November 6, 2013

Autumn at Oak Hill

Do you wait impatiently for the autumn leaves to change? I'd decided to myself that all the oak leaves were going to turn brown and fall to the ground without any show of color.

The first hint of autumn color

But one day it happened. In just one day, fall was here. And it rained that day, and then I was afraid the leaves would all fall to the ground before I could take pictures.

Sumac leaves in fall

As soon as the rain let up a bit, I was outside with my camera. It was overcast and I'd wanted the sun behind the leaves, but I'm still happy with how they turned out.

Oak leaves beginning to change color

I still miss autumn in other parts of the world where I have lived in the past, especially Maine and the upper Midwest, but Oklahoma can come up with some beautiful vignettes too.

A bright spot against the fallen leaves

I love contrast: red and green, or yellow against the dark trunk of a tree.

Red leaves and green leaves

This photo below explains my recent squirrel sighting. I rarely see squirrels because of our cats, but the nut trees have evidently attracted a few. We have a few walnut and hickory trees. I haven't discovered any pecan trees on our land, but they do grow nearby.

Evidence of squirrels

Less than a week later, most of the trees are missing half of their leaves. They'll be bare soon.

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  1. Beautiful photos, Kathi! Our fall colors are long gone :( Refreshing to see yours!

    I'm always happy to find a fellow believer; may God bless you for your faith! :)


  2. Thank you, Erin. May God bless you too.

  3. Beautifully speckled leaves! Enjoy the season. Thanks for stopping by the Maple Hill Hop!

  4. Hi Kathi,

    Your pictures are beautiful! I hope your goats are approaching kidding with grace and ease. Let us know when you have new arrivals!


  5. Thank you so much, Fern. I'm a bit nervous about kidding season this time - I've learned the truth about "not counting your chickens before they hatch" - but the girls seem to be doing very well. I'm just trusting that the Lord knows what's best.

  6. You did a great job capturing the fall colors. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Thank you, Bonnie. I hope fall is beautiful in your corner of the world.

  8. Wonderful pictures of the Autumn season. I love it when the leaves are speckled. Thanks for sharing you post on the Good Neighbor Hop.

  9. Exquisite autumn photos - brilliant colors! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  10. Love your photos Kathi!

  11. Beautiful pictures!

  12. Thank you, Ann and Jody.

  13. love you pretty on the Plains of West Texas, we don't have that many trees out here for a color change...

    1. Thank you, BJ. Every season has its beauty, no matter where we live, right?

  14. Gorgeous! You'll enjoy this season a lot.

    1. Fall is my favorite season, Laura. What's yours?


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