Monday, September 26, 2011

Autumn arms



silently
tumbling
and floating
until coming to 
quiet rest
beneath your summer home

one by one
you continue
to fall
to earth
all aglow

as summer splendor
spills
herself
into autumn
arms

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"Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn."
-   Elizabeth Lawrence

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Have you noticed?  The leaves?
As I walk, I see so many leaves upon the ground, reminding me to look up 
and see the burst of color above my head.
I used a program called Topaz to create the painterly affect on the photo.
Fall colors tend to invite that sort of affect, I think.

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Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  
We've been traveling a bit so I hope to catch up with all of you soon!

Later friends,

~ sharing with ~
The Creative Exchange

Also sharing with Moment in Time, Weekend Photo Challenge.  

A Moment In Time Photoblog

56 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful, lovely post for the day and so very true! Love your delightful, colorful capture and beautiful words! I do love all the seasons as they each have a beauty all their own. Hope you have a lovely week, Reena! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Sandy Keith said...

I follow a lot of blogs but yours is my favorite. When I see a new blog from you I can barely wait to read it. Your nature photos are simply stunning, as is your poetry. Thanks. Sandy Keith

Ginny said...

Just stunning, I think you have captured the heart of fall!

geetlee said...

Absolutely love this post! The processing is gorgeous and so is the poem.
I went for a hike today, they were golden and rust leaves all around. I couldn't get enough of them and I do confess, it brought out the poet in me too :)

Misty said...

Wowza! What creative editing!

Bob Bushell said...

Nice work.

TexWisGirl said...

and here i thought you had painted that! :)

cristina munteanu said...

Great picture! lovely colors!

Greetings!

Arija said...

Brilliant souping up of the colours. I like your quote from Elizabeth Lawrence.

Debi@7Gates said...

Love the topaz effect. I really thought it was a painting. I hope my woods burst with color like that. The poetry is very fitting. Happy traveling.

Woody said...

It looks like a painting. Are you familiar with canvas prints, for which this would be perfect!

Jill said...

Stunning affects on the photo matched with beautiful, poetic work.

My Journey With Candida said...

Very Beautiful. Our leaves will be turning here very soon. Right now we still have a lot of green.

Corker2 said...

Very well done, Reena. Leaves up here are still pretty green. Won't see much color until later on in October.

Catherine said...

Aren't the fall colors so rich? I went walking yesterday and I was blinded by all the different colors. It was beautiful! It won't be long before the wind blows them all of the trees here in Saskatchewan. :(

xo Catherine

Kanelstrand said...

There is hardly a more inspiring season than Autumn. I love the colors and the daily transformations I notice in my forest by the sea.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

How beautiful and creative! I'm excited for fall when I read post like this!

Daryl said...

Fun ... also reminds me of the Posterizing effect on Picnik

Linda R. said...

What a beautiful photo.. I love your editing.. I so love this time of year..

Hugs, Linda

Gillian Olson said...

I love what you did to the photo, great thoughts too. :)

Cheryl said...

Only some of our trees are turning. Took a ride north yesterday. The maples are being hit by the same blight or bug that got 'em last year. The leaves don't ever have a chance to change color because they curl in on themselves, turn brown, and die. It's so sad not to have color since we're stuck with the cold.

Henrietta said...

Beautiful colors, real fireworks:)

Sandra said...

lovely painting effect, the colors are awesome

Oliag said...

Fun painterly process there!

Our leaves aren't very pretty at this point and I am wondering if Irene made them too brown to have much of a colorful autumn...hoping that doesn't happen!

Kerri said...

Oh, I LOVE what you've done with it! Yes - Fall is here .... the colors are lovely :)

Madi and Mom said...

Lovely picture....we are just a tad behind you here in NC. Our dogwood leaves are getting an ever so slight tint of red on them...the hummer's days are number here. My notes from last year state we saw them up until Oct. 5. I'll miss those little jewels but look forward to the return of the fiesty Juncos.
Hugs C

Andrew said...

A beautiful post Reena...
Autumn is arriving over here as well...
Take care.

Tammy said...

I like this soft painterly look. Fall is my favorite season.

Ellie said...

This is a lovely post and I love what you have done with this picture. Isn't autumn great.

EG Wow said...

Nature is working her magic!

Connie Smiley said...

Wonderful poem, Reena, and I love your treatment of the colorful trees.

Debbie said...

it looks like a painting reena, a gorgeous painting. i love autum and i love this!!

Country Girl said...

You are quite the artiste!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

A lovely poem, Reena and I really like that effect you gave the photo. Very cool! :)

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

I love that photo- it looks like a painting.

gina said...

Great processing on that lovely image, Reena! The poem is beautiful. We are about a month away from any color here -- it's still 85 degrees!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

The painterly effect is perfect for this one, Reena! Love it. :)

Lisa RedWillow said...

Wow.. Stunning work of art.
Loves the poem as well. Really Beautiful

Sherrie St. Hilaire said...

I love your art as well as your poetry! Very nice, the both of them. I also appreciate your popping over from Lisa's. Thanks for your comments and for your visit...so much appreciated!

ladyfi said...

Wow - this shot is just stunning!

Ruth said...

Thank you for your colorful gift.

Joe said...

Very nice. Love the colors.

lisa said...

Reena, this is gorgeous!!
Whatever you did here makes it look like a wonderful painting. I spent part of a walk this weekend, just looking up. so much so that I had to stop because I was getting dizzy! :-)

Thank you so much for sharing at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful day!

lisa.

Amish Stories said...

I'm really looking forward to the fall color changes, and i really missed all of this when i lived in Florida up to last year. For me the beauty of the north is un-matched and I'm just happy in being back home again. Richard from Amish Stories.

Ann said...

I've been noticing more and more fall colors around here. Love the picture. I've been thinking about getting topaz but can't decide which one I want

bobbybegood1 said...

Yeah, I see a bunch of leaves on the ground, but they have not yet turned their glorious hues. Lovely post. Cheers reena!!

Marilyn said...

A beautiful image - so painterly. It would make a gorgeous print.

Mental P Mama said...

WOW! We have a lot on the ground...probably from Irene. Very little color yet;)

Barbara Shallue said...

We still have summer temps (!) but the leaves are gorgeous. Love the processing in your photo!

Louise said...

I love what that program did for your picture. It does look just like a painting. We're not turning colors here, yet. Right along the shores of Lake Ontario, the color change always happens later. The lake modifies the temperature, keeping it warmer later in the year.

Pat said...

Beautiful poem and painterly image! Lovely tribute to fall.

Veronica said...

So much loveliness in words and picture. Thank you.

Tricia said...

niiice work, reena... love those autumn colors =)

Jaime said...

Beautiful post and picture! Love the watercolor feel to it.

Maryvel Friesen said...

BEAUTIFUL! Amazing colours and lovely painting effect! Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week! Looking forward to more future entries from you! I am your newest follower.

Roshanda "ShonEjai" Glenn said...

Beautiful poem and accomapnying words! It is always nice to meet a fellow photo/poet!