Day 323

ISO 160, 105mm, f/9.0, 15.0 sec.

Day 323 – The traveler

We have a beautiful maple tree in our backyard. In the summer it saves us by providing a huge amount of shade.

In the fall, the leaves turn either gold or brown, never the brilliant reds that attract me. I was a little surprised when I looked under the tree and saw this lonely red leaf, clearly not in it’s own turf.

It must have blown over from the neighbor’s tree about 500 yards away.

What a way to avoid raking the leaves.

  • MaggieGem - LOL… it's seems every year, due to our location and how the wind blows, our lawn gets the bulk of the leaves on our block! I think the neighbors pray for a windy day so they can avoid raking leaves!

    Great shot, the red leaf surely does look out of place!ReplyCancel

  • Kerri - Lovely autumnal image!
    We get a lot of leaves from our neighbors yard too.ReplyCancel

  • my3rdi.org - Lovely array of colors. I really like the water drops on the red maple leaf – gives a feeling of freshness.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra - It's amazing the things we "see" when we are truely looking at our world.
    LOL – about your neighbor avoiding the task of raking leaves.
    It's a great fall image.ReplyCancel

  • mindymilburn - Gorgeous! The colors are so saturated and vivid and then the bits of water you caught on the leaves is excellent! Great shot!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie R. Lee - Awesome colors!ReplyCancel

  • Doug Morrison - Please may I have permission to reuse this photograph?ReplyCancel