Autumn Seeping

Forest surprises

Forest surprises, who knew?

Detail of above, getting closer

Detail of above, getting closer

September, in a forest of closely packed trees. Still no large swaths of color. Examining the canopy, I found a strange little place where two tree species converge, branches crossing and interweaving. The pine tree is closest to me, the elm stands back a ways, but not by much. Who knows what else in the way of trees and vines are involved! It makes for odd and beautiful viewing. I can’t see any reds from the ground, until I use zoom, then snap! Cacophony of color. Maybe it’s partly refraction. A zillion pine needles break up the light. The sky’s back there somewhere. Only really bright sunshine brings out the full effect.

Mystery aloft

Mystery aloft

Tiny illuminations

Tiny illuminations

I’m seeing stuff I never saw before. I’m always drawn to incredibly busy visuals that nevertheless have organizational factors. My mind stays occupied, trying to trace out the woody structures and leaf alignments.

Where is this from?

Where are these bold red sparkles from?

Y’all don’t want to know what my feline editor thinks. I didn’t intend to do another tree post. But everyday, every so often, there’s a crescendo of gold light in the air and I have to go out there and see what that radiance does when it hits leaves, wood, and needles. As I type, in October, we finally do have spots of color, diffusing its way. Interstitial glam. We’ll get back to cats, but there will also be other autumn posts. It turns cold before Halloween. We’ll go to the creek, one day soon.

Plain weird

Plain weird

I even got one with a stained glass sort of feel. I have no idea how that happened!

Whoa! Getting wild up here!

Whoa! Getting wild up here!

Meanwhile our September was still mainly green and blue, all spiky, shot through with pine. Some of the mixed media drawings I used to do were like that, full of shiny pine-like lines.

Mixed profusion

Mixed profusion

Dazzler buddies

Dazzler buddies

Celebration

Celebration

Gathering

Gathering

I could swear those are the same cones up there as last year ...

I could swear those are the same cones up there as last year …

Berries mean fall is coming!

Food for the birds!

Food for the birds!

I wonder if I’ll always be able to protect this forest. Part of my reason for posting about it so much is to convince everyone it’s a place of great beauty, worth preserving.

My fuming feline editor, Bud: “What’s with the extreme tree hugging? Do I have to start RAWRING again?” This soft focus picture catches his cattitude, his soft brown fur, and a bit of his green eye color.

Spiffy Editing Cat, Bud

Spiffy Editing Cat, Bud

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About Catwoods

I'm a writer fascinated by the natural world and animals, especially cats.
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30 Responses to Autumn Seeping

  1. You got to love natures natural beauty:) Great post!

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  2. Claudia says:

    I love photography like this! So much to see! This time of year Im always taking lots of goldens and reds as they burst into color. But some of my favorite shots are the bare trees with twisted empty arms and strange bodies.You have a real knack! And have given me another blog idea! 💕

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    • Catwoods says:

      Thank you so much Claudia, I am pleased that you like the pictures! I like seeing the structure of the trees, too. In October, the light and the colors became brighter, and the colors slowly spread. (These pics were all from Sept.) Everyone’s seen trees, is what I’m hearing, but I won’t be able to resist posting more tree pictures whenever I can. I’m always happy if I spark an idea or two, so I’ll be looking forward to seeing your post!

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  3. Beautiful photos and beautiful narratives! Your editor is a crack-up!

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  4. hobo hippie says:

    A very nice post and great photos😻😻😻

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  5. Lovely photos so colourful and busy! Cute cat too. 🙂

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  6. Such beauty. I hope you can continue to enjoy it for many years to come

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  7. Cate says:

    I especially like the “stained glass” shots!

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  8. greenpete58 says:

    Some colorful and mysterious mosaics here. I especially love the 5th from the top. It’s a shame we all can’t learn to be nature huggers!

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    • Catwoods says:

      Thank you, greenpete, I’m happy you enjoyed the pictures! Interesting choice, that 5th from top pic makes me think of Christmas, all red and green – and sparkly. I agree with you, I think all individuals would benefit from becoming aware of the natural world!

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      • greenpete58 says:

        I usually don’t do this, but do you mind if I share that photo on Facebook? I have a few friends who are nature (and cat) lovers. If not, that’s ok.

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        • Catwoods says:

          Greenpete, I think if you click on the picture it will give you the image with a url that says it’s from Catwoods Porch Party files. If you copy and paste that url to Facebook, I think the image will appear with a clickable link to this website across the lower edge. Doing it that way, maybe with a little extra attribution, would be OK, I think. I’m not keen on anyone downloading pictures from here, because I believe when people download pictures from blogs, that makes it easier for the image to get away from the originator. I’m flattered you like it enough to post it! Hoping your friends will like it, too.

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  9. Charles Huss says:

    Nature is a wonderful thing. Great pictures.

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  10. The forests and wilderness need saving

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  11. Lauren says:

    Glamour City! In the “red sparkles” photo I see a turquoise reflection on some of the leaves I find fascinating!

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    • Catwoods says:

      I see what you mean, Lauren, and I’ve noticed that before on other pictures, ones that aren’t posted here. I have no idea why … I know the sky has to be really blue for the colors to show up like that, so maybe the light gets bounced around. And I think I set my camera to be a little more sensitive to blue, long ago …

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