Fall Is Here!

Here in Atlanta, Catherine and I wait all year for fall to arrive. With the hot, humid sizzle of the Georgia summer finally falling away, our favorite time of the year has finally arrived!

This weekend brought the first real changes in the fall color, surely Autumn is here! With the change of weather, comes the anticipation of crisp cool nights, the smell of a campfire, and yummy gooey s'mores, candied apples, high school football games, fall festivals, and other highlights of the season. Here are a few pictures from the past couple of weeks. Enjoy the season with us!

Catherine's girl scout troop took a trip to the corn maize. This is a working dairy farm that does a massive corn maize every year. The girls had a blast getting lost in the corn maize (the sign that says this way out, doesn't really get you out!) and checking out the pumpkin patch!

YES! The leaves are finally turning! This is one of my favorite parts of fall! The color only lasts a little while, but I think this year it will be one of the best for color in the last handful of years.

Football, marching band, and spending crisp cool Friday nights on cold metal bleachers! This was our high school's homecoming weekend, and they were all ready! The football team won by a landslide 49 to 13, and the marching band was not getting a break from playing the school fight song after every touchdown!

We found these yummy candied apples at a local arts festival today! They were covered with chocolate and caramel and were stuck on REAL sticks!

A couple of weeks ago, our youngest daughter and I went father-daughter girl scout camping. We had a blast camping, cooking, doing leathercraft, silkscreening by hand, and other camp activities. The preferred mode of transportation around the 1000 acre camp is by bicycle, which was just fine by my daughter. UNFORTUNATELY, there was not enough room in the truck for my bicycle, so I was hoofing it. We went many miles down the mountain trails, which my daughter just loved, but my feet didn't!

Ah, the smell of the wood burning and crackling on the fire! I can sit for hours around a warm fire, especially when the temperature is clipping the upper 30's like it was our first night there. Of course all the girls were making yummy, gooey s'mores, and we had more than our share! But trying to get a picture of a s'more is impossible, they get gobbled up before I can even get the camera to focus!

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    On 3:35 PM Chris+Lynn said...

    Ooooh! Love all the rich velvety fall colours! My fav is the pumpkins! Your images make me want to go roast some chestnuts over the fire - beautiful!

    On 3:48 PM allan z. said...

    man!!! i get out and shoot some fall scenes! good work! :) ++

    On 3:49 PM Anonymous said...

    Love the fall colors. Really great images! ;)++

    On 4:58 PM Bentley said...

    Love the colors. Fall is my favorite time of year too++

    You've inspired me to get out and shoot!



    Excellent work. The pic of the pumpkins is my favorite. ++

    On 12:01 PM Anonymous said...

    Love the band images! Great stuff! ++


    Hi Mike/Catherine ++
    These are really nice images. I love the fall colors! Something I hardly see out here in Cali.

    On 2:59 PM Ramiro said...

    Mike, I love the shot of the logs on fire and the one with all the pumpkins, outstanding.

    On 2:16 PM Mike said...

    Thanks for all the great comments! I am glad some of you were inspired to take your camera out for some fun or just go out and enjoy the season!

    On 6:36 PM Yunna said...

    Love the pumpkin patch shot! The colors are great and I like the composition with the tree in the foreground. Gives a nice boost to anchoring the picture.++

    On 10:04 PM Gavin Seim said...

    Hey Mike. Thanks for checking out PPS
    By the way the fall shots here are neat... great color.