Zen-sational

Autumn is a time of exuberant energy —

It’s quite zensational, in fact.

Zen-sational

The golden coins of leaves

Hang like happy suns in the trees;

Golden coins

The light in the woods

Is magical.

Light copy

Everywhere you go,

You can see flying leaves

(Those black dots aren’t dirt, they are leaves!)

And beautiful views.

Golden view

And the best thing about autumn

Is that you’re never too old

To frolic in the leaves.

Ruby leaves

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104 responses

  1. The autumn leaves, pure genius.

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    October 20, 2014 at 15:27

  2. What an adorable dog! And those photos really capture the feeling of autumn…

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    October 20, 2014 at 15:28

  3. Filtered light is wonderful this time of year. You capture it beautifully!

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    October 20, 2014 at 15:36

  4. precious precious precious!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    October 20, 2014 at 15:37

  5. Wow, just don’t know how you keep out doing yourself! This series is gorgeous, love the first. Have a beautiful week.

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    October 20, 2014 at 15:38

  6. The expression on Ruby’s face is just perfect! I think I looked like that a few times yesterday, sitting among the leaves along the Mississippi River!

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    October 20, 2014 at 15:45

  7. cosmos

    A sudden smile flashes on my face. How charming and how meditative she is! Your photos and your words are really magical!

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    October 20, 2014 at 15:48

  8. ha. your friend looks very zen propped up there….lol
    love the pine needle pic…nice play with shadow and light….

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    October 20, 2014 at 16:00

  9. Oh, I love this Ladyfi! ❀

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    October 20, 2014 at 16:01

  10. I love that picture of Ruby on the bench – she is so happy, just soaking up the sunshine!!!
    Isn’t it hard to get a good photo of falling leaves?

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    October 20, 2014 at 16:05

  11. Ruby is meditating in that first picture πŸ™‚

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    October 20, 2014 at 16:12

  12. Beautiful. The essence of autumn and Ruby’s lovely coat matches the golden leaves!

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    October 20, 2014 at 16:12

  13. Oh, my goodness … that first photo is precious. A meditating puppy is not something you see every day!

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    October 20, 2014 at 16:13

  14. Beautiful! Ruby with closed eyes. I love it!!! Dreaming……………….

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    October 20, 2014 at 16:25

  15. hello
    He greatly enjoys the last warm rays of the sun!
    good week

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    October 20, 2014 at 16:27

  16. I’m sooooo zen … right now!! Just like Ruby….. and I need a bench… LOL… Magical dreamy mood… so inspired!! Thank you for these beauty brought to us… a good day to all!

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    October 20, 2014 at 17:00

  17. such beauty – ending with a big grin. πŸ™‚

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    October 20, 2014 at 17:05

  18. Oh, I do love seeing Ruby and how much she is enjoying the beautiful weather!! So much wonderful gold in your world today, Fiona, and terrific captures as always!! Hope you both have a great week and do give her a pat for me!!

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    October 20, 2014 at 17:14

  19. Gorgeous images and love your dog. So cute!

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    October 20, 2014 at 17:37

  20. Beautiful! And so glad you have another precious furry-soul to love. πŸ™‚

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    October 20, 2014 at 18:03

  21. I love the photos especially the one of the silhouetted small tree with dew drops on it.

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    October 20, 2014 at 18:18

  22. such beautiful photography!!!

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    October 20, 2014 at 18:21

  23. Moments like that with the dog are so beautiful!…:)JP

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    October 20, 2014 at 18:48

  24. Autumn colors in this beautiful photos, very romantic !! It seems that Oscar loves the fall!

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    October 20, 2014 at 18:49

    • Oscar is no longer with us, I’m afraid. This is Ruby, his great-granddaughter.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      October 21, 2014 at 06:11

  25. Lovely photos of autumn but nothing beats the wonderful first shot of your cute dog!=)

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    October 20, 2014 at 19:19

  26. Your photos are stunningly beautiful!

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    October 20, 2014 at 19:22

  27. Sweet dog! Big hug for her! πŸ™‚

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    October 20, 2014 at 19:32

  28. You always take me somewhere magical…..THANK you:)
    My breath goes slower and deeper and more openly grateful.
    That’s golden.
    Much thanks,
    Jennifer

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    October 20, 2014 at 19:41

  29. Wonderful photos!

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    October 20, 2014 at 20:33

  30. She blends right in, beautiful, beautiful photos!

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    October 20, 2014 at 20:36

  31. Awesome …. what a color. Very nice warm and golden tones.
    Nice also to see them. Golden retriever between the “gold” leaves Very well done and very nicely photographed:-)

