“I cannot endure to waste anything as precious
as autumn sunshine by staying in the house.
So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.”
–Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Autumn. The last hoorah of vivid, riotous color. People travel miles and miles just to see what we have here in Maine and the Northeast. Simply breathtaking!

I like to go out and find the best leaves to press between pages of books. They last a long time if you use wax paper and press them between two layers of it first. The wax seals them and my grandkids love to look at them and make crafty things with them.

Alas, even when preserved this way, they eventually loose their color. But then, there is always next year to look forward to.

What a beautiful picture, Shirley. Reminds me to take my camera every trip outdoors. And to get out my winter woolies!


I live in Florida and have never seen colors like this. Lucky lucky you to live with all that beauty!


Autumn is my favorite season and every year I look forward to the foliage. This year I was a little disappointed because the leaves in my area aren’t that pretty. You must live in a beautiful area of the country. Thanks for the lovely photo and the inspirational blog.


What a beautiful shot. I spent all of yesterday in the house with the shades pulled trying to ward off company which we have way to much of. Being a prisoner in your own house is such a waste on these fabulous autumn days.