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Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Golden Carpet of Autumn

This morning on my way to my dental appointment I spotted something that I just knew I wanted to photograph. And wouldn't you know it, I didn't have my camera with me.  (I know Debbie...never leave home without it.)   So I wrote down on a piece of paper where I saw what I wanted to photograph and when my appointment was over I went back home and got my camera so I could capture it.  CLICK TO ENLARGE

 It's a lovely Golden Carpet....





Of Ginkgo Tree leaves.  This is the oldest tree in existence.  Well not this particular tree but Ginkgo trees date back to pre-historic times.  They are so fascinating and so pretty when all the leaves fall (practically at once) forming a lovely Golden carpet.  -  I had a tree in mind to take a photograph of but when I went there the other day all the leaves had fallen and the people had already raked them up.  I was so disappointed but now I'm happy again having found this wonderful display.  I hope you enjoy it.

P.S. -  Had to drive back by this same place not more then 3 hours after this photo was taken and would you believe,  they had raked up the leaves!  So glad I got there when I did.

13 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful! The sea of golden leaves--I'd hate to see these raked up! :-)

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  2. What a neat photo! It is a beautiful golden carpet! :)

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  3. omgosh Ida....you are listening, but are you!?!? hehe

    I am so glad you went back and they hadn't raked, it's a gorgeous image!!

    And I am going to share a secret with you, and only you!! Two nights ago we went out for dinner, it had rained all day and I left the camera home. We had the most gorgeous sunset I have ever seen. I saw it but could not photograph it, but i will remember it forever and i so appreciate that i at least got to see it!! Now don't tell anyone. ;)

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  4. Ida,
    I love the leaf color. You are right, a beautiful golden carpet.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

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  5. WOW, your photo is so incredibly lovely! Thank you for sharing and may you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs!

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  6. That looks lovely!
    Nice perspective too!

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  7. Oh, that's gorgeous!! I can see why you had to go back to take the photo.

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  8. wow that was well worth going back for, a golden carpet! and what luck you didn't wait to return-fabulous photo.

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  9. Wow!! Absolutely gorgeous colour…great shot, Ida!

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  10. I love ginkgo trees...love their leaves.

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  11. Gorgeous golden carpet! So glad you were able to get back with your camera! That always seems to happen to me...leave the camera...see something great...a big disappointment! Have a great weekend!

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