Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Unexpected.

Sometimes life throws the unexpected at you and it isn't easy to accept. The expected is what we want, what we crave. Because too often than not, the expected is more appealing than the unexpected.

But when it's getting colder and all the leaves are falling and the gold and red are fading away, you are thrilled to see the few that are fighting the expected, to stay on the trees in their striking colors. And that's when it hits you that the unexpected can be beautiful too.

IMG_9617IMG_9638IMG_9619
IMG_9572
IMG_9574
IMG_9575
IMG_9577
IMG_9585
IMG_9587
IMG_9590
IMG_9591
IMG_9597
IMG_9600
IMG_9603
IMG_9605
IMG_9608
IMG_9609
IMG_9611
IMG_9616
IMG_9622
IMG_9626
IMG_9631
IMG_9641
IMG_9648
IMG_9649
IMG_9652
All I wanted was a caramel latte (did you know that I absolutely hated coffee and now I kinda like it? i guess the thing about our taste buds changing every 5-7 years may have some truth to it) from the nearest Wawa's when I saw that there were still colorful leaves on several trees. I went back home, brought out my camera, went back to the location and began to take pictures. It saddens me to know that probably within one week the beauty of foliage will be gone, so I'm glad I turned around to capture the beauty surrounding me.

29 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

I'm now seriously intrigued to Google this tastebud thing and see if I can learn a bit more about it, maybe there's hope for me that I'll be able to taste an onion without hating it at some point in the future. You're right about the unexpected too Faith, we don't get leaves often as gorgeous and picturesque as these but I have to admit recently I've began to really appreciate the beauty of Autumn/Fall. The best thing about Fall is that it happens just like you say for maybe a month in total then it's gone, unlike other sights that last all year round, makes it more special.

Cece said...

I do believe it! I think mine have actually changed. Such lovely pics!! Sometimes it is nice to just stop and smell the roses so to speak.

Law_Fal said...

Very true. Lord those leaves are beautiful! Thanks for sharing them!!

K&R said...

beautiful pictures faith. i seriously love the colors in these pictures. i'm gad that you decided to take the time to take pictures somewhere you weren't expecting. hopefully it won't get too cold too soon though. Those leaves might stay up for a few more days.

K

Brittany said...

These shots are all so gorgeous!! You're wise to stop and take it all in; life gets so busy sometimes that we forget to enjoy the beauty and serenity in nature. I bet it was so relaxing for you to take this pictures and soak up the beauty of fall. You captured it so well! I really love the red leaves; so, so beautiful.

Nylse Esahc said...

Just like your move; the unexpected can be beautiful.

Fall is my favorite season. I love the changing colors of the foliage and that even happens here in CA.

The Sweetest Thing said...

Beautiful photos... captivating, right! During the fall I become kind of artsy.. the leaves are unreal... all of the colors and the beauty! So amazing how God changes things up... but I wish fall were longer! :) I also love that our taste buds change, too! I recently starting LOVING pickles! Glad you are on the coffee boat now!

Desiree Macke said...

The pictures are amazing! It's been almost four years since I've seen trees that change into their beautiful fall coats. This post gave me goosebumps with all the color and glory you captured.

redwhitebride said...

Wow, these pictures are really amazing! Loving the colors! about that tastebud thing, i used to think I could live without coffee, but now i am addicted to it and desperately trying to reduce caffein intake... :)

Nancy said...

How stunning. This is God's true beauty.

Sharon said...

So beautiful! I love all these fall colours :) The leaves here are all gone already :(

Stephanie Louise said...

What beautiful words and gorgeous photos. Fall is the best time of the year I think :)

It can be hard to accept the unexpected and turn it into unexpectedly expected, because things happen in life that we have no control over.

Jess said...

I love the seasons for that reason. Life is always changing, we need to slow down and enjoy the beauty before its gone.

two birds said...

gorgeous photos!! we are still having a fall here, which is unexpected. i know i might eat my words, soon, as it's supposed to snow, but i'll take what i can get!

MellyB said...

This really hit me today Faith. Unexpected can be ok once you wrap your head around it. And dang, you still have fall. Our trees are looking awfully bare in these parts which is a total bummer. I want it to last long enough for be to eat my turkey with a pretty red tree out the window. If wishes were fishes...

Susannah said...

Those leaves are gorgeous! And I love your thoughts on the unexpected!

Christina Marie Kellogg said...

There were some vibrant leaves here too that were fighting. Sadly, they were beaten upon by a mid-Fall snow storm. Lol And, today it's like 50 degrees. The weather is crazy. Pretty photos! Good for you to take the time and indulge.

xoxo Kellz* said...

these pix are to die for gosh
My blog here www.Islandchic77.com

Kacie Ellis said...

Fall leaves are so gorgeous!

http://kacieskloset.blogspot.com/

Courtney B said...

Beautiful pictures!! It's a winder wonderland outside right now so I'm glad it looks like Fall somewhere else :)
And you'll be glad you took these! One day on a run I took the perfect Fall picture (but seriously. it was pretty perfect considering I don't really have the eye for pictures) and the next day a huge storm came through (hurricane speed winds) and tore alllllll the leaves off the trees! So glad I got that picture!

Amy said...

I am mesmerized by the beautiful fall foliage you have captured with your camera. You are a talented photographer and should strongly consider starting a photography business!! I know I'd pay you a pretty penny to take beautiful pictures of my daughter!

simplychic said...

I love fall foliage! Your shots are beautiful.

Kiki said...

Thats the truth! Mine have changed so much!! You are so great at takings pics. would you ever do photography?

CoastWithMe said...

Wow, Faith! That fall foliage is breathtaking! I wish we had that here in CA! I agree expected is all fine and great....but it's the unexpected that knocks our socks off! We want more we want more. We really like it....we want more;)! So glad you captured this!

Kathy C said...

This is why I love fall!! Seriously..the colors are beautiful! Makes you hold your breath cause you really don't know how long it will last... glad you were able to capture some beauty before the snow sets in! ;)

Christine said...

beautiful pictures! And well said :)

EmilyJane said...

*vicariously living through you*. These photos are amazing! I'm glad you took time out of your day to run around and get your shutter bug on.

All of our leaves have fallen on my end of things. We got snow and icy conditions last Thursday, and it took the last of the leaves with it. HMPH!

Ashley R said...

But oh these photos. Beautifully written too.

Maria said...

i'm mesmerized by your photos. and the leaves and colors. and now i miss fall. even though it's still considered fall...
i'm ready for snow. and i cannot wait to see your photos this winter and to read about all the memories you make. <3<3<3
have a relaxing night!
xoxox