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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Macro Monday - Falling


This week I'll end all the autumn photos with these shots of the last leaves on Baringer Hill in Louisville's beautiful Cherokee Park.

Baringer Hill is grand in any season because it sets at the highest point of Cherokee Park and is a favorite spot for walking, playing with your dog, painting/sketching, and of course photography.  Plus, in the winter the long hill is the place for snow sledding.  Here are a few views of the hill where bare tree branches among the last autumn foliage give a soft, muted effect:


And finally, I played with camera settings a bit to "find" still vivid fall foliage.  Something for everyone!


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9 comments:

Linda said...

I love the colors of fall - these are so pretty! Just trying to pop in and say hi to everyone while we are unexpectedly home because of the storm!

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Jan n Jer said...

Great shots Faye...it has been a beautiful fall this year! Our leaves are being blown of the trees as I enter this comment...sigh!!!

Tricia Hays said...

Love all those beautiful fall colors, they really pop on those country drives! LOVE that 5th shot! =)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful fall photos! The colors are amazing.

Ingmarie We said...

Fantastic colours! I just loe the trees this time of the year.

Brian King said...

Gorgeous shots, Faye! I'd say you definitely found the colors!

Matkatar said...

Wow, awesome colours! Must have been nice to walk there, looks like a fairytale.

NatureFootstep said...

hm, that time is already gone. :(

About the background on the liechen, it is just a part of the forest. But I used settings to make it blurry. :)