Friday, October 15, 2010

Paradise

I do believe I live in a small corner of Paradise. I thought I'd share a few images for those of you not surrounded by glorious fall leaves. Sadly, I didn't think to take pictures until most of the leaves had lost their lustre and fallen, but the thought was there! So here you go -- past their peak, but still gorgeous!









How's that for inspiration? :) Next year I'll try to remember to take some when the leaves are at their best!

What's the best thing about your corner of Paradise?

129 comments:

  1. That's so pretty! Here in Texas everything is still GREEN. But soon, very soon, everything will become pretty like that. Maybe....

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. Kimberly - Thanks! We don't have a whole lot left on the trees now! Enjoy the burst in your area :)

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  3. So, so pretty. Tree's are starting to turn here too. It still fascinates me.

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  4. Holly - I love the fall leaves - it's such an amazing phenomenon!

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  5. The photos are stunning. We've got blossums here :o)

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  6. Niki - thanks! :)

    You've got all the joy of spring coming - enjoy!

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  7. Reminds me of where I grew up. Sigh.

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  8. Oh but these are just as beautiful!!!! You do live in a lovely place - wonderful!! Thanks for sharing these fab pics! Take care
    x

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  9. Carolyn - There are so many similar scenes all over the world. Glad they brought you some meoires!

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  10. Old Kitty - thanks! I love our area - so completely beautiful in all the seasons. Glad you enjoyed :)

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  11. Definitely still gorgeous, you live in a beautiful place! I love this time of year. Our leaves are just starting to turn.

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  12. Nice pictures!

    This morning we were surrounded by snow. Not many beautiful leaves on the trees now. :(

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  13. You are lucky, it's beautiful - lots of inspiration there!

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  14. So so so pretty! Since I'm from Montana, I really miss the fall leaves and scenery there. I live in UT now, and I'm glad it has a lot of the same things :)

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  15. Gorgeous!!! I love it. I'm experiencing fall and something about the air suddenly feels crisp enough to munch on. Gotta love it.

    Have a great weekend. :)

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  16. Since we don't get much in the way of fall leaves here, I thank you for the gorgeous pictures. I love the colors of fall.

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  17. Our leaves are just starting to fall. The frost is due next week so the story will change. Mine will be the house with two feet of leaves and NO tree!
    Lovely pictures--they look like paintings.

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  18. Stunning! The 5th picture is my favorite. :-)

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  19. I miss fall foliage! These are gorgeous, thanks for sharing.

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  20. Hi Jemi,
    I think that's truly a paradise! what a beautiful colorful leaves...
    Thanks for showing us!

    happy weekend, dear friend!
    xoxo nensa

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  21. You took some great photos! Wow, it is beautiful.

    I love the hot Virginia days turning to cool, windy, rainy weather, and how green-soaked everything still is.

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  22. Alexa - thanks - i do think it's gorgeous! Enjoy the show in your area!

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  23. Stina - thanks!

    Our snow won't be too far in the future, but we don't usually get it quite this early! Have fun with it!

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  24. Charmaine - nature sure is full of beauty! So much inspiration :)

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  25. Tiana - I bet both Montana & Utah are full of beautiful scenery! :)

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  26. Thanks Julie! I love your description "crisp enough to munch on!" - perfect!!! :)

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  27. Tricia - the colours really are incredible! With your talent, the pictures would be stunning!!! :)

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  28. Mary - our scenery is incredible! I didn't get any pics of the trees in my yard before the leaves fell! And they were gorgeous!

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  29. Shannon - I love that one too. There's something magical about paths and lanes and roads. All those possibilities!

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  30. Kelly - I've lived here all my life - can't imagine going through a year without it! :)

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  31. Thanks Nensa - a different look from your part of the world! They each have such unique beautry! :)

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  32. Guinevere - Virginia is one of the areas of the world I'd love to visit some day! I've seen such beautiful images!

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  33. You do have a little piece of Heaven at your fingertips:) These shots are aching beautiful! Where do you live?

