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.
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.
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.
I even got one with a stained glass sort of feel. I have no idea how that happened!
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.
Berries mean fall is coming!
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.
You got to love natures natural beauty:) Great post!
Thank you, The Thrifty Campers, we’re glad you enjoyed it!
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! 💕
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!
Beautiful photos and beautiful narratives! Your editor is a crack-up!
Bud and I are very pleased you enjoyed the post, CatLadyintheCanyon! Thank you for your kind words. LOL the editor is indeed a fussy boy!
A very nice post and great photos😻😻😻
Thank you so much, hobo hippie, I’m glad you enjoyed the photos!
Lovely photos so colourful and busy! Cute cat too. 🙂
Bud and I thank you for your kind words, Marje! We’re happy you enjoyed the pictures!
Such beauty. I hope you can continue to enjoy it for many years to come
Thanks you, Rosie, for your kind words and hopes. I enjoy your viewing your art so much, every day.
Thank you. Sparta Puss loves the kitty input in your blog 😀
I especially like the “stained glass” shots!
Thank you Cate! I’m happy you enjoyed the pictures!
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!
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!
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.
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.
Hey, it worked! I mentioned your name, and your WordPress URL is visible. Thanks so much…hopefully you’ll get a few visitors!
Great autumn shots! Forests are magical! 🙂
Thank you Tom, I’m happy you liked the pictures! Agree with you, I do so love a forest!
Nature is a wonderful thing. Great pictures.
Totally agree about the natural world, Charles! Thank you, I’m so glad you enjoyed the pictures!
The forests and wilderness need saving
Agree completely, Greg!
Glamour City! In the “red sparkles” photo I see a turquoise reflection on some of the leaves I find fascinating!
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 …