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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Snapshot Saturday: October 12

Snapshot Saturday is hosted at West Metro Mommy Reads. All photos must be originals.

Last Saturday this tree in my backyard (center) was mostly green with just a few leaves turning red, now a week later it is in full autumn display. I bet next next Saturday the majority of its leaves will be on the ground. (Trees shown left to right:Variegated Japanese Willow, Purple Mountain Ash, Sweetgum.)

“Look, the trees are turning their own bodies
into pillars of light,
and giving off the rich fragrance of cinnamon
and fulfillment..."
                    -portion of poem by Mary Oliver


  1. Lovely contrast, thanks for sharing.

  2. You must enjoy watching that color change. Great that you know the tree varieties. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Such gorgeous colours, I'm enjoying our colours of spring.

  4. Beautiful!! Thanks for adding the tree names, I wouldn't have known otherwise, I'm really bad at knowing what a tree is!

  5. Pretty! Thanks for dropping by and visiting.

  6. Wow you guys do autumn so well!
    Sydney is too temperate to put on much of an autumn display, so I love seeing your pics (although it's weird seeing autumn photos as we head into spring.)

  7. I absolutely love fall for the color, crispness of the air and the smell of it! Gorgeous pic!

  8. Beautiful photo and perfect choice of accompanying lines by Oliver, Anne.

  9. Beautiful colors -- looks like you caught this photo at the perfect time.

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  10. Beautiful...our trees aren't changing that much yet. Hopefully soon.

    THANKS for sharing.

    I don't have a Saturday Snapshot, but wanted to stop by anyway.

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  11. Beautiful photo! I have been sick for a couple of weeks and am really missing spending time outdoors (though I did get out on the deck today to read a bit).


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