Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Golden Oak Leaf and Posts of the Week

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A golden oak leaf lying on the park path last month.

And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a Post of the Week - either as top post or as a runner up.

This week's top post is one beautiful photograph and it goes to:


Nature's Jewels
by Kerri
at A Little Piece of Me



Other wonderful posts are categorized below (they may well fit into more than one category but I'm only selecting one for each):






Welcome, Gaby
by Elizabeth
at One Magical Moment Per Day

Dodgeballered
by Slamdunk
at Slam Dunks






Homesick
by Deb
at Talk at the Table






Pushkar Fair 2010
by Rajasthan
at Unseen Rajasthan

Jack Frost Visits Autumn
by Sue
at Photowannabe

Sorry To See Them Go
by Sue
at Photowannabe

November Morning
by Pauline
at Writing Down the Words






A Drop of Kindness
by Lady Fi
at On a Quirky Quest with Lady Fi

Puppy Love
by Kat
at Seeking Sanity






Come On, Own Up
by Mike
at Auld Reekie Rants
Recommended by Joanna


Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you.

42 comments:

Linda said...

I see a dragon in the shadow cast by the oak leaf. Beautiful detail in the photo itself.

ds said...

Your oak leaf is stunning. Great choices for POTW also. (I've read a couple of them and they are wonderful)Congratulations to all!

Dawn said...

Perfection is in that capture of your leaf. It's beautiful!

Thanks for the reads and posts to look at. I always enjoy seeing what is there and meeting new people. Thanks for introducing me:)

Stacey Dawn said...

Lovely leaf and shadow - going to have to go blog hoppin now!! ;o)

Brian Miller said...

nice love me some leaves esp this time of year...and congrats to all the POTW...

Zuzana said...

What a beuatiful contrast in your image, in sentiments and shape and colour...
Congratulations to everyone mention today, I am convinced they are all wonderful treasures in images or words,
xoxo

ladyfi said...

Superb shot of that golden leaf.

Thanks for the mention - congrats to everyone. And thanks for giving us so much good reading!

Tabor said...

I also saw the dragon...like Linda! Odd.

becca said...

love the picture and the blog love off to check them out

slommler said...

Beautiful photo Hilary!! And I will now go and enjoy reading your POTW!!
Thanks hun!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Kerri said...

Oh Hilary, you are so very kind! I appreciate you so much!!

And I LOVE the LEAF~ you know I am a leaf lover :)

Pauline said...

Thanks, Hilary! And thanks, too, for so many new places to visit :)

deb said...

ah, Hilary.
there is much in this photo. simple . hope.

thank you so much for the mention.
and for your encouragement always.

hugs back

deb

Maggie May said...

That leaf photo is superb.
Will have to try and drop over to at least some of this posts!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Gaston Studio said...

That oak leaf looks like it's been polished, ready to be placed on display. Nice!

Great choices for POTW and am now off to read those that I missed.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

The leaf DOES look meticulously carved from wood! How beautiful. Thank you so much for the POTW mention! It made my day. I can't wait to read the others as well. Have a wonderful day!

Leah J. Utas said...

Love the leaf.
Congratulations to all the POTW winners.

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

Lovely, image and a lovely introduction to some wonderful blogs. Hugs!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

awesome :)

Kat said...

Aww. Thanks, Hilary. That is very kind of you. :)

Daryl said...

So the other day I saw this perfect red leaf on the street, I picked it up and put it my pocket so I could take its photo when I got home ... and then I forgot it was in my pocket, hung up the coat ... next time I put on the coat I stuck my hand in the pocket and crunch .. I thought WTF? Then I went OH SHEET ... that's the way the leaf crumbles

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Hi, so beautiful composition.. i really liked.. very autumnal and artistic..

Out on the prairie said...

My favorites were the last three, in that order. I really enjoyed the Swedish post, it had a lot of spirit.

Kelly H-Y said...

YAY POTW!!!! That oak leaf is so pretty ... my daughter found a maple leaf with almost that same hue, and I just thought the color was so pure and stunning!

Anita said...

That is a perfect photo - the contrast between the dark, grittiness of the ground and the shiny, smoothe appearance of the leaf! I like the shadow too.

I think I'll take a look at one of your post recommendations. Hmmm...which one will it be? :)

Bob Bushell said...

A golden leaf, I would never want to touch it.

messymimi said...

The photo is so clear and sharp I feel like I could bend over and pick up that leaf. Wow.

Rain said...

Beautiful photo! :)

Mental P Mama said...

Lots of new names for me! Congrats to everyone!

Maggie said...

Lovely shot, and you bet I will. Thanks for doing this.

kcinnova said...

Thanks as always, Hilary. I read SlamDunk yesterday and I'll read the others as I get the chance.

Unknown Mami said...

That leaf almost looks like it is made out of leather.

Velvet Over Steel said...

Great picture! & I'm off to check out your 'winners'! :-)

I don't always comment, but I do so love your picks & pictures! :-)

Blessings & Hugs, Hilery!
~ Coreen

Hilary said...

Thanks, everyone.. for stopping by here, and over at the various noted blogs. As always, your kindness is so appreciated.

And yes, Linda. I do see that dragon! How cool that you found him. :)

Sandra said...

What a beautiful shot. The leaf looks like it's leather!

Slamdunk said...

Thank you for the recognition Hilary. Off to follow some of you links...

Mike Smith said...

Thanks for the mention Hilary. And thanks for the recommendation, Joanna. That snowman has got bigger!

Anvilcloud said...

Very rich looking, and, oddly enough, the textured pavement works well too.

gaelikaa said...

That's an exquisite leaf. Beautiful! If I get time, I'll try to visit some of the POTWs.

SandyCarlson said...

I love that leaf and these posts. Thank you.

jodeeluna said...

slamdunk was right. Your blog has spectacular photography. I thoroughly enjoyed the visual delight.

MaggieGem said...

What a great image of the leaf! Lovely lighting...

I also completely enjoyed you choices for POTW, great fun!