The colors of fall have been really beautiful around here the last few weeks. I've wanted to get outside and take some photos of the changing landscape but could never seem to find the time. Last week we lots of rain in the forecast so I knew I had to get out there before all the rain and wind took down the gorgeous, colorful leaves.
The weather called for rain during the only time I could spare to take a walk and snap some photos. I decided to go for it and take my chances and walk around the lake and the wetland area behind my house. There was no sunshine and it really was quite dreary with lots of wind and cold. I was a bit disappointed that there wasn't much light out to capture the color I saw everywhere just a few days earlier. I did manage to get a few shots that made me smile though :)
The sky here was cloudy and very dull, and I really couldn't capture the beauty of these yellow leaves without some sunshine or at least a small break in the clouds. I took my iPhone and my big camera, as I usually do when I take long walks, and had my big camera up to my eye while moving around this tree, trying everything I could to get a beautiful picture. Suddenly the clouds moved a bit and the sky became lighter and I was able to snap a shot that did this tree some justice. There was no sun but man oh man, what a little light can do!
I shot these next two photos and then realized they were the exact spot of some pictures I took about a month ago. If you missed it, you can see it in my previous post On My Walk.
The one above is the spot where I saw the beautiful blue skies with yellow brush and a small bird perched on top. The scene here today was much different than a month ago, but still beautiful, nonetheless.
The tree here had lost all of its leaves and was quite bare, except for the berries and now that same nest there was easily spotted as all of the greenery surrounding it just a month ago was now gone.
As I rounded the lake here, I could clearly see the water because much of the landscape was bare. I walked by quickly as the clouds were getting darker and I still had almost a half mile to go before I arrived back home. I thought I saw a splash of yellow and backed up. There, twisted around the barren branches was a yellow flower, a weed probably, but it looked just glorious through my lens.
While I didn't really capture the gorgeous changing color that I had set out to find, I was reminded that there is beauty everywhere. We just have to open our eyes.
I walked the rest of the way home a bit more briskly because the sky was turning very dark. No kidding, as I approached my street, the first raindrops began. I got back into my house and it started pouring. Some things are just meant to be. Happy Monday everyone :)