Leaf ballet

Autumn was short-lived and intense this year.

But last weekend I had an amazing experience.

In the distance, I saw a sunny bower of branches

And a shower of leaves dancing in the wind as they fell to the ground.

I stood under those trees and listened.

The leaves danced and twirled and fluttered down on me,

Sounding like gentle rain as they came to rest on hair, ground and an icy bench.

I like to look for the new beginnings in these ends.

Don’t leaf without visiting: Our World.

82 responses

  1. That is one of my favorite fall sounds…those leaves. Love this.

    November 5, 2012 at 16:03

  2. Aww the colourful songs of the Autumn leaves. Thank you for listening, LadyFi:-)

    November 5, 2012 at 16:06

  3. Pat

    I love to see the leaves fluttering down from the branches. Hard to capture, though!

    November 5, 2012 at 16:06

  4. This old earth is every turning.

    November 5, 2012 at 16:08

  5. Oh your yellow leaves are just gorgeous! Autumn at its best!

    November 5, 2012 at 16:09

  6. Oh, how wonderful with autumn pictures! My favourite time of year, the most beautiful of seasons.

    Forgive me, but I can not resist linking you to my autumn gallery on Facebook, but I don’t know if the link will work from a blog. Anyway, if it does and should you want to take a peek:


    All the best,

    November 5, 2012 at 16:11

  7. Sylvia Kirkwood

    Such a beautiful post for the day and I, too, love the falling, colorful leaves of Autumn! A colorful beginning as the start of a new year approaches! Delightful captures!!

    November 5, 2012 at 16:12

  8. I can really feel what you felt that weekend, through these wonderful images. The sound of autumn!
    Have a nice week:)

    November 5, 2012 at 16:16

  9. I love this time of year… Our leaves are mostly all DOWN now –and we are busy raking/blowing them up!!!!! Since we have so many shade trees in our yard, blowing/raking/mowing leaves is a fulltime job for sure!!!!! BUT–it’s great exercise and I enjoy it. I love hearing the crunch of leaves when I walk on them!!!!! OH—Fall is just awesome!!!! Great photos, Fiona.

    November 5, 2012 at 16:18

  10. i do that too … its soothing .. and makes for wonderful photos

    November 5, 2012 at 16:18

  11. Bob

    Beautiful leaves falling down.

    November 5, 2012 at 16:19

  12. Looking cooler there..your photos are lovely..and you have some sunshine!! Still dreary here:)

    November 5, 2012 at 16:32

  13. Beautiful shots, loved the last one. Very poetic.:)

    November 5, 2012 at 16:54

  14. the frost on the table is extra sweet.:)

    November 5, 2012 at 16:59

  15. That golden leafed tree just begs to be photographed, doesn’t it? Love the last shot of the scattered leaves. Wonderfully done!

    November 5, 2012 at 18:12

  16. Hudson Howl

    smiling here, one of these days am going to capture that dance as they fall, but no luck so far, next year as our leaves are all but gone now.

    Leaves on the park bench, priceless!

    November 5, 2012 at 18:37

  17. My dog Harry is a big orange guy. When he lays in the fallen leaves, it’s hard to see him! Wonderful photos!

    November 5, 2012 at 19:31

  18. lovely…i like the thought of the leaves as dancers….and choreography to their spins in the air…smiles…it can be rather beautiful to watch….

    November 5, 2012 at 19:39

  19. I really like your description of falling leaves as a leaf ballet. The tree is absolutely beautiful with those golden leaves.

    November 5, 2012 at 19:51

  20. Wonderful photos, great creations on this wonderful autumn theme.

    November 5, 2012 at 20:00

  21. Lindo demais.Dá pre ver bem,!! beijos,chica

    November 5, 2012 at 20:24

  22. Jim

    Kindred spirits we could be, Fiona. I too was attempting to ‘catch’ the leaves as they fell from the trees. I am so happy you have succeeded in doing so. Very lovely.

    November 5, 2012 at 21:54

  23. Wow. These photos are only made more perfect by the words you chose to explain them. Wonderful.

    November 5, 2012 at 22:16

  24. **I like to look for the new beginnings in these ends.**

    I like that, Lady Fi. Xx

    November 5, 2012 at 23:11

  25. Love that 2nd image, Lady Fi

    November 5, 2012 at 23:12

  26. · In autumn the leaves dance to the delight of our eyes. Great photos.

    · hugs

    CR· & ·LMA

    November 5, 2012 at 23:53

  27. onceupona

    It’s a beautiful time of year, isn’t it? Fall would be my favorite- especially because of the beautiful pictures you can take that feature gold and red leaf canopies- if it weren’t for winter. I still appreciate it though- every minute- maybe especially because of the impending change in temps. Cheers! Danette

    November 5, 2012 at 23:58

  28. I enjoy seeing the leaves flying about also! Lovely photos!

    November 6, 2012 at 01:03

  29. Lovely images and words, Lady Fi! The golden leaves are gorgeous. Have a lovely week ahead!

    November 6, 2012 at 01:08

  30. Fantastic Fall Pics!

    November 6, 2012 at 01:54

  31. cloudia

    YOU gave me chills!!!

    Aloha from Waikiki, Pal
    Comfort Spiral

    ~ >

    ~ ~ ~

    November 6, 2012 at 02:41

  32. These are lovely photos…they make autumn lovely.

    November 6, 2012 at 03:41

  33. Oh Fiona, you transport me…….

    Those cards should be on their way, it’s a long journey, but they will get there.


