Talking leaves

It starts as a whisper…

Urging me to go outside and discover the beauty of the day.

I think it’s the leaves talking, don’t you?

Sometimes the September sun is so bright

That you just can’t help posing in its gold;

Other times, the early morning mist

Creates a  soft scarf of wisps,

And as you walk on,

You might discover a tiny universe of dew

Or the grand sight of a heron basking in the first rays of light

Before flying off into the distance —

Leaving you all the richer for having seen his graceful flight.

For more tiny slices of beauty, please visit: Our World.

91 responses

  1. Your photography is simply mesmerizing and soul touching. I’m not just saying that either. It’s true.

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    September 17, 2012 at 15:57

  2. Bob

    Beautiful nature.

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    September 17, 2012 at 16:12

  3. Great reminders of this glorious world we live in and the gifts it gives us if we only keep our eyes open for them!!

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    September 17, 2012 at 16:12

  4. Dear Lady Fi!
    We look forward to your next post.
    Fell in love with your beautiful, perfect photographs.
    Kisses!
    Lucia

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    September 17, 2012 at 16:18

  5. Wonderful photos!

    Mind you, there is a heron around here that keeps trying to eat the fish in our pond!! Murray is not impressed!!

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    September 17, 2012 at 16:42

  6. beautiful! thanks for sharing..

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    September 17, 2012 at 16:49

  7. Amy

    There is such a serenity in your photos Fi….love it!

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    September 17, 2012 at 16:53

  8. TexWisGirl

    such beauty! thank you for the uplift today.

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    September 17, 2012 at 17:03

  9. truly amazing captures!

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    September 17, 2012 at 17:41

  10. Sylvia Kirkwood

    You do have such a beautiful world and you do capture the beauty so well!! Thank you for sharing it with us! Have a wonderful week!

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    September 17, 2012 at 18:07

  11. Love the beautiful purple colour of the leaves..

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    September 17, 2012 at 18:15

  12. Your Oscar is so beautiful in the golden light! Happy Fall to you and yours!🙂

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    September 17, 2012 at 18:21

  13. Of course the turquoise boat caught my eye. It seems tropical in style, yet it’s in Sweden.

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    September 17, 2012 at 18:22

  14. Don

    Fiona, I hate singling out a specific image because they’re always all so captivating, but the one with your beautiful friend in the foreground against the golden background is just wonderful.

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    September 17, 2012 at 18:27

  15. Doesn’t Oscar look handsome!!!

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    September 17, 2012 at 18:29

  16. onceupona

    Oscar is a zen master. He’s always looking at the beauty in nature at the best moments. Beautiful photos all! Cheers! -Danette

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    September 17, 2012 at 18:31

  17. Every one of these photos is gasp worthy in its beauty. My favorite is the glowing pup! My heavens what a shot!

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    September 17, 2012 at 19:02

  18. Pat

    Beautiful post.

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    September 17, 2012 at 19:03

  19. Your photos always amaze me, and just leave my breathless..The last one especially just out of this world :_)

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    September 17, 2012 at 19:42

  20. Great and beautiful shots as always. Fortunately, there are still many beautiful places all over the world.

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    September 17, 2012 at 21:27

  21. Bob

    I’m using a Canon 5,thanks.

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    September 17, 2012 at 21:27

  22. Wonderful shots and beautiful lighting. The mist rising off the water is so mysterious and beautiful.

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    September 17, 2012 at 21:33

  23. wow that pic of the doc is just amazing….the leaves talking…i def like that thought as well…def a beautiful month as the changes start…..smiles.

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    September 17, 2012 at 22:57

  24. Oscar does look handsome posing there with the pretty background. Lovely images and a beautiful post. Have a happy week ahead.