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    October 20, 2014 at 20:44

  32. Such radiance … and such peace. I love the meditating dog picture πŸ™‚ Blessings to you in this beautiful season.

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    October 20, 2014 at 20:49

  33. I feel jealous! πŸ™‚ Where’s my autumn?

    Great photos. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    October 20, 2014 at 21:03

  34. A wonderful series of photos.

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    October 20, 2014 at 21:34

  35. Ruby is the perfect Autumn dog! I will always see Oscar in Winter in my mind. Gorgeous photos!

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    October 20, 2014 at 22:24

  36. I love that dog. I wonder what she was dreaming of. Such a blissful look on her face. πŸ™‚

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    October 20, 2014 at 22:28

  37. Sweet! I’m glad you explained about the leaves!

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    October 20, 2014 at 22:46

  38. I see Ruby is taking full advantage of your glorious fall!

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    October 20, 2014 at 23:13

  39. Beautiful Autumn colors. And I love the shots of Ruby, she is pretty..Enjoy your new week!

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    October 20, 2014 at 23:14

  40. thesmittenimage

    Awww beautiful images, Fiona. It looks like Ruby was just made for autumn gold.. but I suspect I’ll say that about her and winter, spring and summer also.

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    October 21, 2014 at 00:15

  41. Hi! Nice autumn color scenery. Ruby is very cute. Thanks for sharing.

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    October 21, 2014 at 00:32

  42. Wonderful colors and your photos are beautiful. I especially like the dog sitting on the wooden bench.

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    October 21, 2014 at 01:29

  43. Pat

    Beautiful autumn colors and a sweet dog.

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    October 21, 2014 at 01:35

  44. Wonderful photos! Your dog is gorgeous! I love the colors!

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    October 21, 2014 at 01:46

  45. lovely time of year…

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    October 21, 2014 at 02:05

  46. Al

    Lovely photos as always. Your new dog looks very happy.

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    October 21, 2014 at 02:10

  47. the first photo is the image of pure dog pleasure

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    October 21, 2014 at 02:14

  48. Ruby looks so beautiful (and so happy!) sitting in that wonderful sunlight!

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    October 21, 2014 at 02:14

  49. Such beauty, you capture the essence of autumn … the dog must be meditating in the first pic πŸ™‚

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    October 21, 2014 at 02:48

  50. joannajenkins50

    Ruby is one lucky dog– What a gorgeous day you had together.
    xo jj

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    October 21, 2014 at 02:52

  51. Golden leaves, Golden Retriever. All so beautiful!

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    October 21, 2014 at 02:53

  52. Ron

    Fiona, the expression of Ruby’s face in that first photograph is so PRECIOUS! It totally epitomizes pure pleasure!

    Stunning captures! I especially love the ones of the flying leaves and the light in the woods. MAGICAL!

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    October 21, 2014 at 03:57

  53. I love the russelling sound of Fall leaves.

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    October 21, 2014 at 04:02

  54. As much as I love the spring-like autumn I have right now, I look forward to the golden leaves (even though ours isn’t half as glorious as yours!)

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    October 21, 2014 at 04:18

  55. beautiful autumn series Lady Fi.

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    October 21, 2014 at 04:48

  56. Beautiful autumn photos – really love the first image! πŸ˜€

    Lindy

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    October 21, 2014 at 06:52

  57. Beautiful golden images!

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    October 21, 2014 at 07:14

  58. Everything is beautiful in gold

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    October 21, 2014 at 07:35

  59. indrani

    Love your photos, you frame them so well.

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    October 21, 2014 at 07:51

  60. Leo

    Beautiful…… nice Golden….

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    October 21, 2014 at 09:29

  61. Beautiful autumn pictures, and such a cute dog model !

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    October 21, 2014 at 09:38

  62. Absolutely wonderful and cheerful autumn stills! Great perspective and colors

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    October 21, 2014 at 10:00

  63. it is zen-sational πŸ™‚

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    October 21, 2014 at 10:01

  64. The warm golden ‘coat’ on the beautiful dog blends in with the beauty of its autumn surroundings….zensational!!!

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    October 21, 2014 at 11:34

  65. Such lovely, calming colors! I particularly like the coins! πŸ™‚

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    October 21, 2014 at 11:56

  66. The first image says everything about the golden glow of autumn…….fabulous!

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    October 21, 2014 at 11:56

  67. Beautiful autumn pictures, the first picture is amazing.
    Greetings Irma

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    October 21, 2014 at 12:32

  68. Truly Zensational:)

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    October 21, 2014 at 12:41

