Ballet shoes

Autumn skies:

Sometimes, pumpkin-coloured;

Sometimes, grey.

Acting as a delicate background for long elegant leaves in high heels.

And when the sun shines,

Only delicate ballet shoes remain —

A reminder that renewal can be found in endings.

For more delicate skies, please visit: Skywatch.

85 responses

  1. It is always a pleasure to visit here, as you have a poetic mindset and see the unseen in nature, something that I love. Even Noveber holds true beauty, as can be seen in your images. Have a lovely week,
    xoxo

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    November 10, 2011 at 12:06

  2. Nice collections Autumn has beautiful color but it sometimes feel lonely.

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    November 10, 2011 at 12:24

  3. :Fi, you must have a magic wand somewhere that turns every picture into magic!! I especially love that last shot!

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    November 10, 2011 at 12:29

  4. How very observant you are. These are lovely photos showing that there is beauty in all things, large or small, old or new.

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    November 10, 2011 at 13:06

  5. planaquarium

    Gorgeous!

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    November 10, 2011 at 13:08

  6. Absolute Beauty!

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    November 10, 2011 at 13:59

  7. November is a favorite month of mine. It is much more solitary and with muted color, but in that solitary bleakness that most associate with a dying, lies the hardening seeds of renewal and room being made for the next generation of life. Those photos and your words capture it beautifully.

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    November 10, 2011 at 14:03

  8. That´s the fact, what light can do to the nature…and the photos too! Greatly illustrated here !

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    November 10, 2011 at 14:13

  9. Jeanie

    What a beautiful way to show the beauty of the dance of nature.

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    November 10, 2011 at 14:32

  10. Wonderful Macro shots. Beautiful details. My favorite is your second photo.

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    November 10, 2011 at 14:45

  11. **A reminder that renewal can be found in endings.**

    —–thank you for the continual reminders of pure & simple beauty, Lady Fil Xx

    Have a good Thursday.

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    November 10, 2011 at 15:00

  12. nice…your title on this one is perfect…love those little helicopters….lovely pics…

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    November 10, 2011 at 15:06

  13. so beautiful!!

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    November 10, 2011 at 15:25

  14. so beautiful…

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    November 10, 2011 at 15:28

  15. Love the photos but the thoughts behind your words that accompany them are truly beautiful.
    Seeing ballet slippers in maple samaras is pure poetry. 🙂

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    November 10, 2011 at 15:37

  16. Just beautiful. I will never look at those seeds in the same way again as they come floating down.

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    November 10, 2011 at 15:48

  17. Wonderful shots of nature’s ballet slippers.

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    November 10, 2011 at 15:58

  18. Your imagination is richer than mine (obviously)! 😉
    In Malaysia, we hang salted fish just like the way you do your ballet shoes in Sverige. 😉

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    November 10, 2011 at 16:06

  19. Awesome, loved the second shot! Great composition!

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    November 10, 2011 at 16:43

  20. What a wonderful eye and beautiful imagination you have!

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    November 10, 2011 at 16:46

  21. Great pictures with the wonderful light and color of autumn. I love the color of those pretty leaves wet with rain.

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    November 10, 2011 at 17:02

  22. I was thinking the same thing as Barbara! You do indeed have a wonderful eye for extraordinary captures and a beautiful imagination as well. Have a beautiful weekend!

    Sylvia

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    November 10, 2011 at 17:03

  23. Love the pumpkin!

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    November 10, 2011 at 17:41

  24. Very nice! Ballet shoes and high heals is a creative interpretation for your photos. I like it.

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    November 10, 2011 at 17:52

  25. So much wisdom in your words, ladyFi 🙂

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    November 10, 2011 at 17:53

  26. Hi There, Oh how I love your pictures… The leaf one with the water drops is awesome.

    I love the statement about finding renewal in endings is GREAT… That is so true in Fall —when things are dying, yet there’s much more to see in them…

    Thanks for the great post.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    November 10, 2011 at 17:56

  27. there is so much artistry in your images. i’m a fan.

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    November 10, 2011 at 18:15

  28. Lovely!
    We have snow on the ground and it seems to be sticking…Enjoy your autumn!!!!

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    November 10, 2011 at 18:21

  29. These are marvelous pictures — absolutely fantastic.

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    November 10, 2011 at 20:41

  30. Oh, such true words. Wonderful pictures!

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    November 10, 2011 at 20:43

  31. I suppose the question is whether renewal is always found in endings.

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    November 10, 2011 at 21:01

  32. Your photos are always a delight – love these delicate shots. Enjoy a beautiful and safe week-end.

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    November 10, 2011 at 21:17

  33. What gorgeous ballet shoes.Golden colors are so beautiful and warm, to compensate for the cooler weather.

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    November 10, 2011 at 21:33

  34. These are really lovely images! Hope you are having a great day!

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    November 10, 2011 at 22:27

  35. sandy

    They are! Thanks for pointing that out! Wonderful color in this set of slipper shots.

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    November 10, 2011 at 22:29

  36. What a great shots Lady Fi !!
    Love the autumn theme…
    Have a great SWF and greetings from Holland,
    Anna :-))

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    November 10, 2011 at 22:42

  37. never thought of them as ballet shoes. But they do look a little like that. 🙂

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    November 10, 2011 at 23:44

  38. Jim

    I really like how you see!

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    November 10, 2011 at 23:53

  39. Lovely shots! And the comparison to high heels and ballet shoes is great.

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    November 10, 2011 at 23:59

  40. Ballet shoes, indeed. You have such a poetic way of looking at our beautiful world. Fi, you photos are just stunning.