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  34. The photos are beautiful. Our leaves are turning here in Georgia too, but since it's been so dry they aren't as bright as they normally are.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  35. That does look really serene!! *sigh*

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  36. hi miss jemi! WOWEE those pictures are sooooo pretty. every one of them could be a neat post card. i like all of them lots. we got a friend that lives at a place called sudbury and she says she gets to see those pretty leaves too. i like seeing pictures of where my blogger friends live.
    ...smiles from lenny

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  37. Jemi - gorgeous pictures... makes me miss home! ~sigh~

    I'd say the most gorgeous feature of my new home is the coulees. They're such an interesting feature (though nothing holds a candle to what's from home, right?) Have a great weekend!

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  38. Really gorgeous! We don't get many of the reds and oranges around here. Lots of gold though. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  39. So lovely. I couldn't pick a favorite if pressed. They're all gorgeous. :)

    We JUST cooled down yesterday...the leaves aren't quite turning yet. Soon. Very soon. We have highs of 60's for the next 7 days. It feels autumnal finally.

    I hope you're making progress on your revisions.

    Happy autumn, and happy weekend, Jemi. :)
    Love,
    Lola

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  40. Certainly a beautiful place,
    Wonderfyl pics,

    Enjoy your week-end.
    Yvonne.

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  41. Beautiful! We have a nice colouring too, for the most part, but ours are almost exclusively yellow, so the variety isn't as great as in your pictures. Thanks for taking me on a quick walk in the forest before I have to go to work ;)

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  42. Tamika - I'm in a small city in Northern Ontario (Canada). We really are surrounded by so much beauty! It's wonderful! :)

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  43. Mason - I've heard Georgia is just beautiful. One of these days I'd like to get there!

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  44. Lola - thanks! Our September was so odd so I think it affected the leaves too. The colours didn't last as long as they normally do. But they were still beautiful while they lasted.

    I finally feel like I have a start on my revision. It's finally got the voice I want. But now it's report card season, so I won't get much done!

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  45. DL - it really is. There's nothing quite like walking when the colours are in full bloom!

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  46. Lenny - thanks! I'm so glad you liked them! Sudbury's in my area too :) I love Northern Ontario!

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  47. DL C - there really is nothing like home. I had to look up coulees. The images on Google are extremely cool! :)

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  48. Lisa - the golds are pretty, but the reds are my favourites. I have a beautiful maple that turns the most glorious shade of orange outside my bedroom. Beautiful!

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  49. Thanks Yvonne! I hope yours is fabulous as well - you've had a nice week!

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  50. Cruella - thanks! I bet you've got some lovely landscapes too! I'll have to get pictures when the reds are still in full force next year. They are spectacular.

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  51. So pretty! We don't get a whole lot of color change down here in South Carolina so I have to live vicariously through my Northern neighbors. Thanks for the show!

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  52. ...inspiring pics, Jemi:)
    Looks like we're about a week behind you in the annual leaf drop!

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  53. Those are beautiful pics. Here, its raining but I love the rain. I write much better in the rain. Wish it were thundering and lightning though.

    Stephen Tremp

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  54. Autumn here is breathtaking. We have tons of trees and a thousands of lakes. I wait all year for this time to come and I can never spend enough time outside.

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  55. Jemi, these are gorgeous. Thank you so much for taking the pics and for sharing!! As you know, we're not even at peak yet in North Georgia, but I personally find every phase of fall magnificent, from first blush to bare tree bones.

    Love this post! that rebel, Olivia

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  56. So beautiful, Jemi. You're making me miss home!

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  57. Oh wow, so beautiful! I am jealous!

    Everything is still green here, but the temp is starting to get cooler. That means the leaves will be changing colors soon. I can't wait:)

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  58. Mary - It's hard to imagine not having those fall leaves around - one of the best parts of the year! Enjoy :)

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  59. Elliot - these were taken over a week ago, we've lost even more now. It's such a glorious time of year!

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  60. Stephen - I love a good thunderstorm! So exhilerating! :)

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  61. Hannah - I know! There's nothing in this world quite like that crisp fall air and the energy it creates! :)

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  62. Olivia - I agree. Each stage of fall has its own beauty. So lovely :)

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  63. Talli - thanks! Sorry for the homesickness - but you were just here, so I'm sure you got your fill! :)

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  64. Melissa - We're waiting for our first snowfall soon. We usually have at least one flurry before Halloween. It doesn't usually stay, but it gets the kids all jacked up!

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  65. Thank you for sharing these pics. They're gorgeous. Fall's my favorite season of the year, and the yellowing leaves are the best part of it. :)

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  66. It does look like paradise. We're still not at prime leave time here yet.

