The autumn leaves this year are more stunningly colorful than I ever remember seeing them. I so wish I could completely capture the beauty in photos for you, but the best I can do is share the few pictures I have from several weeks ago at my family’s farm. I hope these colors brighten your day and inspire you to find loveliness wherever you live too. 🙂
I took these back as the color was just starting to show. Most of the time I see the best trees as I’m driving or riding along without my camera – such sadness! So we’ll make do with what I captured here. Like this yellow tulip poplar leaf.
The sweet gum and maple trees by my family’s pond are always some of the first to turn. Fall foliage + water = perfection.
The best angle for capturing fall leaves, in my opinion, is facing toward the sun so the light shines through the colors.
I’ve decided that maple trees are one of my top favorite trees, if not my favorite. They’re pretty all year ’round, but particularly breathtaking in the fall. (Also look at the pretty background bokeh!)
The cattails guarded the view like stiff and somber sentries.
What is your favorite color of fall foliage? Yellow? Orange? Red? I like an orange-red mix.
Although sweet gum leaves turn nearly a rainbow of different colors, they often have lots of spots and speckles which slightly dim their glory. Or I suppose instead that could add interest if you saw them the right way.
Vultures wheeling above a gold-tinged sycamore tree.
Yep, this was before the leaves started turning much. But you can still sense that golden hue of leaves on the brink of bursting into flames – you know what I mean?
Ooh I like this landscape shot. Nothing like a sunny autumn day.
The vines climbing the barns are bursting into berry. That’s not a real phrase but it’s fun so I’ll pretend it’s one.
The Virginia creeper vines covering this barn always turn striking shades of red and orange in the fall.
The soybean plants carpeted the fields in brilliant yellow this year, as if maple leaves had covered the ground. The fields were just starting to turn here – I’ll post brighter pictures of them later.
My family’s house nestled between golden fields and golden redbud trees.
I took a walk along a gravel path and found so many acorns.
I’ve heard people saying it will be a bad winter because of the bumper crop of acorns. I wonder if that will prove true.
I mainly took this walk to get a good shot of this glorious tree. It caught my attention every time I drove down my parents’ lane with the sun shining on it.
The blue sky peeking through the yellow leaves… ahhh.
I’m not sure what kind of tree this is but it sure was beautiful. Anyone have an idea?
More acorns, but make them black and white.
And look, it’s another vulture. One of the less appealing parts of farming is spreading litter to fertilize the fields which ends up also attracting unsavory birds. Bleh. But it made for a good picture!
A few more fall foliage shots. Look how translucent the holes in these leaves are. You can still see the structure of the veins and texture of the leaf, but without color. Kinda like a butterfly wing with its scales rubbed off.
Sometimes the color of the leaves shine brightest against a dark background.
Well, there’s my selection of shots for the week. I hope you guys enjoyed scrolling through that collage of colors and sunlight. I’m sure I’ll have more fall foliage pictures in upcoming posts; I just can’t resist capturing the beauty of this season. Praying you’ll find beauty in whatever season you’re in right now, my friends. ❤
Which picture(s) did you like best? Is it a beautiful fall where you live too?
Thanks so much for reading, my friends, and have a lovely day!
P. S. Photos taken with my Nikon D7200 and a 35mm lens. Edited with Lightroom.