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    November 11, 2011 at 01:28

  41. DEAR FIONA,

    It´s a pleasure to visit you. I was out of blogosphere for many many weeks.
    I´m trying to restart again after a storm.
    fabulous shots.
    nice weekend

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    November 11, 2011 at 01:49

  42. Al

    You find the beauty in the simplest natural things, I love these photos.

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    November 11, 2011 at 01:58

  43. What lovely photographs and gentle words.

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    November 11, 2011 at 02:05

  44. I love the way you “see”. I will look at these hanging seeds and leaves differently from now on!

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    November 11, 2011 at 02:36

  45. I always look forward to what your eye has seen through the lens, Fi. I believe in your words – endings are necessary for new beginnings. Enjoy your weekend with family. A winter storm is coming through the Mts of CO (hopefully).

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    November 11, 2011 at 02:48

  46. Gosh they do look like ballet slippers….

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    November 11, 2011 at 03:44

  47. Wonderful shots against the sky. Love the variety.

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    November 11, 2011 at 04:46

  48. You have such an eye, imagination, and skill. Really nice beautiful post.

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    November 11, 2011 at 04:49

  49. Thankyou. Your images enhanced your words, and your words the images.

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    November 11, 2011 at 05:08

  50. Lovely macro shots.

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    November 11, 2011 at 05:16

  51. I love your descriptions…it is perfectly paired with your photos. Happy Sky Watch!

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    November 11, 2011 at 05:36

  52. You have a good eye for your subjects, and a great poet too!

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    November 11, 2011 at 06:08

  53. Magnificent autumn duos! I won’t be seeing autumn downunder for another 6 months – so it’s great to live vicariously through your pictures!

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    November 11, 2011 at 06:10

  54. Beautiful shots.
    Sydney – City and Suburbs

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    November 11, 2011 at 06:19

  55. Beauty!

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    November 11, 2011 at 06:47

  56. Raf

    Even the delicate bending twig holding the slippers in the last image is mindfall of a Degas. Marvelous, Lady Fi.

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    November 11, 2011 at 07:02

  57. Your vision is incredible!

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    November 11, 2011 at 07:48

  58. Wow! Fantastic lighting in the shots.

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    November 11, 2011 at 07:49

  59. Your pics are so stunning! But my favorite is the first one (probably because the mood you captured there!)

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    November 11, 2011 at 08:22

  60. Hi there – the back lit sycamore seeds are great – a very nice find.

    Stewart M

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    November 11, 2011 at 08:59

  61. Very creative.

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    November 11, 2011 at 09:51

  62. That’s a comparison which would never have occurred to me!

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    November 11, 2011 at 10:08

  63. simply beautiful
    thank you for sharing

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    November 11, 2011 at 10:50

  64. Real pretty

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    November 11, 2011 at 10:57

  65. Very beautiful :0)

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    November 11, 2011 at 12:02

  66. JM

    Great work, they’re all gorgeous!

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    November 11, 2011 at 14:17

  67. Several others have commented on the poetic bent both of your descriptions and photos. «Louis» heartily concurs!

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    November 11, 2011 at 15:04

  68. Whirley-gigs. 🙂

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    November 11, 2011 at 15:19

  69. Delicate,strong, and quite simply beautiful. A lovely way to dance out the ending days of autumn.

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    November 11, 2011 at 15:34

  70. ds

    Beautiful, wise, and so poetic. Who but you would see ballet shoes in seed pods? Thank you.

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    November 11, 2011 at 15:53

  71. Lovely shots and equally fantastic descriptions!

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    November 11, 2011 at 16:22

  72. your photos are always outstanding, and today your words too. I love it. happy day to you Fiona.

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    November 11, 2011 at 17:05

  73. jolie série colorée.

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    November 11, 2011 at 18:08

  74. Stemningsfulle bilder med vakre farger. Liker at høsten også bærer i seg nytt liv.

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    November 11, 2011 at 18:56

  75. something great always waits here

    Aloha from Honolulu

    Comfort Spiral

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    November 11, 2011 at 20:16

  76. absolutely stunning shots and composition!
    i’m impressed!

    very nicely done! 🙂
    i have a feeling i will browsing through your blog for the rest of the day.

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    November 11, 2011 at 20:59

  77. I love seeing the world through your eyes. I wouldn’t have seen ballet shoes … but now I will.

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    November 12, 2011 at 02:20

  78. Simply beautifully captured shots…lovely colors, DOF and the composition!

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    November 12, 2011 at 03:42

  79. Liz

    Beautiful shots! Happy sky watching.

    Skywatch

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    November 12, 2011 at 04:06

  80. Captured beautifully!

    Late visiting from SW, hope you can peek at my Skywatch entry when you get a chance. Thanks.

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    November 12, 2011 at 04:59

  81. “Acting as a delicate background for long elegant leaves in high heels.” ~ WoW! Wonderfully creative and again, stunning photographs! You are very talented and I love how you add well crafted lines to accompany your awesome pictures! The third shot really does look like a pair of ballet shoes hanging as an ornament!

    Keep up the wonderful work and have a great weekend!
    Fiona x0x 🙂

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    November 12, 2011 at 06:50

  82. I agree!!! DELICIOUS!!!

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    November 12, 2011 at 15:25

  83. Lovely images (pictures and words). My kids used to make “noses” out of those long seed pods — i like your image better (although ballet shoes would have been the furthest thing from my boys minds!)

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    November 12, 2011 at 17:31

  84. Looks like great artworks!

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    November 12, 2011 at 19:03

  85. nice work… the tones and composition as beautiful as ever… though the first one is a bit dark… the last one is very good… esp with the background color tones.. Rishi

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    November 19, 2011 at 03:03

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