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  67. Emy - I'm glad you enjoyed them! I love Fall - the colours, the cooling air - wonderful! :)

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  68. Susan - I think so too! I think most folks in the States are a bit behind our colours - we'll be looking for snow soon! :)

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  69. Beautiful, beautiful pics Jemi!!! It's why I love Fall - all of the color. Thanks for sharing them. =D

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  70. RaShelle - fall really is such a gorgeous season! It's full of lovely moments :)

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  71. I wish our neck of the woods looked like yours!

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  72. Alex - it is truly gorgeous here! Glad you enjoyed :)

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  73. Looks absolustely beautiful! My corner of paradise? Los Angeles? A lot of restaurants, stores, and traffic. Okay, in all fairness, the weather is pretty darn nice most of the time.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  74. I grew up in an area with similar beauty. I only live and hour away from my home town, but this city seems stark in comparison.

    This so reminds me of home, and all things I enjoyed about my childhood.

    Thanks for the journey.

    ..........dhole

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  75. Lee - lol :) It does sound like LA has beautiful weather - definitely a plus!

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  76. Donna - you're welcome! We're lucky here. Even the city streets are loaded with trees and everywhere you look, it's gorgeous!

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  77. What part of Canada was this? I miss it.

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  78. Harvee - It's beautiful, isn't it? I live in Northern Ontario - we're surrounded by sutff like this! :)

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  79. Fall was always my favorite season. That's the one time of year I actually miss Michigan..

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  80. Lisa - I love Fall. Michigan has lots of beauty - the parts of the UP and northern lower penninsula that I've seen are gorgeous! :)

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  81. Gorgeous pictures and they were taken at just the right time, not past their peek. You really get the sense of autumn in all of them. Love the 4th shot of the water tumbling over the rocks.

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  82. Notes from Nadir - thanks! I do love all of the stages of fall. There are so many yards, fields and paths completely covered in leaves right now - so pretty!

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  83. Absolutely stunning pictures! I love Fall too... I think Spring and Fall are my favorite seasons, although I alternate with Summer sometimes too :)

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  84. Writing Nut - thanks! Fall is definitely my fave - although it should be summer because that's when I get my time off! :)

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  85. Gorgeous pictures! I love the colors of fall. It's kind of sad when it all goes away with winter... but then again, the snow can create some pretty scenes, too.

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  86. Very nice pictures Jemi! I do miss ON in the fall, particularly the colourful maple leafs. In the prairies, we did have beautiful colours too but the type of leaves are smaller so less distinguishable against each other. You have a photogapher's eye.

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  87. Shelley - me too! Fall is definitely my favourite season. Winter is pretty too - but it's not quite the same :)

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  88. Lynn - thanks! We have a gorgeous orange maple in the back and a golden one in the front. I hope to one day add a red - they're my favourites!

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  89. Wow, gorgeous! The autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. No wonder Randomities is autumn themed, heh.

    Great pictures you've got there Jemi! I wish I had a lake to go with the multi-colored leaves. From where I stand, the colors are about to reach their peak. ;)

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  90. Oh, gorgeous photographs! It does look like paradise. Not so colorful here this year in Virginia USA because of the hot, dry summer. Sad. I'll have to come back frequently and look at these pictures!! Thanks for posting them.
    Ann

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  91. Mari - I love autumn too - and yes, I've always loved your theme :)

    Hope your colours are gorgeous!

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  92. Ann - thanks! I do love the fall leaves :)

    I thought Virginia would always be gorgeous - but you're right the weather has such an impact on the colours. Glad you enjoyed!

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  93. Jemi - breathtaking! Wish that I was there!! We're in SoCal so we don't get seasons or beautiful leaves or even cool, crisp Fall for that matter.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving wishes for my brother. He's home, doing much better with no permanent heart muscle damage. It was enough of a scare to get him to make a lifestyle change but small enough to not do serious damage.

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  94. Yes, Jemi, you do live in Paradise.

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  95. Wow amazing.
    I always want to hit the northern US or southern Canada in autumn, those colours are so amazing.

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  96. Jennie - I'm so glad to hear your brother is doing better! That's such a scary situation - I'm glad a side benefit is he'll be making better choices in his life. Take care!

