Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Autumn Colors at Windy Poplars Farm

Peak foliage color here is almost always the end of September, beginning of October. It takes my breath away every single year. I feel so lucky that I don't have to travel to see it. I don't even need to leave my home. It is all around me every day and I look, and look, and look and can't believe such beauty.

I took these pictures at a couple different times today - afternoon and early evening. I've never seen any photos, even in magazines, that can completely capture the colors, but these will at least give you an idea.







And while I was taking some pictures down here, Tom had taken Lucy for a wheeler ride up into the woods, and he took this photo


My first panorama shot


32 comments:

  1. Exquisite photos, love the header photo, too. We have the tiniest hint of fall here in the Deep South.

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    1. Thank you! When your fall comes, we'll have no leaves on the trees, and probably snow! haha

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  2. These are gorgeous, Nan!! I especially like #3 with the blue sky, but the last couple are so pretty with lovely lighting. What time of day were they shot? Golden hour or morning? You are so lucky to have such a pretty view all around you! Our leaves are just beginning to turn now, but we don't have those gorgeous vistas, living in a city. Thank you for sharing them! And nice panorama!

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    1. Thanks! The first four were about 1 o'clock, and the last five between 5 and 5.30. I really walk around in a glow of color in every direction.

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  3. Your photos are incredible, love the trees against the blue sky. So few of our trees even lose their leaves that I have to live Autumn vicariously through the photos of others.

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    1. Most everyone I know in my area is so happy when fall comes. We all love the cooler weather and color.

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  4. You do indeed live in a beautiful area. I am in northern Florida and we don't get this sort of beauty. Growing up in Pennsylvania we had our share of colorful autumn leave sbut still, nothing like this.

    By the way, you asked about that bean burger on my site - it's all black beans, no meat at all. I think they use quinoa to help with the consistency.

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    1. It has amazed me all my life. I have a couple bbb recipes that I ought to try. Thanks.

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  5. So gorgeous!! We are not there yet:) I love your new header as well.

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    1. When you are there, we won't have any more leaves! And thanks. I love the milkweed in all its stages.

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  6. Lovely, Nan. Fall is the most beautiful time of year. We haven't any color yet here in Tennessee.

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  7. Kay ("Georgia Girl with an English Heart") reads your blog, too, doesn't she? I know she'll love the heart-shaped tree in one of your pictures!
    These are wonderful, Nan, and I know what you mean about even the best photos never really being able to capture the full beauty of what we see with our own eyes. But these do give a very good idea of what it must be like in reality.

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    1. It used to be less heart-like. There was a tall section in between but it broke off. What I call 'the perfect tree' is really two or more trees all together.

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  8. Is this the Windy Poplars from Anne of Green Gables? So gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks! That's where the name came from!! My favorite Anne book.

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  9. Ooh, if I had the money and energy, I'd spend every fall in New England.
    I have wonderful memories from a fall in New Hampshire, long time ago.
    We have beautiful autumns here too, but they are not as vivid as yours. More of a yellow to brown scale with some orange in it.
    Margaretha

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    1. And I would happily welcome you! Where in NH? I'd love to see pictures of your autumn.

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    2. My friends lived in Manchester, and they showed us quite a lot of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and some of Massachusetts. I just love that part of the States!
      I'll see if I have some good pictures from here, and let you know if I find any.
      M

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    3. We're a couple hours north of Manchester in the White Mountains. NE is a beautiful part of the country. Will you post pics on your blog?!

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  10. Fabulous photos, Nan. Simply breathtaking. You've captured the colors magnificently and given me a preview of what is to come hereabouts, though, I would argue that New England's colors are the best, the Midwest is a close, close second.
    Lovely.

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    1. Oh, thank you, Penny! You and Tom oughtta come here some late September!

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  11. You are lucky not to have to travel to be a "leaf peeper". (Actually, I suspect that term is a somewhat pejorative term for weird tourists like we were the first time we visited your part of the country.) But we didn't care what we were called, it was worth it to see the beauty. And we loved every single thing and every single person we saw and met on that trip, which was our first out of the western states. We picked a great area to start our full-time RVing life. Wouldn't have missed it for the world!!

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    1. I loved reading this. I'm such an eastern girl. I couldn't live anywhere else (except, perhaps, PEI in Canada).

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  12. Nan, we don't have these gorgeous colors this year! A bit of yellow--nothing more. I so appreciate looking at yours. Beautiful photos.

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    1. Thank you! They are fading now, but even muted they are lovely.

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  13. So, so beautiful. I love the one with the gray skies and the rock in the foreground. Thank you!

    You say you have only to look (how fortunate!), which reminds me that when I lived up north my favorite viewing site was the gas station. I got all the yellow I could handle from their lovely trees while filling up the car.

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    1. Beauty at a gas station! So great. I read there were tens of thousands of people in our area over Columbus Day weekend. They come from all over the world. And it is worth it.

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