Festival of Leaves 2021

This year we have had many autumn days of above average temperatures and I have enjoyed those. There has also been quite a bit of rain and cloud on those warmer days. At least that is how it seems to me. The autumn colors are somewhat muted this year with fewer reds and bright oranges. Here are the maples alongside the paddocks at the barn. Autumn 2021 has not been quite such a Festival of Leaves as 2020.

The sumac at the side of this road is a notable exception. The sumac everywhere has given us its’ best reds.

However, when I can take Biasini out to the forest and see these lovely trees I cannot think of anything better.

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33 responses to “Festival of Leaves 2021”

  1. Festival of Leaves 2021:Week # 12 ~ Season Wrap-Up | The Day After Avatar

    […] Our favorite Horse Addict, Anne, played along a few times but my favorites from her, from most any time, are  the views from atop her horse. […]

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  2. popsiclesociety Avatar

    Gorgeous colors 🍂

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Ribana.

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  3. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    So those red bushes are sumac–I wonder if that is what we have here in Washington? Looks very similar–beautiful colors! To be able to walk among the crisp leaves on Biasini is such a joy, Anne! When I was 9 years old, we lived near Portland, OR, I had a horse and I rode her around the neighborhood during the Fall of 1969. Fond memories. Enjoy these days.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      The sumac has pointed kewves off a king strm and then had a cinema shaped part at the end. Here in Ontario they a very common and grow wild.

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    2. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you for sharing the memories of your fall rides on your horse. Do you miss riding?

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      1. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

        A little, it’s been a while! 😁

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        1. anne leueen Avatar

          I didn’t ride from age 19 to 49. Finishing university, career, finances, etc all got in the way. all those years later when my daughter started to ride I took it up again. And 20+ years later I’m still at it .So you could go back to riding if you felt like it and thing in your life aligned to make it possible

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          1. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

            Wow, I didn’t realize, Anne! I took riding lessons when we moved to San Diego as a young teen. I might have a better chance in our new area since horses are close by. Thanks for your example and encouraagement!

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  4. Rupali Avatar

    Beautiful colours and the gallery.

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  5. Emma Cownie Avatar

    The great thing about autumn is are the smells and sounds of the leaves too.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I agree. Walking through the leaves, both on my own two legs or on Biasini is a real joy.

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  6. Diana Avatar

    Such beautiful colors of fall leaves even if they aren’t as bright this year, super fun to see through Biasini’s ears! ❤️💚🧡❤️

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I agree about that view Diana 🐴

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  7. Laura Avatar

    Still such stunning colors. I cannot imagine the feeling of joy you must experience riding Biasini in such a beautiful place.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Laura .It is absolutely wonderful to ride in the forest at any time of year , except perhaps for the main bug season! I know that Biasini finds it a joy and mentally it is so good for him to get out of the arena and have a relaxing time walking along the trails.

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  8. workinacresnothours Avatar

    Just stunning. Such vibrant beautiful colours including ear hood. I doubt if Zina & I were to ride with you & Biasini the first few rides through your beautiful forest, would not be in a straight line. Beautiful leaves moving too scary. lol.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Biasini has always been so good in the forest. He does not spook. He has his head up looking ahead and once we have been out for about 10 minutes he lowers his head and ambles along like a Western trail horse with his head between his knees!

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  9. Briannakenzielivingoutloud Avatar
    Briannakenzielivingoutloud

    I love Fall. The leaves in your photos are very beautiful and festive! Of course your horse’s ears are adorable!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you for this comment. I’m glad you enjoy fall. It is such a nice time of year.

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  10. Kathleen Jennette Avatar

    I think that is just beautiful and I have to say your horses’ ear covers are a perfect Autumn match 🙂

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      HaHA yes the bonnet is the right color for autumn. Thanks for commenting

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  11. Dawn M. Miller Avatar

    Maybe nit as vibrant but I love the one from the back of the horse!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you. That forest is lovely with the fine trees and more delicate leaves all yellow .

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        1. anne leueen Avatar

          Yes the light s wonderful

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  12. J.W.S. Avatar

    A favorite time of year. Lovely images.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Glad you enjoyed the autumn photos. Thanks for commenting.

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  13. misifusa Avatar

    Beautiful Anne!

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  14. Narayan Tushar Kaudinya Avatar

    I have started to enjoy these images. Lovely Anne.

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