Happy Places and Hideaways

This week Terri at Second Wind Leisure gives us the Sunday Stills challenge of “Your Happy Place”. For me the autumn colors raise my spirits. In this odd 2020 Pandemic atmosphere the colors of autumn bring a ray of sunshine. Here are some of my “happy places” where I can “hideaway” from pressure and stress.

The sound of Biasini’s hooves walking through the leaves in the forest.
A cool morning walk through the forest with my husband and June, our little Schnauzer.
Across the road from our house the neighbour’s lawn is carpeted with leaves.
Our nights are cold now and soon all the leaves will be like this. But it has been a wonderful autumn. Nature is undaunted by the pandemic and has given us a wonderful show.

I am also linking this post to Ann Christine’s Lens-Artists Challenge #119 My Hideaway. For me the forest trails and our home, which is in the country, are both “hideaways” for me . These are the places where I can escape from some of the anxiety producing realities of the world at large.

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49 responses to “Happy Places and Hideaways”

    1. anne leueen Avatar

      It is a nice time of year.

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      1. sharonsiconictravelphotographyblog Avatar

        Not too hot and usually not too cold. In addition nice foliage to view.

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        1. anne leueen Avatar

          Here it is also a break from the heat and humidity we have in the summer.

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  1. kunstkitchen Avatar

    Such beautiful photos!

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  2. da-AL Avatar

    so much beauty here โ€” & an adorable doggie too!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      She is a dear little dog. Very affectionate too! Thanks for commenting.

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  3. David Avatar

    Always important to have that escape and hideaway from the everyday, indoors and outdoors.

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  4. Tina Schell Avatar

    A glorious spot Anne, I especially loved the image of the golden trees surrounding the forest path. As pretty a spot as I’ve seen anywhere!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Tina. The forest has been so beautiful. Today we have heavy rain so the leaves may all be gone. But we enjoyed it while it lasted.

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  5. philosophy through photography Avatar

    Felt I am sitting on Biasini and enjoying the ride and interacting with nature.
    Fantastic clicks my friend

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you so much. I glad you enjoyed the ride!

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      1. philosophy through photography Avatar

        ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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  6. O.D. Avatar

    Wow! That’s incredible! I haven’t seen that much orange in Autumn where I’m from but I’d surely love to one day. Looking at these images is rather serene and I can only imagine how it’s like to see it in person. Also, I have a bit of an obsession when it comes to crunchy leaves and stepping on them lol

    Thank you for sharing your happy place Anne, it’s lovely

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I share it with pleasure. With all the chaos this year it has been a delight for the soul to see this color Thank you for your comment.

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      1. O.D. Avatar

        Youโ€™re right. Its truly refreshing โญ๏ธ

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  7. JohnRH Avatar

    Wow. Beautiful autumn pathways. Nice!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you John!

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  8. chava61 Avatar

    I agree forest trails can definitely be a hideaway from civilization!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Yes they can! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  9. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram Avatar

    Yes, for sure these places pleases the mind.

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  10. MichaelStephenWills Avatar

    Enjoy!! While it lasts.

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  11. Emma Cownie Avatar

    Those fiery colours are just wonderful!

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  12. popsiclesociety Avatar

    Gorgeous autumn colors ๐Ÿ‚
    Nature is my happy place too ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿฅฐ

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  13. Jennifer Jones Avatar

    Your photos are beautiful. Iโ€™m not surprised this is your happy birthday lace. Iโ€™m sure itโ€™s the happy place of June and Biasini also #sundaystills

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thanks Jennifer for this comment. June and Biasini both love the forest trails.

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  14. Gavin and Wyatt Avatar

    Finding a peaceful place in this crazy world is difficult… though so important. Thank you for the reminder.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      You are most welcome!

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  15. Amy Avatar

    Breathtaking fall colors. Thank you for taking us along, Anne. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      You are most welcome Amy. Happy to have you along.

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  16. Laura Avatar

    Beautiful fall colors to ease the stress of the world around you. I agree living in the country is a saving grace through this strange and difficult time, it is a world away.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      It is. This autumn the colors have been so spectacular. Thanks for your comment.

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  17. Leya Avatar

    I am so with you two – in nature’s beauty. You forget all things troublesome and leave grey thoughts behind. Colourful and lively autumn where you live!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Yes we always have good autumn color but this year is exceptional. We think it is due to the long spell in thes summer of heat and drought. Thanks for commenting !

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  18. pattimoed Avatar

    Beautiful post, Anne. I’m happy to meet your dog, too! You certainly have a gorgeous autumn this year. We had a fierce wind last night and this morning, so I think our fall is officially over!! It was a such a pleasure having you host last week. It was a lot of fun to see all the posts related to your topic. Great choice!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Patti. Biasini got a lot of interest in his topic. I was amazed at the diversity of the responses and the wonderful photos.

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      1. pattimoed Avatar

        It was a great topic, Anne. I know what you mean about the diversity of the posts. Amazing!

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  19. Gbolabo Adetunji Avatar

    These images made my day colorful and bright. Thank you, Anne.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I am delighted to know my photos brightened your day. Thanks for letting me know.

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  20. Robert Parker Avatar

    Beautiful! I love the autumn yellows, oranges, and golds, and the pleasant smell of the woods this time of year.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I agree. Thanks for commenting!

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  21. natureandphotography Avatar

    Beautiful Scenic view!

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  22. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    Yay, a walk with Biasini in your beautiful fall forest, Anne! Absolutely gorgeous and it does my soul good to see your images! This would be my happy place, too!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thanks Terri. Glad you agree ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  23. Rupali Avatar

    Wonderful images and my favourite is of your neighbourโ€™s lawn. The trees look majestic.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you. They are very old maple trees.
      Maybe 100 years old. They run alongside the driveway of his house.

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