Weekly Winners {Trees and Leaves and Dreams}

Some of my fondest memories, as a child, are those long drives that I would go on with my parents.   We’d take off, and it would always start with looking at all the big houses.   The houses that we’d love to live in but, oh, who would clean all that square footage?   Myself, I would get lost in the fall colors.   Quietly, in the back seat, I would day dream about lying on the ground of the moist forest, looking up at the brilliant colors, absorbing the crisp autumn air.

Years later, I would find myself traveling those same country roads with Michael.  One year it was in my little, red truck, then it was on the back of his motorcycle, and finally in our first “family” car.   My favorite was the motorcycle.  There’s something about being on the back of one, arms wrapped securely around this man who you trust with every fiber of your being,  your mind meandering just as effortlessly as the bike zipped around the twists and curves.

I miss the motorcycle.  I miss those fall weekends—the ones so filled with youth—when we would take off and hit the countryside.  Not a cell phone in our pockets.  Not a worry in our hearts.  Just us and nature, and dreams of lying on the ground, looking up, getting lost in the splendor of fall.


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12 Responses to “Weekly Winners {Trees and Leaves and Dreams}”
  1. 11.14.2010

    I love that first moon/sky shot. The clouds the reflection of the sun…it’s all just gorgeous!!

    My second favorite is the leaf on the ground. The color and contrast is wonderful.

  2. 11.14.2010

    the moon was awesome the past few days for sure. I love the holy leaf #5…the color and light is so perfect.

  3. Terrie

    i love the red leaf!. the light is really cool, mixing with the holes in the leaf

  4. 11.14.2010

    Love that next to last shot, the red of that leaf is gorgeous.

  5. 11.14.2010

    The single leaf on the ground is just a glorious photo!

  6. 11.14.2010

    The close-up of the leaf on the ground? Perfect. Beautiful. Love them ALL.

  7. The best is when you can daydream out loud with your love about those favorite times, isn’t it? Sometimes it helps open the wormhole up again, and you can jump in together for awhile.

    Beautiful, Mish, all of it.

  8. 11.15.2010

    Love the last one… can so see that blown up on a massive canvas

  9. 11.15.2010

    That red leaf does it for me too!

  10. So very lovely! Not much fall color left in Michigan. Nice to see there’s still some out there! =)

  11. 11.15.2010

    The last shot is my fave! I too love the colors of fall.

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