Monday, October 06, 2008

Ruby Tuesday: First Reds

"Sorrow and the scarlet leaf, sad thoughts and sunny weather; Ah me! This glory and this grief agree not well together!" -- Thomas Parsons, A Song for September

First Reds

The pasture fence catches the first scattering of red leaves. They'll be falling fast, now that the nights have grown cold.

Sassafrass glows like stained glass in the sun. From another angle, a turtle face appears in profile, practicing his jack-0-lantern smile for Halloween. (Click photos to enlarge.)

Sassafras Glow Sassafrass Turtleface

There's a whole lotta red going on this week for Ruby Tuesday in the Fall. Check out the link, or you'll miss out!

10 comments:

Yen said...

I love the crisp of this photos! Beautiful shots! And I love autumn colors:D Mine is posted HERE. Happy RT!~

Felisol said...

Your photos most certainly have an air of colorful, clear autumn.
The sassafras...never seen it before, just curled my tongue to pronounce the word.
Blogging persons are seeing and learning persons. Than you for sharing.
From Felisol

magiceye said...

the pics are beautiful and the quotation is wonderful! thank you for sharing

Leora said...

Love the composition of the first photo. Nice to find beauty in simple surroundings.

Oh, yeah, I see the little face!

Robin said...

To me it looks like a bear face :). Either way, I love your eye and your creativity.

Grandma Faith said...

How nice that leaves get to end their lives with a final burst of beautiful redness!

Rambling Woods said...

That is beautiful..I love the colors. You mentioned your cat Gatsby isn't feeling well. Please let me know how the kitty does. It is so hard to know what to do and now I am reminded at how well cats mask pain. I am a bad cat Mommy...

Katy said...

I love fall!

Dianne said...

we almost never get such perfect red leaves!

Jama said...

There's one tree here which occasionally produce few red leaves among the green, which usually drop after a while. I wish we have the whole tree turn to red sometimes, but since we get sunlight all year round, there's no chance of that!