Autumn Leaves

“Autumn Leaves” was one of the songs I had to learn to play when I took piano lessons as a grader schooler. It was torture! Not because it was a bad song — it’s gorgeous — but because I have two left hands when it comes to making music.   

I make better music with my camera. Here are some photographs of autumn leaves and flowers taken in mid-October in my neighborhood.  I took some of these photographs in a nearby woods that is, unfortunately for us and the animals that live there, slated for development. 

Be sure to take the poll at the bottom of this post. And listen (see below) to Eve Cassidy’s hauntingly beautiful version of “Autumn Leaves,” which bears no resemblance to the plunky sounds I made as a mediocre pianist.

I didn't see the Cloudless sulphur butterfly on the sunflower when I was taking this photograph.  It blened so well with the petals.

I didn't see the Cloudless Sulphur butterfly on the sunflower on the left when I was taking this photograph. Very clever, these butterflies, to look like petals and leaves.

Poison Ivy is very beautiful in the fall.

Poison Ivy is very beautiful in the fall.

A tiny beetle hangs out on this thistle.

A tiny beetle hangs out on this thistle.

Asters are a home for all sorts of insects.  It's the Waldorf Aster-oria.

Asters are a home for all sorts of insects. It's the Waldorf Aster-oria.

I don't know what this flower is called, but it's certainly beautiful.

I don't know what this flower is called, but it's certainly beautiful.

 

The crabapples in the neighbhorhood are weighed down with fruit.

The crabapple trees in the neighbhorhood are weighed down with fruit.

This is a scenic spot along the walking trail I like.

This is a scenic spot along the walking trail I like to take.

I don't need to tell you what these are! Without maple leaves, we'd have to cancel Autumn.

I don't have to tell you what kind of leaves these are! Without red maple leaves, we'd have to cancel autumn.

An abundance of crabapples.

An abundance of crabapples.

Pampas grass turns a lovely shade of purple in the fall.

Pampas grass turns a lovely shade of purple in the fall.

 Eva Cassidy’s version of “Autumn Leaves.”  Beautiful, but very meloncholy.  Get out your hankies.

 

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4 responses to “Autumn Leaves

  1. Those are some excellent photos Catherine, September and October were crazy for me so it’s nice to come and see such relaxing photos…you did a truly great job.

    … đŸ˜† , You brought back memories of when I was learning to play the piano when I was young (my Uncle helped big-time here). I think “oh McDonald…”, and “Ode To Joy” were some of the songs I remember from that green beginners book.

    A couple of places that are REALLY awesome in the fall are Rhode Island and Connecticut…the foliage is truly beautiful this time of year there.

    Oh, and I took the poll as well…can’t wait for the “big poll” right around the corner.

  2. Forgot to add my answers: Winter and Autumn are my fav. times of the year…no knock against the other Seasons, but I just enjoy these times more.

  3. Lovely fall pictures… and what a surprise, Eva Cassidy singing Autumn Leaves, both my favorites. I have her CD with that song in my car now! My vote? Autumn of course!

  4. Very nice site, which I found through Poet Verse. Thanks for sharing, Darren King

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