Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Few Weeks Later and Posts of the Week

Below are two images of a few trees which line the path of the park, just a few steps from where I live. I tend to photograph them fairly often because I like the perspective, and they tend to look interesting from one season to the next.

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The first image was shot on September 19. You can see that the trees retained most of their summer greenery.

autumn trees2
This second photo was snapped just over a month later, on October 23. More than a hint of colour adorns their leaves. Autumn was fully underway.

I'll have some more photos for you tomorrow.

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 POTW.

A Good Read

by Deb
at Talk at the Table

Thanksgiving Comes First
by Cricket
at Cricket and Porcupine

Bow and Arrow Adventure
by Grayquill
at Grayquill Musings

Good Photography

Sunrise at the Cottage
by Anvilcloud
at The AC Is On

Butterfly Encounter
by Kerri
at A Little Piece of Me

My Head is Spinning
by Adrian
at Adrian's Images

Steller's Sea Eagle
by Bob
at Birds and Nature in the Forest of Dean

Just Plain Good

Happy Halloween
by Linda
at From Roses to Rainbows

Grapes, Work and Wine
by Kerry
at Ed and Reub

Grim and Bear It
by Louciao
at Décolleté Glimpses

by Tabor
at Room Without Walls

End of October
by Steve
at Out on the Prairie

Readers' Choice

Nature's Nursery
by KaHolly
at KaHolly
Recommended by: TexWisGirl

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.


Anonymous said...

Hilary, I'd love to walk on that path in the park with you.
Thank you once again (as always!) for doing the work of bringing great blog posts forward for all of us to read.

Cloudia said...

POTW is like a box of chocolates:

you never know what your gonna get!

Aloha from Honolulu

Comfort Spiral

> < } } ( ° >


Gary's third pottery blog said...

I like that, POTW is like a box of chocolates :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reading tips.

Have a great rest of week.

Pierre BOYER said...

J'aime beaucoup la deuxième image....


Ruth Hiebert said...

I would be photographing those trees often, too.They just beg to be photographed.

CiCi said...

The photos are great. What a fun exercise to take pictures of the same thing in different seasons. I will do that this year. I keep learning things from you. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

It's such a pretty pathway... can't wait to see it this winter too!

Bob Bushell said...

I love the difference between them, they give you the charm of taking the photos.

Brian Miller said...

thank you for doing this hilary...always great to meet new people and to celebrate friends that have been around a while longer...nice progression how quickly the picture changes on natures easle...

Daryl said...

another great selection .. and I am in awe of your path shots ..

Fragrant Liar said...

Beautiful trees. I have a serious, abiding love affair with big trees. They complete me. Whenever I choose a new place to live, it is largely based on the trees and the shade they provide.

Anyes said...

I love the idea of taking a photograph of the same location at different times of the year. The light is beautiful on both photographs. Thank you, Hilary for all the work you do finding the POTW's

Slamdunk said...

The path and the trees looks like a great run Hilary.

Off to check some of your POTW awardees.

Linda said...

I love the idea of taking pictures of the same scene at different times. What a difference a season makes.

Thank you for choosing my Halloween post as a POTW! That really means a lot to me!

TexWisGirl said...

thank you, again, hilary, for putting these choices here for us. i was moved to tears by the Thanksgiving story, and by adrian's photos as well. you present so much goodness and beauty. :)

Bossy Betty said...

Do you know how happy your pictures make me? VERY happy! Thanks, and thanks for all the POTW goodies too!

Cricket said...

Thank you very much, Hilary. I'm glad you like the piece so much. I have mixed feelings about reposts, but I think I gave this one all I had the first time and have nothing more to say on the subject.

And now, a day I thought I could read and visit has taken a turn... swallowed up by real life, as it were. And there it is.

Shrinky said...

Again, I am so delighted to see some familiar friends mentioned here, but I am particularly glad to see Cricket's wonderful post included - so well deserved!

Your photographs, as ever, are captivating. Out of all of nature, trees hold an especial magic for me.

Redbush said...

Lovely progression in the tree shots. I imagine they look a lot different now.

Kerry said...

I hope we see these trees all laden with snow this winter, very cool.

Thanks for choosing Ed & Reub's post as a POTW, and now I look forward to reading all of the others: it's great to have these recommendations!

Scott Law said...

What a beautiful transition. I'm loving the fall colors this year.

Sorry I've been gone, my blog disappeared while I was in New England. I've put up a new one here to keep up for now.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Has a week gone by already? Congrats to the POTW!

Tabor said...

While I am super-flattered that I have been chosen (once again), I must also thank you for keeping up to date on all those other great blogs that I missed. (Nice trees!)

Josh said...

While I love your post, I couldn't get past the following words:

"[the trees are] just a few steps from where I live"

Consider me jealous.

P.S. Now that I know you have a POTW, it is now my life-long goal to make it on that list.

I'll bust out the big guns.

Karen said...

Hilary, those are wonderful trees, full of story! Congrats to the winners.

KaHolly said...

Hilary, I am delighted to be mentioned on your POTW! That photo comes from my Cape Breton blog at if you are interested in seeing more. Thank you so very much! ~karen

Maggie May said...

It is amazing how those leaves have changed in colour.
I love both the photos though.
Maggie X

Nuts in May.

Lynne with an e said...

Gosh Hilary,
Another POTW?! I am blushing (with delight). I'd like to share this award with Mother Nature.
I see why you are drawn to photographing that line of trees as the seasons change. They're like dancing sentinels. Although, if sentinels danced I guess they'd soon be relieved of their duties.

Barb said...

Don't you wonder who planted those trees, spaced so evenly, so long ago? I always enjoy visiting the POTW. Thanks.

SandyCarlson said...

It's so good to stop here after a crazy week in the cold. Thank you!

ADRIAN said...

Thanks for POTW.
The trees would make a good four picture set one for each of the seasons.

Indrani said...

So much change in a month. Great shots.

Grayquill said...

Nice photo's...of course they are!
Thanks for the honor.

Anvilcloud said...

Thanks for the nod, Hilary, and to those of you who chose to visit. I will also get back to you, but I'm not at the top of my game right now. Blasted flu.

Hilary said...

Thanks, everyone!

Clare Dunn said...

Love your "Post of the Week" feature...I'm enjoying all the new (to me) blogs!
xoxoxo, cd

Joanna Jenkins said...

Thanks for the blog tips, Hilary-- Deb and Cricket really knocked these posts out of the ball park.
xo j

Anonymous said...

No wonder you go on so many walks - what a beautiful beginning! Heading off to the POTW...

Out on the prairie said...

WOW! I have waited for this moment, thank you very much!It is always nice to have a pat on the back,now I might have to share more serious writings with all of you again.Been slacking a bit with my move.

Kerri Farley said...

You are so kind Hilary! Thanks for the shout out :)
Your trees are LOVELY!! in all seasons :)

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Mage said...

I will stop by the blogs later....finally I am beginning to tie the quilt. I do love those tree shots. I hope you follow up with winter and spring versions of the same scene. Lovely stuff.

lime said...

i'm surprised how late the leaves change and fall off the leaves for you. you're so much further north than i am and by that point in october i think we were a bit further along into fall.