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Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Peek at the Peak.

Every year, I watch closely so I won't miss the peak colors.  It seems as if it goes along rather monochromatically for weeks, then, WHAM!  Everything is glowing red, gold and brilliant orange.  And then all the leaves fall off.

I was able to snap a quick picture on my way to work yesterday.  Good thing, as most of the leaves were on the ground this morning! 


Okay, slightly enhanced, but it came out dull.
Which it wasn't.

Other LLF news: Giovanni (once known as Chadwick), is going off to a new farm this weekend.  Not that I don't like the little booger, but I think I have another rooster or two in the mix and four is too many.  Actually, more than one is too many, but we'll see how it goes.  I have one of Murray McMurray's infamous FREE EXOTIC CHICKs, who, I believe, is a Cuckoo Maran roo.  In which case, he gets to stay as long as he plays nice.  Then there's the little Ameracauna posse of three unknowns.  It may get pretty noisy in a couple of months.  Luckily for me, in a couple of months, it will be cold as heck and my windows will be closed.

9 comments:

  1. how pretty! our mountains are just about ready to burst with color!

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    1. Hi jaz! I love it when it's almost blinding when you drive through the mountains - such a fleeting, beautiful sight!

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  2. Beautiful! And I know what you mean about the colors---they are so gorgeous right now but I come home with the camera loaded and am disappointed by the looks---so "washed out" and dull. This was not the colors I was seeing!!! LOL!
    I wish I could figure out how to bump up the colors a notch........

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    1. Sue - Just fake it, like I did! I also notice that the colors look much richer when I have my sunglasses on. I was tempted to hang my glasses on my camera and take a picture, but didn't want to be carted away by some onlookers.

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  3. They say (who the heck ARE they??!) you can capture better pictures of the fall colors if you snap them on a gray day rather than a sunny one. (Hey, don't poo-poo me, I'm just the messenger.)

    Speaking of roos, as hubby and I dragged ourselves out of bed this morning (in total darkness), he moaned, "Why do those roosters have to start crowing way before there's even a speck of dawn showing??"

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    1. Mama Pea - Well "they" might be wrong. It was an overcast morning yesterday. Who the heck knows? I have a solar spot light over the coop that has a motion detector. When the dogs go out, the light goes on, and the roosters start crowing. At any time of the day or night. That old saw of roosters crowing at the crack of dawn is hooey.

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  4. Gorgeous picture of the changes!!!

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  5. Color, WOW! We're just starting to get a few leaves fluttering to the ground but not much color.

    I agree about too many roosters. Sadly the rat got our McMurrays exotic (a Golden Polish, darn!)

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  6. I would love to see some of those beautiful colors. Got any more shots? I'll have to do some research. Not familiar with the breeds of chickens you mention.

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