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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Off the Beaten Path



For this week's You Capture photo challenge, Beth from I Should Be Folding Laundry called upon us to capture autumn creatively: up close, and outside the box.

My Regular Readers know that I'm fresh from the mountains, where my camera, husband, and I spent a weekend experiencing fall in its most glorious goodness, so I had plenty of opportunities to capture the season from myriad angles. As with most of my endeavors, I began by getting up close and personal with a fresh cup of coffee...



...savored over a stunning explosion of lakeside color.





Although we did linger over breakfast, the scenery in the outside world where we temporarily took up residence was even more energizing:





Since my husband's injury didn't allow us to do much hiking, we took the time to explore the details in little things that might have otherwise gone unnoticed:






And enjoyed the changes the season brought to an area of the park that was much different during the week we were there in August:








We pretty much had the beach to ourselves. With the exception of one friend we met along the way:



Like all wonderful interludes, this one was all too short. Monday morning found me viewing fall as you only can from an elementary art room:

10 comments:

Allison and Ben said...

I wish we lived closer to the mountians, a get away is always nice. I like the "friend" you found.

truth said...

Magnificent shots! I love the one looking out the window and the one across the water.

livinginagirlsworld said...

Aww, these pictures make me want to have a weekend in the mountains of quiet. Beautiful.

Joy said...

My goodness those are some beautiful photos! I love that great street sign!

Kathleen said...

I was going to try to pick a favorite, but I. Just. Can't. They're all wonderfully lovely!

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

Sounds like a wonderful, relaxing weekend! And what great captures! I love the one of the leaf on the rocks. Simply beautiful.

Mrs Soup said...

Oh, look at that sad little bear! Was it left there or did you bring him along with you?

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

Mrs. Soup--Like you, I was worried about the bear, but my husband spotted a family in a boat on the lake. Working theory is that the bear was waiting on the dry sidelines for their return--otherwise, a rescue would have been launched.

Thanks for all the sweet comments! I've been enjoying my tour around your blogs as well!

MaryMary said...

I'm envious...stunning scenery. And of course, great shots!

Holly said...

Yu really take beautiful photos. I wish I lived someplace where we had seasons (I never have!). I especially like the leaf/raindrop photo. Beautiful.

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