Friday, November 16, 2007

fall's peak

fall colors are at their peak in nw alabama...and i am loving it!  here is a small sampling from my outing yesterday...

our summer has been very hot and dry and many of our smaller creeks and ponds have become hardened, caked beds...

this is flint creek...where water lilies flourished and enjoyed by many wading birds and wildlife....so sad.  hopefully, it will refill by next spring.

fall bramble....edging a now dry inlet....but still scenic.

cattails along the inlet

bird viewing area at nearby wildlife refuge...sadly is dry, too.  this beautiful spot hosts migratory storks and cranes as well as many species of ducks and geese.  a favorite spot of many audubon fans. 

                      

the colors are so intense and brilliant, i gladly get out just to drink it all in.

12 comments:

mariebm56 said...

I know you need water there, but it looks nice without the water, really beautiful shots.
Love the fall color you captured~
Do you use RAW format?
Marie

lattedah711 said...

Those pictures are so beautiful.  Your lucky to have such beaty to look at.  We are way past our peak.  It snowed today.  The pics you take a so clear.  Now you have to make a great layout with them.  :)
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madcobug said...

These are beautiful Gina. It's a shame the creek has dried up. The poor wildlife is having a hard time getting water I am sure. Helen

nhd106 said...

Ah....these are my favorite types of pics!  Well done my friend.

Nancy

radar446 said...

Very nice..such a shame about Flint Creek, but sadly is the same story as so many other small bodies of water all across the US.

Greg

jlocorriere05 said...

What gorgeous colours Gina! It looks beautiful there in Alabama. I love seeing the fall colours, sadly we don't get much of it over here in the UK. Nothing to rival the USA's colours anyhow. Have a great weekend! Jeannette xx  

nightmaremom said...

beautiful!!  thanks so much for sharing
hugs
d

queenb8261 said...

Wonderful photos as always. What I would give to walk across that creek in the fall with it full. I bet it's heaven. The trees sure are. Thanks for sharing. We're starting to turn (the trees, not us LOL) and Kenzie and the girls were playing in the Oak leaves and picking some red berries on a big shrub and Kenzie broke out in hives on her hands, arm and tops of her feet. She's never had hives so I assume it was the leaves or reachin into the hedge.
Well have a great autumn weekend....we're supposed to be in the 70s for a week before we cool down...a little. :( I'm ready for fall.
Hugs Barb

mymaracas said...

These are such a treat. I love the fall, and I especially love photos of it from other parts of the country. Thanks for sharing them.

Vicki

midwestvintage said...

  How sad about the dry water beds.  I hope they fill up but the pictures are beautiful.

          Julie

aimer said...

Gorgeous pictures, the dried up creek beds have a bittersweet beauty. Sadly, we've also suffered serious drought here in North Carolina.--Sheria
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mail4campbell said...

You take great photos and I wish I could participate in something like this...it's another form of art that I truly LOVE. You're great at it and it inspires me...I just need to find the time an practice, practice, practice!!!(did I spell that right? I need practice in that as well...You'd never know I was in honors English in HS and College! LOVE2U