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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  1. David says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

    Beautiful pics!!

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

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    1. anne leueen says:

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

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      1. Still…one of favorite times of year.

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        1. anne leueen says:

          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 says:

    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 says:

      You have a great weekend too Marsha!

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  6. 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 says:

      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 says:

    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 says:

      Thank you Nicole.πŸ™‚

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  8. 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 says:

      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 says:

    Those colours are quite wonderful!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      It is an amazing display this year.

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  10. Wowwww the captures are just splendidπŸ’ž

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you. Nature can put on quite a show!

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

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  11. Prior... says:

    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 says:

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

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      1. Prior... says:

        Thanks πŸπŸ‚

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  12. Irene says:

    Simply gorgeous! 😊

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      1. Irene says:

        My pleasure. 😊

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

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    1. anne leueen says:

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

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  14. 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 says:

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

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  15. Judy says:

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

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    1. anne leueen says:

      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 says:

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

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  16. dprastka says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        Haha! Silly boy! πŸ΄πŸ’•

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  17. 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 says:

      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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  18. It really is glorious, what a show!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes it is. So glad you liked this show.

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  19. Robyn says:

    Looks beautiful!

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    1. anne leueen says:

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

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