Because I was quite busy this fall, I did not get around to sharing some photographs I took this fall in the Northwoods. As always, the fall is a splendid time to be out in the woods and on the water as the aspens, oaks, and maples create a lovely setting. I took these photographs on a calm, serene day when there was hardly any wind. The lake was very still and there was just a slight bite to the air, a sure signal that fall was here and winter was not far behind. I could hear a couple of blue jays bickering with one another across the lake and closer to me I heard a few faint “chick-a-dee-dee-dees” – here were some of the hearty birds, the few that are able to survive the long, ensuing winter. All of the other summer birds had already left this northern wilderness for their warm winter haunts further south. As I sat on the edge of the lake taking in the fall, I wondered, “Why can’t every day be like this one? Why can’t the woods remain in eternal fall?” Indeed, it would be amazing if they could.
31 thoughts on “Eternal Fall”
What colours! Fascinating.
Thanks much for stopping by!
As a displaced New Englander I ought to get homesick looking at these beautiful fall pictures. When I was young(er) I would have. But here in Florida we have just survived the hot summer and are launched into our longest, most glorious, season, so I’ll enjoy your photos but stay put… for now.
Breathtaking! They’re so completely saturated with colour, they almost don’t look like real trees 🙂
These colors would not be as special to us if they were “everyday”.
Like so many things, rarity increases our perceived value.
Anyways, some great pix of a breathtaking sight.
Indeed, you are correct. We do not appreciate normal things nearly as much as we do extra-ordinary things. Thanks for stopping by! Tom
Truly stunning colors. The golden yellow really makes a bold statement. Fall is a really remarkable season, maybe that is why it is my favorite season. Thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving, Tom.
Happy Thanksgiving to you as well! : )
I said the same thing this fall, I wish the trees could keep their fall leaves year round, so pretty.
Yes, it would be nice wouldn’t it? Thanks much for stopping by and I am glad you enjoyed the post
Eternal Fall is quite a nice thought, but I wouldn’t want to miss spring though where nature comes back to life – so exhilarating!
very true, every season has its own unique beauty…one of the many reasons I love living in a place with 4 seasons!
When I scrolled down to your first photo it took my breath away. Stunning colors.
: ) thanks much for the compliment!
Lovely photos and wouldn’t it be amazing to enjoy this everyday! Maybe that’s why it’s special….so fleeting. I love fall too and we had an exceptionally nice one here.
I am glad to here that! Thanks much for your kind words!
You’re welcome! Thanks for always posting awesome photos!
Beautiful shots! I also wish to be able to see this every day.
Lovely, such vibrant colours!
“Why can’t every day be like this one?” I have asked and thought about that question many, many times sitting by the lake in northern Minnesota.
Then I realize that every day is like this one, filled with never to be repeated beauty. I only need to pause and notice. But I am just too busy.
Tom, I could not agree more. Every day really is unique and the beauty is all around us. Your comment reminds me a lot of some of the ideas in “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek” by Annie Dillard. Anyway, thnks much for stopping by.
I loved that book. Time to pull it down from the shelf and revisit. Thanks!
Thanks so much!
So very beautiful
Thanks much! I appreciate the kind words!
Beautiful! It would be nice if it could stay that way!
These are amazing, thank you for sharing. (PS: I also wish I could live in fall.)
Hi Christopher, I appreciate the kind words and am glad you enjoyed my blog.
Gorgeous photographs! The beauty of the season shines through.