The Leaves! The Colors! and the Geese!

This year the leaves are giving us an incredible show of dazzling colors. Many of us here have noticed the vibrancy of the colors. We think it is because we had heat and drought in the summer and then in September a quick change to some very cold nights. I am very happy to be able to add these photos to Dawn’s Festival of Leaves. This is the view from our back garden looking out over the farmer’s fields. These photos were taken at 7:30 am .

Here are the Canada geese! They gather in big groups at this time of year preparing to migrate South . They wait for the day to warm up a bit before they take flight.
This glorious tree is at the south edge of the farmer’s fields and has a corn field next to it.

Yesterday after our lesson I took Biasini for a relaxing walk around the paddocks. Here we walked through the fallen leaves. Soon all the brilliant colors will be gone. But what a show it has been.

The colors in these photo are not tweaked in Lightroom. I only added clarity not saturation or vibrancy. It is amazing and that is how it is this year.

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54 responses to “The Leaves! The Colors! and the Geese!”

  1. David Avatar

    Nice colors. We have Canada geese that winter over; they find those fields that with not much snow cover and ponds, lakes, and reservoirs that don’t completely ice over. They know where to fly.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      They are smart. We had hunters in that field yesterday with lots of decoy geese out to lure the live ones. A couple got shot and that was that. The geese have not been back. I suspect they will not come to this field again. The hunters are permitted, in the season, to shoot in one hour before sunrise and one hour after sunrise.

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  2. Dina Avatar

    Gorgeous, Anne! I do love this time of the year, but we don’t quite have the glorious colours as in your part of the world. The geese have arrived in our local reserve, a distinct sign that we are heading towards winter. x

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      This year the colors have been exceptional. We usually have very good autumn color but this year it is above and beyond!

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  3. Jen Avatar

    Beautiful pics!!

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  4. Gavin and Wyatt Avatar

    Stunningly beautiful scenes, and you got to share the view with your four legged friend.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      It is beautiful but this morning temperatures are just above freezing.

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      1. Gavin and Wyatt Avatar

        Still…one of favorite times of year.

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        1. anne leueen Avatar

          Indeed. And we are getting some warmer temps this week. Temps that are much liked by horses and dogs!

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  5. Marsha Avatar

    I agree with everyone about the last picture, Anne. The colors, the view through the horse’s ears. Like Terri said, we get many of your geese here in CA. We have a pond at the church on our street, and they love to hang out there. It won’t be long now. The weather cooled way down into the 80s today. Have a great weekend.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      You have a great weekend too Marsha!

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      1. Marsha Avatar

        Hugs! πŸ™‚

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  6. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    Such brilliant colors, Anne! Fall is my favorite time of year. Those Canadian snow geese will fly down our way and winter in the Northern California bird sanctuaries. Ive visited those sanctuaries and the sight of them flying in their various formations is something to behold. I will miss this when we move to Washington.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I have seen Canada geese in London England so I think you may see them in Washington. They get around!πŸ™‚

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  7. doar nicole Avatar

    The last photo, and title photo too, is simply splendid, to me.. like a painting! πŸ™‚ Wonderful autumn indeed.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Nicole.πŸ™‚

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  8. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram Avatar

    Wow how many colors they show. Nature doesn’t show any change in 2020 at least. So happy to see this as this is not usual in the part of world I born or live.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      It is a splendid array here in this part of the world. Im glad you enjoyed seeing the colors

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  9. Emma Cownie Avatar

    Those colours are quite wonderful!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      It is an amazing display this year.

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  10. Rupali Avatar

    Just lovely.

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  11. akshita bansal Avatar

    Wowwww the captures are just splendidπŸ’ž

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you. Nature can put on quite a show!

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      1. akshita bansal Avatar

        Yes exactly…!πŸ’
        After all, that’s why it is so peace at..!🌹

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  12. Prior... Avatar

    Love he closing photo like we are right there on the horse with you
    And our colors are just starting – not really vibrant here yet! Glad
    You have that color
    Delight right now

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I think that within a week these leaves may be gone. Enjoy yours when they come.

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      1. Prior... Avatar

        Thanks πŸπŸ‚

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  13. Irene Avatar

    Simply gorgeous! 😊

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Irene!

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      1. Irene Avatar

        My pleasure. 😊

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  14. whippetwisdom Avatar

    Glorious colours Anne, so lovely to see! The leaves are beginning to turn here too xxx

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Xenia. In another week or so our leaves will be gone I think,

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  15. Dawn M. Miller Avatar

    I love that picture from your horse, the chestnut is so gorgeous and really fits with the leaves. You make me excited for the color perhaps we will get in a few weeks. What an awesome autumn!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I’m so glad you like the horse photo. Yes he is color coordinated with the leaves

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  16. sandyjwhite Avatar

    Marvelous colors!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Sandy.

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  17. Judy Avatar

    Gorgeous! We’ll see those birds here soon. πŸ™‚

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      When they take off from the ground it i something to see; a lot of honking and then off they go and the form up into the V.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Yes! Nature has outdone herself this year. So glad you enjoyed!

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  18. dprastka Avatar

    WOW!! I’m jealous, no envious!! Such beauty, oh my goodness. I wish we saw such colors here. I know you get some frigid weather but Autumn is so amazing as the colors turn. Thank you for sharing! That trail ride is so cool, vibrant and beautiful! 🐴❀️

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      There are some beautiful leaves on the trails now. But Biasini gets bored if I stop to take photos!πŸ΄πŸ˜„

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      1. dprastka Avatar

        Haha! Silly boy! πŸ΄πŸ’•

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  19. MichaelStephenWills Avatar

    These colors are encouraging. Has it been a dry summer? We have a borderline drought and we are on the edge of turning.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      We had a spell of heat and drought in the summer. Then in September some nights almost down to freezing. We have had rain in the last week but the colors have stayed amazingly bright. But one good rain storm and wind and they will be gone. When yours turn I hope you will share some photos.

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  20. Robert Parker Avatar

    It really is glorious, what a show!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Yes it is. So glad you liked this show.

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  21. Robyn Avatar

    Looks beautiful!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      The colors this year are truly amazing. Glad you liked them,

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