Monday, May 18, 2009

MY WORLD ~ 26 The Great Autumn Leaf Hunt 2

Feel free to enlarge..the effect is quite different.

The Platypus pool at dawn, is there one on the left?



I creep with the light up the riverbank, hoping for what?
A platypus, awakening birds or just the thrill of a child
adventuring alone in the woods near precious water...



In the still dark woods, a little brook joins the river
at the platypus poole edged with autumn leaves and
solitude.



Dawn light mirrored in the flow as though from
Monet's brush



and as the sun climbs up with blare of trumpets
colour magically appears



flocks of tiny birds grazing the willow fronds all a
twitter as they flit about



some 300 photographs later I head back to breakfast
mmm porridge, I feel like mama bear!



Ah, there's the cabin with a glimpse of our chariot in front,
hope Goldilock didn't get there first to wake my sleeping
prince or steal my porridge


just had to snap these maple leaves on my way,
and now an apology, the colour extravaganza only
comes next week...I took so many pics I could not
bear to pass all these by, this was but the first morning
before breakfast and we were there for four days in
which there were more than 1,000 clicks!


This is a foretaste of what is yet to come...

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I salute Klaus and the My World team for their
unremitting care of this wonderful meme.

44 comments:

  1. Arija, fantastic photos accompanied by beautiful words -- as always! So interesting to see all my friends in Australia enjoying fall as we here in the northwest are celebrating spring! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty of your world! Have a great week!

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  2. Looks like you had a wonderful time exploring early in the morning. Love all the pictures but my favorite is the leaf covered pathway.

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  3. What a wonderful walk!! Thanks for taking us along:)

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  4. I can't even imagine seeing a platypus! Wonderful post!

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  5. Wow..I love these pictures..that river and the leaves all over the road (irresistable)..I really appreciate when people write there words with the photos..(I do appreciate nice poetry quoted though) but the words are so meaningful..the birds- thanks for this little visual and your thoughts-
    thanks for stopping by-

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  6. Beautiful colours. It is strange to read of an approaching autumn when we are approaching summer - that is one of the glories of blogging!

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  7. Gogeous pictures.Sounds like a great adventure before breakfast.
    Blessings

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  8. Wow. A very nice world out there.

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  9. I'd love to go for a walk there!

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  10. What a fantastic post, the photos are exquisite. What is that little bird? I can't wait for the next installment.

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  11. Thank you for bringing your woods, autumn foliage, the beauty of nature and your poetic words to us. It is such a wonderful scene.

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  12. Such a delightful walk, Arija. Your photos and the accompanying words are beautiful. Autumn is a glorious time. So is Summer, although we've had so much rain here....

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  13. So many colors and so much beauty. God bless!

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  14. I can imagine you clicking away shots after shots. Beautiful!

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  15. Great pics of a wonderful looking spot. Are there really Platypus in that pond? They have always fascinated me!

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  16. Wonderful photos! It's hard to imagine fall since we are trying so hard to get spring going in the Pacific Northwest. It's been slow coming this year.

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  17. What a beautiful world you live in. I was very happy to see part of it today. Your lovely photos put me there. My son gave me a soft-plush platypus for my Mother's Day gift this year. I would dearly love to see one in real life.

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  18. Makes me nostalgic for autumn in the middle of spring here.

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  19. Such lovely verse and magnificant photographs. Thank you ever so much for sharing Arija.
    Smiles

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  20. I look forward to what's ahead. Enjoyed your post immensely. Great photos and great words to go with it.

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  21. Thank you for this beautiful morning walk through the colored nature.
    Great series of photos!

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  22. beautiful captures and excellent commentary. so happy that you had a wonderful time. looking forward to future posts.

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  23. Arija: What an interesting view of your approach to Fall as we proceed into Spring. Your writings and story line were beautiful.

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  24. Your part of the world is so colourful. Love the beautiful and colourful leaves. Thanks for your visit to my blog. :)

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  25. Oh, I would like to see a platypus! The beautiful autumn pictures you have shared with us makes me want to walk in that area.

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  26. Stunning colours. Isn't autumn just glorious?

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  27. Interesting post and beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing..

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  28. The pictures are absolutely gorgeous. I liked all of them, but the last two have me looking forward to more of your captures.

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  29. As ever I enjoyed this beautiful walk, though I had hoped to see the platypus! In Queensland we had once a walk along a platypus pond, but didn't see any. It's a very elusive animal, but very interesting.

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  30. Wonderful photographs and post. I enjoyed seeing your part of the world.

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  31. Thankyou Arija for your sympathy for my resent loss. It means very much to me.

    This is a wonderful autumn series. Each photo so precious.

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  32. Arija, the water, the carpet of leaves, and the blazing color of fall make your photos a real treat. Can't wait to see the next episode!

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  33. Very poetic prose and photos. I enlarged them and enjoyed all the more. I think I did see a platypus in that first one! Beautiful fall colors!

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  34. Your eye for detail is impressive. Thanks.

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  35. a platypus?! gee, i'd like to see one. I know, it's rather rare to see them this present days and there are just a few places to see them in the world. Really nice pictures on the post you got here:)

    My world is up too.

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  36. such a wonderful series of shots. Yep, I can relate.... taking pics and forgetting about eating until-hunger strikes!

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  37. It's always wonderful to see your world. As I am posting spring you remind me that fall will come before I know it and thanks for your kind comments.

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  38. Wonderful words and photos ...

    I love the colours of the leaves and the reflections in the water, in some of those photos..

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  39. These are all such BEAUTIFUL pictures. Thanks for sharing. From another true mother earth lover,
    Allison

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  40. Lovely photos, Arija. I love the approach of the turning of the leaves. Such beauty in the aging of things...

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