  69. An nice and DRY autumn with all its colours πŸ™‚

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    October 21, 2014 at 12:44

  70. Thats a very mellow looking dog! Just soaking up some rays!

    I hope word verification is now off – blogger become self aware and decided I needed it turned on, and then would not let me turn it off!!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    October 21, 2014 at 13:29

  71. Lovely and joyful shots! Love the one of your Zen dog πŸ™‚

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    October 21, 2014 at 14:24

  72. Anonymous

    one of the things i miss most about living up north is autumn. because of yes, the leaves. the glorious golden leaves!! lovely captures

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    October 21, 2014 at 14:34

  73. I love the “golden coin of leaves” we are all made richer by.

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    October 21, 2014 at 16:07

  74. Ruby’s face basking in the sun….what a hoot. Love her.

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    October 21, 2014 at 16:17

  75. Don

    A winning series. Beautiful photography.

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    October 21, 2014 at 17:03

  76. Wonderful setting for playing.

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    October 21, 2014 at 17:25

  77. Stunning. Fabulous. Love that first photos LOTSSSSSSSS! xx

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    October 21, 2014 at 18:19

  78. Love the first picture, a blissfully basking retriever!

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    October 21, 2014 at 18:25

  79. Beautiful autumn photography but you know who ‘steals the show’ ~ Love your dog!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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    October 21, 2014 at 18:50

  80. Love that frolicking!

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    October 21, 2014 at 19:23

  81. zensational for sure!

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    October 21, 2014 at 19:47

  82. Your post is a great comfort for someone in the autumn of his or her life. Thanks!
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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    October 21, 2014 at 20:07

  83. yes yes yes!!!

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    October 21, 2014 at 20:38

  84. Kaya

    Fantastic autumn colors! Carpet of colorful leaves and sweet beautiful dog! Very excellent photos!

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    October 21, 2014 at 20:38

  85. Ruby is meditating and thinking deep thoughts. (No, wait, I think it is you thinking deeply.). She is thinking about retrieving her tennis ball. Each of you making the most of your beautiful golden Autumn days!

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    October 21, 2014 at 21:52

  86. wonderful time of the year, stunning colors and photos

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    October 21, 2014 at 21:53

  87. Zensational indeed. Each movement of the light and leaves … and pups … draws us in. Thank you Fiona for sharing these moments.

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    October 22, 2014 at 03:49

  88. HI Fiona, thanks for sending a great feeling of Zen my way through your beautiful photographs. The very first photo is so so adorable. Your dog looks like he’s meditating.

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    October 22, 2014 at 04:01

  89. Hudson Howl

    I just read a poem, in which the first line was ”This place of edges’. These shots and your words feel like kindred spirits to that opening line of that poem.

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    October 22, 2014 at 04:26

  90. la tua bellissima Greta Γ¨ bionda come i colori sgrargianti dell’autunno
    buongiorno mia cara!

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    October 22, 2014 at 07:36

  91. Beautiful, we are a couple weeks behind you in our fall color.

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    October 22, 2014 at 13:27

  92. Jim

    Fiona, these are beautiful photos of a beautiful time of year. Ruby knows how to absorb this beauty fully!

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    October 22, 2014 at 14:29

  93. A golden dog among golden leaves, it doesn’t get much better than that. I also looked at your previous posts and they are so beautiful. I am glad you like to take pictures of nature in the old country.

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    October 23, 2014 at 02:18

  94. Wonderful post!

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    October 23, 2014 at 17:43

  95. I love that first photo. Too beautiful. Autumn is a magical time indeed.

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    October 23, 2014 at 20:02

  96. ‘The golden coins of leaves
    Hang like happy suns in the trees;’
    That is beautifully poetic and describes your trees perfectly!

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    October 24, 2014 at 05:31

  97. Ruby looks like she’s enjoying the autumn sun.

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    October 24, 2014 at 08:45

  98. The third one — WOW!

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    October 24, 2014 at 16:55

  99. Pat

    All of them are Gorgeous! Zen is a cute pooch…

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    October 25, 2014 at 04:04

  100. these are all lovely, but you were never going to top that first one!!! that’s on happy pup!!!

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    October 25, 2014 at 15:03

  101. j’adore ce troisiΓ¨me clichΓ©

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    October 28, 2014 at 09:00

  102. Beautiful photos and a great write!

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    October 29, 2014 at 19:09

  103. jennypennifer

    Ruby’s having a ball … literally … and I feel something magical inside when autumn leaves float through the air. There’s simply nothing else in the world like it. I love this splendid season. xoxo to you Fiona

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    October 30, 2014 at 05:41

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