Sunday, October 28, 2007


Last week’s travel to Washington, took us into Maryland through West Virginia’s northern panhandle and mountaineer country. Making frequent stops as we journeyed past the small towns and mountain gaps brought us loveliness—reds, oranges, and gold against a brilliant blue October sky.

The hills are wearing their fall color.

I love the fall—maybe best of all seasons. The sun’s lower angle casts gentler light, more friendly rays--creating shadow upon a perfect canvas.
Autumn is the evening light to spring’s morning.
We race against a setting sun, each day noticeably changed from the last. The sense of fleeting time seems magnified, though each minute measures the same.

It is the time we take stock of our harvest. Did it yield what we hoped for—and, will it carry us through winter’s chill.
We reflect on what we have—and what we lack.
We remember.

Photographs taken of the village of Frostburg, MD,
Coopers Rock, WV,
and a cemetery in Cumberland, MD.

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mon@rch said...

Looks like such a wonderful visit and love all the photos!

Kerri said...

Absolutely wonderful Fall shots! Great job!

Cathy said...

Ah, Nina - You've taken the subtle tremulous pulse of this season.
The lovely pictures, yes. The words particularly.

Mary said...

I agree with Cathy. Your words capture the season completely. Your view of the Autumn color is what I wished for on my trip north. Didn't get the view but the rain was nice, too.

KGMom said...

Lovely photos.
I so agree with you about the slant of sunlight on autumn days.
The quality of light reminds me of chardonnay! A lovely mellow yellow.

LauraHinNJ said...

I love the fall best, too.

KatDoc said...

Fall is my favorite time of the year, too, but this year, I feel like I have been short-changed. There was too much summer for way too long, and now it has gone from 90's to 30's in too brief a time. I have missed my transitional period.

Your fall foliage shots are terrific. Thanks for sharing the color with us.