Saturday, October 31, 2015

Autumn Potpourii


I love the spicy, aromatic smell of fall. It always happens when the ground is mushy with leaves and the last saturated leaf is dangling from the tree tops. So Autumn Potpourri is such a perfect title today. We took our first fall walk at Lebanon Hills this year. It's our default wilderness for early spring or fall walking tours. I always say to my husband, "Let me guess, you want to go to Lebanon Hills." Well, it is nice. But no swans today.





We always have to check out the leaves at Robert's Bird Sanctuary behind Lake Harriet. Vibrant yellow majesty awaited.







These turkeys were strutting their stuff at Lakewood Cemetery. Another fall favorite. 



We spotted these deer at Robert's Bird Sanctuary. They were watching another couple walk by as we were watching them. There was a lot of watching going on.



Fall reflections at Wood Lake.



Centennial Lakes in Edina was ablaze with color too.


Fall color poked through the brush at Lake Harriet as well.



A lone fall leaf floated by.



A blaze of Red at Lakewood Cemetery. If only the dead could see their beautiful surroundings. Or maybe they do...

Do you know who can't act, can't sing but can dance a little? Head over to The Chorus of the Crows to find out. Plus I scare up a profile of the master of horror for Halloween...



24 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a pretty Autumn walk. The colors are beautiful. And I like the turkeys and the cute deer. Wonderful images and post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Halloween, enjoy your weekend

Margaret Adamson said...

Those yellow leaves are awesome against the blus sky Sharon. The reflections are gorgeous and great to see the Turkeys. Have a lovely weekend.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful colors of autumn and very lovely reflection.

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Sharon, and your header is stunning!

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Breathtaking images of the yellow foliage, deers, and neat capture of the turkeys.

Anni said...

Absolutely stunning images. The colors of autumn [and I too enjoy the fragrances of the season]...to the wonderful wildlife and beautiful birds.

By the way, your header is so cool.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Gorgeous autumn colours! I love the deer. They're beautiful animals.

DJan said...

So pretty! I love looking up at the magnificent leaves. And the cute deer, and the doomed turkeys... :-)

Mama Zen said...

These are perfect fall photos! Gorgeous!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Such beautiful fall foliage!

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous views! love the deer, too!

Marie C said...

I just love this post! Not only do you share the wonderful vibrant colors of Fall, but also the deer and turkeys....and the lake is just stunning. Wonderful!

jane phillips said...

Beautiful pictures!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh what a lovely Autumn it is in your neighborhood! Thanks for sharing it. Hope it lasts a while longer ... Fall is great, it's just what happens next that is a problem for me at least. (But Florida is on the horizon.)

NC Sue said...

What a beautiful series!
Thank you for linking up your photos at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/11/waiting-for-metro.html

mick said...

All beautiful fall colors but I especially like the first photo with the light dancing on the waters of the lake.

Adam Jones said...

Some great looking deer.

Liz Needle said...

Autumn is so beautiful in your part of the world. Love the shots of Centennial Lake.

Linda Hensley said...

Beautiful! Some of your places look so much like my places. Your photos really make me want to play hooky today and take some pictures myself, but I'll be responsible. I hope the weather cooperates this weekend. Keep shooting!

Gauri Kulkarni said...

Love autumn and fall, and these pictures are fantastic!!! Some , straight on the postcard :) Enjoy this season

Felicia said...

a beautiful series of autumn images.

barbara said...

What a beautiful place!

Pat Tillett said...

One beautiful image after another. REALLY nice work Sharon!

Stewart M said...

Great set of pictures - are the fall colours good this year, or is this just normal!!???

cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne