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Today was a wonderful autumn day with crisp air and sunlight. A day like this reminds me why autumn’s my favorite season! Happy to be outdoors again, I walked around in the forest the whole day. It was great.

“Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, 
the trembling of a leaf.” 
   -  Albert Schweitzer

60 responses

  1. grishmanphotography

    Great series, big like 🙂

    November 11, 2012 at 4:39 PM

  2. What a wonderful day it must have been. Glad you were able to enjoy it and share your beautiful photos with us. Keep feeling better.

    November 11, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    • Thanks so much! I’m so glad I’m able to walk properly again, and it was perfect timing because today was one of the sunniest days so far this autumn.

      November 11, 2012 at 5:08 PM

  3. Beautiful colours, one feels the lulling atmosphere of the autumnal forest!

    November 11, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    • Indeed, it was a wonderful day, the forest has never looked better. 🙂

      November 11, 2012 at 5:06 PM

  4. I love this series Calee – Autumn is an amazing season, I am so happy you are better and were able to enjoy a day surrounded by such beauty!

    November 11, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    • Thanks so much, Heather! Standing in the quiet forest with colorful leaves raining over me felt so good! I really enjoyed this day!

      November 11, 2012 at 5:07 PM

  5. These are wonderful autumn forest shots! I am so glad that there are places where leaves can just land and remain as part of the forest floor. My husband says that’s why they are called “leaves”. We have areas of our place where leaves can be leaves. Glad you are better!
    Blessings ~ Wendy

    November 11, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    • Thanks so much, Wendy! Landscape photographing is not my strong suit, but I really enjoyed taking these pictures. And just standing still, watching the leaves fall softly and create a magic carpet! 😀

      November 11, 2012 at 5:42 PM

  6. strange nice road…

    nice work

    November 11, 2012 at 6:25 PM

  7. Those first two are gorgeous!

    November 11, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    • Thanks Ed! Not my typical kind of photography, but I made an exception 😉

      November 11, 2012 at 6:37 PM

  8. drose4

    These are beautiful, you can almost feel the cool forest breeze just looking at them.

    November 11, 2012 at 7:02 PM

  9. Autumn is my springtime. And you have given me a glimpse of happiness,,,,

    November 11, 2012 at 7:04 PM

  10. You just reminded me all over again why fall is by far and away the best season.

    November 11, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    • Thanks so much, Lyle!! I really appreciate that wonderful compliment!

      November 11, 2012 at 8:02 PM

  11. Very nice. Love the composition on the first 2. Great autumn tones and mood.

    November 11, 2012 at 8:53 PM

  12. Fantastic colors, fantastic ambiance.

    November 11, 2012 at 9:08 PM

  13. I could imagine myself in those woods as I looked at your photos. Beautiful. I love wooded places. Walking in the woods is such a peaceful sound as the leaves crunch beneath your feet.

    November 11, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    • Thanks Yvonne! Peaceful is the right word! Love it.

      November 12, 2012 at 4:17 PM

  14. Such a lucky life that you lead. To be in the woods for the whole day. A girl after my own heart ! So happy to see that Autumn is holding strong in your world. Gorgeous scenery!

    November 11, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    • Thanks so much, Bella! I feared the best part of autumn had passed already, so it was a nice surprise to see the forest like this. 😀

      November 12, 2012 at 4:19 PM

  15. Therese

    Isn’t it fun being a part of an art masterpiece? Love the colors !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 11, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    • Thanks so much, Therese! I love the colors too, this is Amsterdam Forest showing its best side. 🙂

      November 12, 2012 at 4:20 PM

  16. Hooray for fall colors! I like the 2nd shot the best – nice composition.
    You’ve just given me yet another reason to visit the Netherlands someday.

    November 12, 2012 at 5:57 AM

    • Thanks so much, Kevin! The 2nd one is my favorite too. I’ll try to come up with more nice things to lure you into the Amsterdam forest one day 😉 ps. I like your new avatar!

      November 12, 2012 at 4:24 PM

      • Excellent. I look forward to more photos so that I can live vicariously through you.
        Decided I should have a real avatar, instead of being an enigma. Unlike you, who doesn’t show her face!

        November 12, 2012 at 4:38 PM

        • I don’t like to have my picture taken, but I did publish one on my “About” page. Hiding behind sunglasses, but that’s the only one I’m posting! 🙂

          November 12, 2012 at 4:43 PM

  17. Very nice!! Thanks for sharing these with us.

    November 12, 2012 at 8:24 AM

    • Thanks so much, John! Always appreciate your kind comments!

      November 12, 2012 at 4:24 PM

  18. Lovely! And locked your snail shot too. Welcome back from whatever ailed you!

    November 12, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    • Thanks so much, Tina! I have lumbago, but much better now, thanks!

      November 12, 2012 at 4:25 PM

  19. Marina Sundberg

    S vackert!

    November 12, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    • Tack fina Nina! Det ar inte mycket som slar en promenad i skogen en vacker hostdag! 🙂

      November 12, 2012 at 4:44 PM

  20. Love the colours….especially like the line of trees in the second shot!

    November 12, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    • Thanks so much, Mark! Yes, the 2nd shot is my favorite too. I like when the whole ground is covered by colorful leaves. 🙂

      November 13, 2012 at 5:34 PM

  21. You have absolutely nailed it!
    The best Autumn shots Ive seen thus and that includes my own!! Love it

    November 12, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    • Now I’m blushing. Thanks so much, Mark!! It means so much to get a compliment from a photographer like you! Big thanks 😀

      November 13, 2012 at 5:40 PM

  22. Ed

    Beautiful and sureal shots..:-)

    November 12, 2012 at 11:44 PM

    • Thanks so much, Ed!! btw, happy I got the cocoa beans right 🙂

      November 13, 2012 at 5:40 PM

  23. Spectacular!

    PS – glad you were looking down too, and didn’t trip over those partly submerged branches among the leaves 🙂

    November 14, 2012 at 4:02 AM

    • Thanks so much!! 😀 and it was fun to jump and run in the crispy leaves, like a child, and managed not to trip!

      November 14, 2012 at 8:41 PM

      • Managing not to trip is childlike, isn’t it? Somehow that unerring sense of where to put my feet has escaped me 🙂

        November 16, 2012 at 6:13 AM

  24. Just came across your blog and loved it. You’ve a great set of collection here. All likes from my side 🙂

    November 18, 2012 at 11:58 PM

  25. Really liked photo #2 … would have loved to have been there myself. Well seen!

    November 20, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    • Thanks Rick! It was one of those perfect, sunny autumn days. I’m sure you would’ve gotten many good shots! I just sold my wide-angle lens so had to make do with my 60mm macro. But it’s ok! 🙂

      November 20, 2012 at 8:59 PM

  26. Love all the color!

    November 30, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    • Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I appreciate it. 🙂

      December 1, 2012 at 2:22 PM

  27. Autumn is my favorite season as well. I love the golden light you captured in these shots.

    December 1, 2012 at 4:32 AM

    • It was a fantastic day. Exactly the kind of autumn day that reminds me of why it’s my favorite season!

      December 1, 2012 at 2:26 PM

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