Thursday, October 23, 2008

golden sky in suburbia


please click on this photo to see golden leaves in more detail.


do you think this has enough sky in it to qualify for a skywatch friday post? I took this photo only three or four days ago. I felt a tremendous sense of urgency to post this when I happened upon this very tree again, only to find out that every single leaf had already fallen off of it! this seems to be happening all over long island lately, trees loaded with abundant golden yellow leaves falling to the ground in what seems like an instant. I guess that is why they call this time of year around these parts, fall !
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28 comments:

Islipian said...

I do think leaves are falling faster this year. The trees are colorful, colorful....bare. They seem to be missing the turning brown part and just going to straight to bare.

Woody said...

Great Choice For SWF. Nice Photo..

napaboaniya said...

Beautiful colors in this picture :)
Lovely golden!

Lily Hydrangea said...

Bettye, I'm glad to hear you say that because sometimes I wonder if it's just me not being good with time, like I think it's just a few days when it's actually a week. But I am sure I took this photo last weekend & yesterday, well, you know the story..lol!

Tash said...

wow - nothing like that in these parts - gorgeous

Pietro said...

This tree is so beautiful and harmonious. Great photograph, Lily.
Happy Sky Watch!
(This week I don't participate).

Pretty Life Online said...

Nice catch for skywatch! Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize__ blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, and our own two eyes. All is a miracle!!! Happy skywatching! Hope too see you @ corner too...

Babzy said...

beautiful golden tree , i like autumn for the colours of leaves !

Kay said...

The gold against that gorgeous blue is striking! I do miss autumn since we moved to Hawaii some months ago. Your photo makes me smile.

bobbie said...

Absolutely enough sky to qualify! The wonderful blue is the perfect contrast for the magnificent gold. Yes, the leaves are here and then gone in an instant this year. But you captured them while they were here!

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

I would tell you right now that this one is one of the best skywatch for this week. The colors are very vibrant! Love it! Thanks for wishing me a happy ferry trip! It means a lot!

Mabuhay from the Philippines!

Steven^^

AphotoAday said...

That really is a stunning color combination...

luvmyboys said...

Stunning picture!

I was just thinking the same thing about the leaves. My neighbor's tree had these beautiful reddish-yellow leaves on them and 2 days later, there's nothing but branches.

babooshka said...

Absoluteely stunning autumn colours.

ken mac said...

that picture is so full of fresh air that I feel better already!

Pearl Maple said...

Fantastic photo full of colour of the season, can almost feel the air getting crisp from here.

Book Hampton looks like a fun place, watching from a safe blogging distance might be safer for my little purse.

Thanks for sharing with us all.

Coloradolady said...

beautiful fall color. Love this skywatch post...you can never have too much of fall. Happy sWF.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Definitely qualifies - stunning

Kitty said...

wow, that's nuts. Crazy how quickly the leaves turn color.

I went thru Central Park the other day in a cab and was dying to jump out and snap photos. Fall lasts only a second!

Paz said...

I love the beautiful yellow leaves against that beautiful blue sky. Thanks for sharing with us!

Paz

Positive Images Surround Us said...

Isn't it amazing how fast teh leaves fall?! Glad you were able to capture the golden leaves!

Dave Coulter said...

Beautiful shot. The autumn combination of blue and yellow is one of my favorites!

MmeBenaut said...

I think our leaves fall a bit slower because our seasons seem to change less dramatically. This is a beautiful photo, Lily.

vincibene said...

Wonderful picture with beautiful colours!

Arnold Layne said...

This is a fantastic photo, for it represents every part about fall that I love. It shows the contrasting colors between the golden leaves and the bright blue sky, and the image also conveys the brisk, slightly chilled air of a fall morning. Great shot.

Arija said...

Lovely golden tree and blue sky. The thinning leaves enhance the picture.

The Tile Lady said...

What a wonderful golden tree! And plenty of sky! Yes, great Sky Watch photo...glad you came by and checked mine out too!
Marie

Neva said...

same here...the leaves are almost gone overnight! Nice tree at the time though!