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    September 17, 2012 at 23:40

  25. cloudia

    your words fittingly accompany moving images! just wow

    Wishing You a happy week,
    with Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^=

    >

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    September 18, 2012 at 03:10

  26. Lady Fi,
    I love being part of your universe in a small way….
    Loooove the photo of Oscar. Ahhhh, what a Life. XXx

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    September 18, 2012 at 03:37

  27. Sigh. Another superb set of photos from the very talented Lady Fi! Enjoyed each one with all the nuance of color and wonderful composition.

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    September 18, 2012 at 04:28

  28. Oh wow, wonderful pictures, you’ve got the early fall captured perfectly.

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    September 18, 2012 at 05:10

  29. Your pictures talk more than a written expression:)

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    September 18, 2012 at 05:29

  30. Love the misty wisps shot! Wonderful!!

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    September 18, 2012 at 07:07

  31. So beautiful views always cheer up. I am greeting

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    September 18, 2012 at 07:33

  32. indrani

    The first picture is interesting.🙂
    Made me smile.

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    September 18, 2012 at 07:50

  33. All beautiful photos but the wisps of mist rising from the water is absolutely magical!

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    September 18, 2012 at 08:40

  34. I am never disappointed when I come to see your photos. You always blow me away with your stunning images. Well done.

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    September 18, 2012 at 09:00

  35. I’d like to frame the second and the third photo and hang them on the wall of my living room.

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    September 18, 2012 at 09:25

  36. Exquisite photos. Ones to just gaze at for a long time.

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    September 18, 2012 at 11:01

  37. Such wonderful photos! Ps: I live in Norrbotten😉

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    September 18, 2012 at 11:22

  38. Not tiny slices at all. Great big chunks of beauty. Thank you.

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    September 18, 2012 at 12:09

  39. Stunning series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    September 18, 2012 at 12:38

  40. Love the misty shot over the lake – so atmospheric!

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    September 18, 2012 at 12:39

  41. Great set of pictures. Let me see – sit by the banks of one of those lakes for 16 hours or sit on a plane for 16 hours? Not a difficult choice really!
    SM

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    September 18, 2012 at 12:51

  42. WAU – where some beautiful pictures you show🙂
    Hanne Bente

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    September 18, 2012 at 13:25

  43. Love your commentary as much as your pics! Marvelous!

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    September 18, 2012 at 13:38

  44. Pure magic! ♥

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    September 18, 2012 at 13:41

  45. I love that misty photo… Magical!

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    September 18, 2012 at 13:53

  46. Fantastic photography of such natural beauty ~ Love the dog! ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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    September 18, 2012 at 14:20

  47. sandy

    You have captured the essence of early fall so well. I wonder if the leaves are saying their goodbyes?

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    September 18, 2012 at 14:24

  48. Beautiful shots, very nice variety.

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    September 18, 2012 at 15:40

  49. awesome contrasts .. all so lovely

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    September 18, 2012 at 16:04

  50. ove your composition, lady fi… btw, is that a lake?😉

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    September 18, 2012 at 16:41

    • That is the lake right outside my door.

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      September 18, 2012 at 16:47

      • hala, will you consider adoption of an Asian female adult? she can do the dishes and throw away the trash, hehe… may i live there? i promise to behave…😉

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        September 18, 2012 at 16:49

  51. Awesome indeed! I really enjoyed these mesmerizing moments… So Blissful!

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    September 18, 2012 at 17:57

  52. Lovely pictures, the misty one with the curch in the background is great….top job of all pictures!

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    September 18, 2012 at 17:59

  53. You have a beautiful blog. Really awesome pictures here!

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    September 18, 2012 at 18:47

  54. love all the images but the last one is a big fav ♥

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    September 18, 2012 at 19:32

  55. Joy

    Wow, what an awesome world. Beautiful pictures:)

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    September 18, 2012 at 22:04

  56. Wonderful captures of enchanting places…

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    September 18, 2012 at 22:21

  57. ahhhh….beautiful! Yes, I think they are calling for you to go outside and enjoy.

