Fall Colors 2023

Recently, the trees in our yard were changing to their autumn colors for the fall season, and so on a nice, sunny day I went out to get a few photos. Take a look!

A pear tree with fall colors in autumn

This pear tree still had some green leaves left toward the inside, but the outer leaves were bright red. Add in a perfect blue sky and you have quite a colorful photo!

Colorful fall trees in autumn

Speaking of colorful, these trees behind the horse pasture fence were putting on a colorful show, too. Add in a few evergreen trees, and you have even more colors here. Pay no attention to the crepe myrtle tree in the foreground. Our crepe myrtles lose all of their leaves pretty early. They need to get with the game!

Sweetgum tree with fall colors in autumn

The sweetgum tree in our front yard always has some interesting leaves, and they are often a favorite subject of mine. See for example this post from a few years ago showing the leaves on the ground. But those leaves look good still on the tree, too, as you can see here.

Sweetgum tree with fall colors in autumn

And here is a close-up view of those sweetgum leaves looking all sorts of yellow shades. And there are a few orange and brown leaves in there, too. And a few are still green.

Permanence

I was glad that I took these photos when I did, because a couple of days later there were not that many leaves left on the trees. And the few that were there did not look this colorful, perhaps because there were only a few of them. I had been putting off taking photos, but fortunately, I did not put it off any longer than I did.

There is not much that is permanent. Leaves on trees only last for a season. Evergreen trees stay green all year long, but they only last for a certain number of years. Buildings that are well-made may last a long time, but without care and maintenance they will eventually rot away.

Nothing lasts forever. Enjoy the time you have with what you have. Especially with the people that you have. We are not guaranteed anything, so enjoy your time with people right now.

Don’t put it off until later, because nothing is permanent. Except God, of course.

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” - James 4:13-15

About the Photos

As you can tell, I went all-out with the colors for these photos. I wanted to do my best to capture all of the colors that I could. Running the photos through my various typical processing methods helped with the colors, too, especially with the blue of the sky.

Photo: Each photo is a single JPG exposure, processed in Raw Therapee and GIMP.
Camera: Sony Alpha A7 II
Lens: Rokinon 35mm f/1.8
Date: November 11, 2023
Location: Williston, Tennessee


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