Sunday, October 25, 2009

Adventures in Superlatives

Never in my life have I seen autumn colors like these gracing the Heart of America right now! I must not be the only one, because they're talking about it all over town. Listen to some of the comments I’ve heard to describe our foliage.

"How can it be so pretty?"
“Glorious and gloriouser!” (“Hee-hee.”)
“I’ve never seen a street that…Holy cow! Look at that tree!"
"Oh, isn’t that beautiful!”
“Have you seen how the sunshine makes them just shimmer?”
“Oh, wow!”
“Look! Look! Look! Over there on the left!”
“Look! Look! Look! Over there on the right!”
"I’m speechless."
“I sure do wish So-and-So could see this...oh, look Hunny!”
“I love those red Burning Bushes."
"Good grief! That's just amazing!"
“This is the most beautiful fall ever—prettier than the Ozarks.”
"Thank you, Jesus."

I can't help it—I've gotta share a few more pictures. Enjoy.

Even when it's raining, it's beautiful.

Two blocks from our house.

Ten miles from our house.

Our church's parking lot.

Along a favorite walking trail.

“For by him all things were created…all things were created by him and for him…And in him all things hold together.”—Col 1:16 – 17


DBFrank said...

I love your pictures Paul...
Got another blog running over at if you're interested.
Keep on keeping on.
God bless.

Jennie said...

The ones in your church parking lot are my very favorite autumn colors. Love that mix of yellow, orange and red!

kenju said...

Well, your trees are certainly better than ours, as we've not hit peak yet. I'm not sure ours will peak this year; they don't look like it is possible. Great photos!

Joy Des Jardins said...


Want to add these to your list?

All of the above. Glorious. I Love the Fall. I could look at those trees all day....and do if I get the chance. Thanks Paul. ~Joy

Senorita said...

Wow, those are truly beautiful ! Thanks for sharing !

Our leaves here in CA are just starting to turn yellow.

Cliff said...

I don't think the Northeast has anything on us. Do you Paul? Great photos. They'll make the winter shorter when you start looking back at them next February.

cassie-b said...

Autumn is just so beautiful. And your pictures are - now let me pick any word from your list - how about awesome!

And thank you for using the work "Autumn" rather than Fall. I thought everyone but me forgot that season name.

Fall is something entirely different to me.