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Thursday, October 13, 2005

My Sock’s a Tree Hugger and so am I…

Arlene came down to check on what I was doing. She saw me sitting high up in the air on the spare tire attached to my Jeep. I told her I was waiting for the sun to come back out so I could take a picture of the maple tree by the side of the road.

I think she thought me a bit odd and was too polite to mention it but agreed with me about how very beautiful the tree was. She laughed and said, “No, I haven’t combed my hair today,” when I asked if I could take her picture with the tree. I thought her white hair was as beautiful as her bright blue eyes. She went back up to the house when the sun went back behind a cloud. I’d thought the house was abandoned, with its missing windows and a truck half buried in the yard, but was happy to know someone was there as magnetized to orange and red as I.

I roamed some more and the more I roamed, the better it got…

I gorged myself on color until I was almost too dizzy to continue.

but I found just one more…

25 responses to “Thursday, October 13, 2005”

  1. Nik says:

    that is one fire red tree. that color is amazing.

  2. Leslie says:

    Oh Bonnie, you have out done yourself on these shots. They are so beautiful. I’am a tree lover and make jewelry and often use leaves as my inspiration. I should send you a copper oak leaf to wear on one of your sweaters. They are not too heavy.

    The colors are breathtaking, thank you!

  3. margene says:

    You have the best fall pictures anywhere in blog land. You actually make me WANT to knit with orange!

  4. Vickie says:

    Thank you! Autumn here in PA so far is drab – cloudy and a million shades of brown and gray. Your photos were the bright spot of the day. Soak it up – you deserve it.

  5. Theresa says:

    Ah, you’re making me homesick for Michigan! So beautiful this time of year. The maple trees are always so stunning. Thanks for the beautiful pictures!

  6. Cara says:

    Beautiful! I’m so jealous. We have no color at all this year. Thank you.

  7. lynette says:

    those colors are beautiful!!!! it looks so beautiful.

  8. miriam says:

    fall isn’t here yet either. that last one is especially great. I love that the leaves in the forground are clear individually and the green ones in the background haven’t started to turn yet so that it looks like the front tree is just dressed up.

  9. claudia says:

    My dear, you are an artiste. Lovely, lovely pix.

  10. Jennifer says:


  11. Nancy says:

    Beautiful… I miss fall so much. In San Diego there is 75 degrees and March 13th.

  12. Marlena says:

    Beautiful photos, especially the one of that enormous maple.

    The trees are turning sluggishly here in Maine. Usually they’re full color and I feel just how you described… I can’t get enough of the colors! Hopefully this won’t be a year when they skip the beauty and go straight to brown.

  13. Elizabeth says:

    Absolutely beautiful!!!

  14. Tonya AKA Crafty Girl says:

    This is my favorite time of year here in northern Michigan. I see these flaming trees and just want to bring the all colors home with me. Glad you’re enjoying yourself.


  15. Kathy says:

    These pictures are exactly what I needed today! Hooray for Fall!

  16. Kim says:

    WOW. Fab pics of Autumn! Thanks for sharing.

  17. sedie says:

    Thank you for that peek into something I miss terribly here on the West Coast! I took that walk and am now ready for the rest of my day.

  18. Karen B says:

    Gasp! Nature in all its glory is captured beautifully in the eye of your photographic artistry.

  19. Debbi says:

    Thank you for sharing such beauty with us.

  20. un_my says:

    Your photos are just amazingly beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  21. Becky says:

    Absolutely GORGEOUS photos!!! You are a master of photography, B-M.

  22. Renee says:

    GORGEOUS photos! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Lisa says:

    Absolutely beautiful. I have always loved pictures of trees, and those are just stunning.

  24. Marg says:


    Reminds me of home (SW Quebec)…

  25. sylviatx says:

    Those are simply gorgeous photos. Thanks.

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