November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stain’d
With the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit
Beneath my shady roof; there thou may’st rest,
And tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe, 
And all the daughters of the year shall dance!
Sing now the lusty song of fruits and flowers.

~ from To Autumn by William Blake

Thank you for your friendship and visits throughout the year.
I wish all of you a joyful, peaceful and safe Thanksgiving Holiday.


  1. Same to you, Stickup. Man, you really caught the contrasts and colors here, sawed 'em down to the basics just right--lines and points against blurry ovals and two vibrant colors that are very different, but not in conflict. I didn't think you could match the power of the first one, but the second one's compelling too.

    Re: turkey day, something tells me you're not a football watcher . . . :) More country driving with camera?

  2. Those photos are pure magic. About the only red we get down here in the swamps (Louisiana) is when poison ivy turns. LOL! Thanks for sharing. Love the Blake quote, too. I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving. xo

    "Forever on Thanksgiving Day
    The heart will find the pathway home."
    ~Wilbur D. Nesbit

  3. happy thanksgiving!!!

    these shots are better than every shot of red maple i took in japan, and i am so very happy about this :-)

  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you! And thank you for sharing Nature's bounty of these bright and beautiful colours in your images.

  5. Absolutely gorgeous shots! The combination of colours couldn't be more beautiful! Great job.

  6. Now that it's post thanksgiving - where did you end up? I found myself at the Cucamongna Creek trail. Kind of interesting

  7. Beautiful photos! I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. :-)

  8. One of the things I am thankful for is the blessing in meeting you and seeing your talent with the camera and with the words you find to share on your posts.

  9. With color such as these, it's a shame to have to ever leave autumn. I propose 'forever autumn.'

  10. Just returned from the Mountain House. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am so thankful you are in my life

  11. I'm always the last one to the party!
    These are beautiful! I they don't say autumn, then nothing does.
    I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving and also that your holidays season is a nice one.