Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Photos du jour: Leaves are fading



How time flies! Photographed in Central Park (previous autumn) and Hudson Valley, NY (this autumn).

P.S. The Leaves are Fading is also a lovely ballet - a reflection on passing time & past loves as one enters the autumn of life - this bit is danced by husband/wife Amanda McKerrow & John Gardner (dance starts @ 55 seconds).
(From the American Ballet Theatre, YouTube clip here.)

49 comments:

Rowena... said...

Well I can assure you that in my yard, the leaves have already fallen! Trees stripped nekit from strong winds over the weekend, and guess who gets to rake the lawn? All we need now is some snow to pretty things up.

K and S said...

beautiful, I can't wait to see the leaves in this area!

Torie Jayne said...

Such beautiful pics of gorgeous fall colours! Have a sweet day!

Brandi said...

The leaves are so beautiful. Precisely where I want to be right now. Yes, it will be warm here in San Diego today, but I'd much rather have my fall colors. And that ballet looks amazing. Maybe I'll get to one when I'm back in the NYC area.

Ashley said...

So beautiful. That's the fall imagine all the time. It's going to be 90 degrees here in CA. 90 degrees!!! The leaves are still trying to fall here. :)

Krystal said...

wow those trees are gorgeous!

Fashion Meets Food said...

oh how I love gorgeous trees!

xo

Ioana Liliana Gheorghe said...

Fall is beautiful, and your photos illustrate that very well :)

xx
Fashezine

jeanette from everton terrace said...

This morning, prior to reading your post, I bought tickets to the ballet for Christmas and suggested to my husband that next year we should try to go to Hudson Valley to see the fall colors! It's as though you read my mind this morning.

The Gallery Gal said...

These are so beautiful! I wish we got more reds here in Winnipeg.

kirstyb said...

love the pics xxx

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Such beautiful pics. The leaves have all pretty much fallen around here. Which means snow is around the corner, ick!

Angie Willis said...

Lovely pictures - we still have quite a few leaves but they're falling fast now. I love the ballet - thank you for that!

Nikki said...

Wow, those colors are amazing. I love these pics!


xx
Nikki

Diana Mieczan said...

Awww those trees are so so so beautiful:) Im in love with this season:)
Also, huge fan of ballet..It relaxes me:)
Happy Tuesday my dear

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Jude these are just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Off to watch the ballet now :)

Happy Tuesday, sweetie! xoxo

lisa said...

What a wonderful way to say goodbye to all the gorgeous color we've had, and I just loved the video!
I see that some of these were photographed in the Hudson Valley. If you get the chance, one of the most gorgeous places in New York State to capture the color of fall is Harriman State Park. Beyond description!

Amber Blue Bird said...

i love the ballet, too bad my husband hates it

AB HOME Interiors said...

Lord have mercy I could get lost in those pictures. Where on earth do you find such captivating pics? Im off to stare at them and pretend I am in Vermont.
xo
amanda

annette said...

That ballet was truely beautiful. Very romantic! Thank you for sharing.

Rosie said...

Oh wow - what beautiful colours!! Sigh!!! I think I'm not ready yet to say Good-bye...!! Thanks for sharing the video, too!

Annie said...

ohhh these pics make me so happy. I just love colorful leaves!! So glad you were able to visit the Hudson Valley during the fall :)
p.s. funny about the soup! xo

Annie said...

Also, LOVE this video of the ballet :)

Rachel Elizabeth said...

Beautiful! I miss living somewhere that had an actual fall season.

Stacey said...

I love these,especially the third pic where that leaf was captured falling-awesome! I've added the Hudson Valley on my list of places to visit because of your features about it. I also read about how beautiful it is, especially at this time of year, on another blog too. I'll check out the video too-sounds romantic:-). Happy Tuesday! XX

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

I so love the fall colors. I really miss them living here in Austin. Tear.

heather yalin said...

I can't wait to be able to see ballets and theater events when I move back into the life of culture (well, a different kind of culture!)

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

So pretty- it doesn't look like that in the desert.

Kristin said...

What beautiful images. I was so sad to leave my mini vaycay in Syracuse b/c it meant I wouldn't get to see those gorgeous leaves anymore. : (

Jude said...

Aww, thank you everyone for being so lovely about the photos!

bicocacolors said...

Jude, these pictures are fantastic!
i love these colors!
Thank you and happy week!

Krystal said...

thanks so much for your comment back!!;)

elra said...

Is why I love autumn. The earth transform into more beautiful colour. Of course, I love ballet as well. Just wonderful! Thanks for sharing Jude.

Style, She Wrote said...

How gorgeous! I love New York in the fall! xo style, she wrote

Nicole said...

pretty, pretty, pretty! I love fall! seeing the colorful leaves never fails to make my day better! :]

Regan said...

Gorgeous photos, and of course I love the video!!!

If Jane said...

lovely colours!!!

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The only thing I don't love about fall is that its a preview to winter. Otherwise, everything is gorgeous!


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angelcel said...

These are beautiful Fall colours. It must be the varieties of trees involved but the US Autumn colours always seem more vibrant than we get here in the UK!

BTW I loved the story of the Night Marchers at my place ...spooky!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I love love this time of year. You captured to colors beautifully. So cheery and vibrant! Have a wonderful Wednesday, Jude. xxxx

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Just me again, I thought I was following you already! Now I'm sure I do. >^_^<
Hugs for today xoxoxo

Inez said...

I love central park so much!
+ i'm your newest follower :)

this free bird said...

i miss the colored falling leaves of fall in canada so much. you've taken me back!

xoxo,
c

Lee Oliveira said...

I love watching a ballet here in Australia as well..
This couple are just amazing together..
Breath taking..

It makes me relax..
LOx

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

So glorious!
Cheers to a wonderful season Jude!!

xo

Bombay Beauty said...

beautiful, appropriate, and nostalgic as the leaves are mostly gone... xo bb

JMay said...

Those photos are beautiful & that dancing piece, wow!!! So sweet that they are husband & wife too!

New follower to your lovely blog!
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Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Ah, I'm such a nature lover - fall in my garden - the autumn leaves of red and gold. So painterly.

Oh, My Darling said...

GORGEOUS! The leaves are one of my favorite things about this time of year.

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