    November 6, 2012 at 04:28

  34. You certainly do wax poetic with these lovely leaves.

    November 6, 2012 at 04:31

  35. Love that last photo!!

    November 6, 2012 at 04:41

  36. Superb post!!

    November 6, 2012 at 06:03

  37. so pretty! lovely composition, captures the mood of the season… hello, lady fi😉

    November 6, 2012 at 06:08

  38. That is a truly dreadful pun that you finished with, but you are forgiven because of the beauty in the rest of the post. Thank you.

    November 6, 2012 at 06:22

  39. I love the light on the leaves. Beautiful. Today was our first day of (sort of) sunshine. I gladly snapped away.

    November 6, 2012 at 06:25

  40. Beautiful colors in all those leaves but the last photo with the contrast of the frost/ice on the bench is perfect!

    November 6, 2012 at 06:54

  41. “I like to look for the new beginnings in these ends.” So do I! And I like to watch the fallen leaves dancing and listen to the rustling music of them. Our autumn foliage has just started to deepen colors at last.


    November 6, 2012 at 06:59

  42. Lovely ballet in golden outfit!

    November 6, 2012 at 07:15

  43. Gosh I sure like the beauty and simplicity of visiting here…the golden yellow colors of the leaves is amazing, I am so glad to share my love of leaves with someone finally….I like how you celebrate the fall colors. I sometimes feel the path is decorated with all these amazing colors at this time of year.

    November 6, 2012 at 07:22

  44. how I love this yellow!

    November 6, 2012 at 07:31

  45. Beautiful and colorful.

    November 6, 2012 at 08:00

  46. jcosmonewbery

    Lovely colors!

    November 6, 2012 at 08:10

  47. This is such a beautiful post with lovely pictures!

    November 6, 2012 at 10:37

  48. Sunlight through amber leaves and a blue sky – lovely!

    November 6, 2012 at 12:33

  49. Love your autumn photos!

    November 6, 2012 at 12:42

  50. What a lovely color. I like walking the park in autumn. We also have the red leave.

    November 6, 2012 at 12:58

  51. I so enjoy your positive perspective in words and visions!

    November 6, 2012 at 13:11

  52. Beautiful pictures you show:)
    Hanne Bente

    November 6, 2012 at 13:39

  53. awesome shots… and u sound like a poet!:)

    November 6, 2012 at 13:40

  54. JM

    Love the photos and the title too.

    November 6, 2012 at 14:17

  55. Glad you got this moment! It is a lovely thing to catch a tree in full color and doing its little leaf dance.

    November 6, 2012 at 14:29

  56. Wonderful captures!

    November 6, 2012 at 15:51

  57. Gorgeous series!! I have never been able to capture the leaves in the act of falling… The last shot is my favourite – the frost on the picnic table emphasizes the wood gran!!
    And I love the photo of Oskar in the next post!

    November 6, 2012 at 16:24

  58. Very beautiful pictures. We too had nearly no autumn. The trees were green and then suddenly had lost all leaves. No real fall colors ! Strange !

    November 6, 2012 at 17:47

  59. imac

    Fantastic shots my friend, Love the seated Leaves too.

    November 6, 2012 at 18:27

  60. lindyloumacinitaly

    it may have been a short Autumn but you still managed to capture some lovely photos.

    November 6, 2012 at 18:35

  61. Hello Lady!
    The world is beautiful for your autumn photos.
    Great pictures.

    November 6, 2012 at 19:47

  62. So graceful, falling leaves.

    November 6, 2012 at 20:28

  63. Beautiful, lovely autumn colours…great job you do

    November 6, 2012 at 22:08

  64. your headline is very accurate. Love it.:)

    November 6, 2012 at 23:17

  65. You always have such lovely photos. The fall colors are so crisp and bright. I have been visiting your blog for a long time and would love to know how you get so many comments!!

    November 7, 2012 at 00:42

  66. Al

    Gorgeous photos as always. Autumn doesn’t want to end here, it’s still very warm.

    November 7, 2012 at 02:12

  67. Your photos are stunning!

    November 7, 2012 at 04:41

  68. Autumn is a nice season Fi. Sometimes messy with leaves too. But I like the colours. Nice photos – Dave

    November 7, 2012 at 09:19

  69. I just love the colors of autumn.

    November 7, 2012 at 12:17

  70. fabulous shots and autumn colours! that last photo just caught my eye! fascinating!!!


    November 7, 2012 at 12:59

  71. Lovely fall colors.. Very well captured my friend..

    November 7, 2012 at 15:52

  72. I love to add music to the falling leaves!

    November 7, 2012 at 16:12

  73. You have captured the light so beautifully.

    November 7, 2012 at 18:17

  74. Such a grand time of year! We have ice on the goldfish pond. That’s November for us!

    November 8, 2012 at 00:16

  75. Beautiful post! Love those dancing leaves and your words are music to the soul — Absolutely love it all!

    My Yatra Diary…

    November 8, 2012 at 09:20

  76. Lovely post. Autumn leavesare wonderful.

    November 8, 2012 at 20:29

  77. Beautiful autumn leaf photos…Thanks for stopping by my blog…

    November 8, 2012 at 21:56

  78. Short-lived in DK, too.😦 Here comes winter.

    November 9, 2012 at 16:56

  79. How beautiful!

    November 9, 2012 at 19:10

  80. j’adore ce cliché avec la feuille sur le banc

    November 10, 2012 at 11:00

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