Really nice work!

Paula said...

BEAUTIFUL colorful shots!!

Tracy said...

mrvelocity, I use a Nikon D3000. My VERY sweet husband took me to the store for my birthday last month and let me buy whichever camera I wanted. Me, being practical, and knowing that we don't have money to burn, chose this entry level DSLR, and I LOVE it!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Great photos - love the one of your Cleveland pear - we have one of those just starting to change as well!

Enjoy your day with Autumn...happy birthday to her!

Your pie was stunning -

Peggy said...

Lovely... I am so enjoying looking at everyones autumnal photos! I can smell fall in the air just looking at your pictures.. Thank you for sharing.

Devildogwife said...

I love all of the leaf pictures, but my oh my does that pie look delicious. I'm soooo hungry now. ;)

mrvelocity said...

Awesome - I want one. The clarity and colors are just stellar

in company with sparkles said...

I love your photography Mrs. K. The leaves are so pretty; and I am inspired to try a creative crust like that. Happy Birthday to Autumn! I hope you have a marvelous time.
She has been on my mind as yesterday me and my family began a courtship process as well =) Praise the Lord!

Tracy said...

Congratulations, Cait!

Tracy said...

Oh that pie looks really, really good!

Jodi said...

Your fall leaves are lovely, Tracy. I think I like the ones that drifted atop your pie the best. :o)

Birthday wishes to your very own Autumn!

...they call me mommy... said...

I love the pie one...AWESOME! They are so beautiful! GREAT JOB!

Amy

Kelly said...

I hope Autumn had a wonderful birthday!

I love the pie! I need to try that!

Becky K. said...

Very nice!
I love the one you liked least. Funny.

What a fun pie crust...I'll be calling to Chelsea to peek at that one.

Becky K.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful photos, but I think the first is my favorite!

Pitsch Family said...

Oh my goodnes i think i really would love to invite myself over to your house for dinner. That pie looks amazing what a wonderful idea and very unique. I really enjoyed looking at your blog you take some beautiful pictures.

Tara said...

Yummy pie leaves!! My favorite!

Liz Brebner said...

What gorgeous photos. I love the purple leaf. I was flicking through blogs I might like and that photo captured me. Thanks.