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  97. Rayna - thanks! I believe I do :)

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  98. Al - with your amazing photographer's eye, you'd love it! I missed the reds and oranges at their best, but the golds are beautiful too! When they're all out together, it's unbelievable! :)

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  99. Oh beautiful picture, Jemi! Those reds and burnt oranges, the lake through the trees... where do you live again? Need a lodger?!

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  100. Jayne - thanks!! I'm in Northern Ontario & it is so beautiful! You'd love it :) I actually missed the reds and oranges at their best - they can be much more vibrant. Maybe next year!

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  101. It looks a lot like where I live! It's past season here too through all the heavy rain and wind didn't help with the foliage this year.

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  102. I think you're right about paradise - what a gorgeous area. Ohio is such a beautiful state. Thanks for sharing! =)

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  103. Love the pictures. So beautiful!

    And just wanted to let you know I left you an award at my blog if you want it. :)

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  104. Those pictures are fantastic! We get great fall colors, too, but we don't have the water nearby. My favorite part of fall are the beautiful reds. Yesterday I drove by a stop sign I could barely see because it was surrounded by leaves of the same color.

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  105. Gorgeous! The trees are mostly still green where I live but I can see a little bit of what's to come.

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  106. Those are BEAUTIFUL pictures Jemi. You do live in a corner of paradise.

    Still sort of green here in Atlanta, the leaves are just starting to change color. The weather is still 80 degrees though, but I'm loving that.

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  107. Oh my gosh, those are beautiful photos! I live in So. Cal., so we don't see leaves like this. Amazing.

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  108. So beautiful! Our leaves are really colourful right now, and coming down in buckets. My husband's been lugging out bags and bags to the curb. But it's all very beautiful!

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  109. Laura - it's amazing how different parts of the world can look so much alike! We've had some rainy/windy weather too, so we've been losing a lot!

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  110. Shannon - thanks! I love it :)

    I've seen some photos of Ohio and I think a lot of the landscape is quite similar :)

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  111. Thanks Janet - glad you like them! :)

    And thanks so much!!! I'll pop on over as soon as I'm done here :)

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  112. Susan - that is so cool! My favourites are the reds too - they're so vibrant! They sometimes don't even look real they are so perfect. :)

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  113. Amanda - wow! It's hard to imagine leaves being still green - we've had frost most mornings and are expecting some snow tomorrow!

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  114. Karen - 80 degrees! Wow! Hard to even imagine :) I wasn't sure if the leaves would even fall in your area. I guess I'm not all that up on my geography!

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  115. Julie - thanks! I don't think your trees lose their leaves at all, do they??? I didn't think they did in Texas and Georgia though and I'm finding out differently! :)

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  116. Belle - lol - raking is definitely the down side! We just load up the truck bed with them and bring them down to the composting site. It does take quite a few loads :)

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  117. Spectacular pictures! This midwest fall foliage is pretty lame, compared to what I grew up with. What you have is magical.

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  118. Hey Jemi, I just saw that you posted a year ago about writing with some Chippewa characters. I have a few Ojibwe (Chippewa) characters in my WIP. Did you ever find someone to help you out?
    Feel free to email me, I'm curious as to how it all turned out!
    lydiakang (at) yahoo (dot) com.

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  119. Lydia - thanks! I love our scenery! I agree - it is completely magical.

    I never did find anyone to help and shelved the idea for the moment - I'll send you an email. :)

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  120. WOW!!! I don't normally comment on a post with over 100 comments already, but can't help myself. I LOVE nature photos. I agree, the leaves were spectacular this year. They seems especially vivid. Great shots!

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  121. Terry Lynn - thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed them - we sure enjoyed the colours here! They're so beautiful :)

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  122. What a glorious breath of fresh air after being in the writing cave!!

    Hmm. What I love about my paradise, Normal...

    I feel at home and accepted here.

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  123. Patti - thanks! I love our area - so pretty!

    I love what you love about home! That's absolutely perfect :)

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  124. These are beautiful, Jemi - thanks for sharing them! Fall is lovely, even if it does mean the end of glorious summer.

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  125. Thanks Ishta! I prefer Fall even though it means back to work - the air is so much better! And the colours are the best :)

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  126. That's beautiful! Your fall is far advanced over ours.

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  127. Fairy Hedgehog - Thanks - I think it's beautiful too! Although now everything is pretty much down and it's supposed to rain all week! :)

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