Five Shots: Aspen Leafing

Yesterday we spent the day surrounded by golds and blues in Coconino National Forest. Here are five shots plus a few extra taken at Hart Prairie, Flagstaff, AZ. Which one do you like best?

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1. Kendrick Peak in the distance
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2. Looking Up at the Mighty
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3. Mt. Humphrey, one of the San Francisco Peaks
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4. A clone of Quaking Aspens
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5. My kind of yellow brick road
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6. Zapped ferns, trunks, and gold confetti
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6. Fall hikers
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7. Hart Prairie
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The Path of Least Resistance
9. The path of least resistance

 

41 thoughts on “Five Shots: Aspen Leafing

  1. Rafael del Casal October 16, 2016 — 9:33 am

    Hi Cindy, Beautiful shots! In this case, It’s the path of least resistance I choose to take!!

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    1. Ha! Great choice. I don’t know how the sun managed to filter down and light up just the path, but I was pretty happy about it. 🙂

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  2. For me, nothing surpasses the smell of aspen groves in the fall. It speaks to me of summer’s past and the coming of snow.

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    1. Thank you, Wayne, for sharing. We are in agreement. It’s a visual and auditory marker, isn’t it. 🙂

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        1. I know that. What was I thinking? I apologize, Allen.

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  3. These look beautiful, such lovely autumn colors, and stunning scenery 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Paul. I gotta get back out there today. It’s sunny and cool and I like that my eyes are filled.

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      1. Sounds lovely, have a brilliant day 🙂

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  4. Wonderful blue skies there, Cindy. I have to say number 2 is my favourite, but of course I like them all.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Ta, mate. I look forward to seeing some of your pictures from your holiday! Nothing like vicariously spending time in Britain with you. 😉

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      1. Didn’t have those blue skies, I’m afraid.

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  5. It’s #8 and #9 for me. All are stunning but those two really strike me. ‘One’ in particular — great capture!

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    1. Hi Tom, thanks. From the side of the road, they don’t look that tall. But when you approach a cluster, it’s hard not to be smitten with their human-like qualities. They sway and flutter and talk to you. I always think of that scene with John Travolta in Phenomenon, albeit it was a grove of Pines. The science behind Aspens piques my interest while my heart likes the communion.

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  6. 8 for me but # 6 is highly commended! (They are all pretty good)

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    1. Hi John, thanks for your vote. N. Arizona is lovely, indeed.

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  7. What gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Gina! It’s probably my favorite color combo — blue and gold.

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  8. Yes! Great photos. My fav is the ‘yellow brick road’. I like how the distant mountains look in the first photo too, but for the theme those yellow leaves are gorgeous. In Eastern Canada we get a lot of reds and yellows for Fall, so it’s nice to see a forest of yellow aspens and such. Thanks for taking a breath and showing us your view 🙂

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    1. Dan, you are always welcome! Thank you for stopping by. I can only imagine how gorgeous E. Canada is. Not so many reds here.

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  9. What beautiful photographs! My favourite is no.5 the yellow brick road 🙂

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    1. Hi Emma! Thank you. I love the path and glad you did, too.

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  10. STUNNING! I love #8. Examining the shot you can see a golden leaf falling towards the camera. Absolutely love it. Of course Fall offers up so many opportunities for gorgeous shots.

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    1. Oh, yes. I bet AK (right?) is pretty right now. Thanks, Keith.

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      1. AR here. The Ozarks in the northern part of the state are gorgeous this time of year.

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        1. AR, that’s right. Oh, I bet the leaves are lovely. The smell -heaven!

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  11. Hi, Cindy:

    Really like #3. The Mt. Humphrey photo. And its changing gold leaves creating a waterfall effect!

    Also like #5. The “Yellow Brick Road”.

    Colors haven’t begun starting to change in earners here on the east coast.

    Still dropping around by the Lucky 13 post for late arrivals and stragglers.

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    1. I appreciate all that you have done, Kevin. It was a fun post, and you were great. Thanks for the vote–I like Yellow Brick Road, too. The parallel shadows suggest….

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  12. LOVE these!! You gotta love Fall colors!

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    1. Oh, yes. I bet Minnesota is in her glory!

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      1. Indeed it is! Perfect weather for Twin Cities Film Fest that’s going on right now. Speaking of which, hope you’ll take some time to check out my coverage. Just reviewed the PTSD film featuring a female marine, Blood Stripe.

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  13. They’re all so beautiful. It’s not really comparable but I took Little O for a long walk around one of the local parks we are lucky enough to be surrounded by and the autumnal colours of all the leaves were so lovely. Soothing for the soul.

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    1. Oh, yes. You knew the feeling! BTW, I Am doing zero blogging for awhile. I am so close to finishing the,first draft of my second book. I will be more social after that’s done. I am glad to hear little O is well!

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  14. “Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”

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    1. Hi Paul. 🙂 “Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.”

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  15. Just gorgeous all of them, I’ll put in a vote for No. 9. I think the light plays interesting tricks with the colour in that one.

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    1. You are sweet to catch up on my posts.

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      1. It’s been hectic but hopefully I can be all caught up by the end of this week. I’m really enjoying them. You know I love your blog Cindy.

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