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    September 18, 2012 at 22:22

  58. Big sigh. Your blog is one of my very favorite places to visit. Your photos are gorgeous!
    xo jj

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    September 18, 2012 at 22:27

  59. And such a visually beautiful world it is….sigh.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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    September 19, 2012 at 00:48

  60. Jim

    This is why I so love September!! Great colours and warmth you have captured Fiona!

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    September 19, 2012 at 01:45

  61. I think an alien is whispering in that first one and the 3rd….totally dreamy!

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    September 19, 2012 at 02:19

  62. Great post. Your photos go so nicely with the narrative.

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    September 19, 2012 at 02:43

  63. Al

    Gorgeous photos. Those leaves are calling to me this weekend as they’re starting to change here.

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    September 19, 2012 at 02:45

  64. Really stunning photos!

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    September 19, 2012 at 03:38

  65. You walk each day in wonder – and the best thing is that you realize it! That mist grabs my imagination.

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    September 19, 2012 at 04:37

  66. Beautiful morning shots and a very nice narrative to go with them.

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    September 19, 2012 at 05:19

  67. Whoa! Which part of the heaven do you live in?

    Love your pictures🙂

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    September 19, 2012 at 06:55

  68. Call me crazy, but when I saw that first pic on my feed today, I instantly thought they were dipped in chocolate. The colors are just so rich!

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    September 19, 2012 at 07:06

  69. A wonderful series of shots!
    The light in that last one is LOVELY!

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    September 19, 2012 at 07:31

  70. Very beautiful pictures, full of atmospere !

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    September 19, 2012 at 11:43

  71. lindyloumacinitaly

    What can I say that is original, nothing gorgeous as always.🙂

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    September 19, 2012 at 17:32

  72. Beautiful and even I think leaves talk. Nature talks🙂

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    September 19, 2012 at 21:55

  73. Gorgeous. Your pictures are so good for the soul.

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    September 19, 2012 at 22:05

  74. Your pictures never disappoint.

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    September 20, 2012 at 00:33

  75. Superb pics…

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    September 20, 2012 at 05:58

  76. Lovely shots, very peaceful… my favorite is the one with Oscar🙂

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    September 20, 2012 at 06:07

  77. Jenn

    Beautiful captures. Love the misty photo… so dreamy and mysterious. 🙂

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    September 20, 2012 at 09:43

  78. Lovely photos Fi – Dave

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    September 20, 2012 at 11:04

  79. Wonderful shots as always!
    The third shot is fantastic!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    ***
    Hope you are having a fabulous week****

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    September 20, 2012 at 12:23

  80. such a lovely group of images

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    September 20, 2012 at 16:17

  81. Such gorgious views captured so wonderfully! All I can say is “Wow”

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    September 20, 2012 at 19:50

  82. ladyfi
    What a beautiful tribute to autumn your post is! I hope I were there and could take photos with you! Especialy I love the third one.
    keiko

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    September 21, 2012 at 02:33

  83. Hudson Howl

    First image very much primal -it speaks in tongue and tongue and cheek. A great image, as it evokes much much more than one would think possible.

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    September 21, 2012 at 16:03

  84. Gosh! These are all stunning! What a gorgeous area you live in. Wow! 🙂

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    September 22, 2012 at 04:46

  85. Great shots.

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    September 22, 2012 at 10:32

  86. thesmittenimage

    Holy smokes.. those second and third photos are just gorgeous!

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    September 22, 2012 at 23:27

  87. Anonymous

    “Soft scarf of wisp…” Beautifully expressed and perhaps my favorite of these exquisite images, my oh-so-talented friend.

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    September 23, 2012 at 18:17

  88. JM

    Amazing mist! Great shot.m

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    September 26, 2012 at 23:24

  89. wooww!! amazing pictures… i absolutely love the one of the lake and the fog.. beautiful..🙂

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    September 27, 2012 at 14:13

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