Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Stop the presses!

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for a special announcement: IT'S FALL, Y'ALL! The post which was scheduled for today has been delayed in order to bring you our fall color; otherwise, you would be seeing these shots late in December. I can't dance, but I'm doing a happy jig right now. I'm thrilled to finally see real fall colors, even if it's scattered here and there. These were taken on W. Lakeshore Dr. on the LSU campus, November 14.

Chinese tallow tree




Snowy egret on a bald cedar

The wind was kicking up quite a bit, so I know this is not in complete focus, but I was hoping someone
could help identify this tree. Since I took this shot last week, all these trees are completely red now.
UPDATE: Using an app called Leafsnap, I was able to identify this as a Willow Oak!

I will be in Mississippi fishing at Lake Okhissa today, so I'll catch up when I return. Y'all have a good one!

Linking with Our World Tuesday.

35 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

The colour is gorgeous, Gail! WOW!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Beautiful fall colors! Ours are gone here in KY so it's nice to see that they're still out there somewhere :)

Linda said...

These are wonderful, Gail. Now, wasn't that worth the wait? The image with the white berries and red leaves against the blue sky is my favorite. It just pops.

Linda said...

I just went back and looked at that picture again and realized that the blue in the background is water. Oh well. It's early.

Stephanie said...

Glorious! The colors are so rich and vibrant - full of beauty :) Hugs to you, sweet friend!

Carletta said...

It FINALLY caught up to you. I know you have been waiting anxiously.
These are beautiful captures of the color!
Hope the fishing trip went well.

TexWisGirl said...

love it! :) leaves are raining here this week, too. amazing how quickly it hit.

Starla said...

I LOOOVE fall and all the reds, golds, yellows!! Your photos are LOVELY!

Karen said...

Fabulous fall colour!

Kim Stevens said...

Oh these are really beautiful, and yes, I found some fall that fell here too! Great minds, or more like gulf coast living! haha

beth said...

the best part of fall is that it keeps getting better and better :)

Amy Burzese said...

Good for you!!! Isn't it glorious. I hope you catch a lot of fish. Have a great week.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

We have had a lovely and colorful fall this year!! Appears that you all are about to have one too!!
ENJOY!!

Barb Brookbank said...

Absolutely gorgeous captures, Gail! I can't believe you are enjoying a beautiful autumn while we are freezing our ** here with a ton of snow! lol

Evelyn S. said...

Fabulous fall colors, Gail....beautifully captured and presented!

Rosie Grey said...

Yay, finally! :-) These colours are fantastic, Gail - beautifully captured!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful fall colour. Thanks for the spot of bright colour on this overcast day.

hootnonny said...

Beautiful shots of fall. I'm doing a happy dance just viewing them!

Katie said...

such beautiful shots! all our leaves are completely gone (well, 95% of them anyway) and i'm just a state above you. enjoy!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely Autumn colors! And pretty scenic views! Gorgeous photos!

bailey-road.com said...

YOu found some gorgeous color, Gail. I love that /chinese tallow tree.

Madge Bloom said...

happy fall dance to you! it is bright and beautiful!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous! Glad somebody has some color. We had our worst year for color in 25 years. Love the egret!

Sage Grayson said...

This is my favorite time of year because the leaves look so gorgeous. The whole world seems more magical in fall. Great photos! :)

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ladyfi said...

Gorgeous colours!

Indrani said...

Very beautiful captures. Each like a greeting card.

Richard Pegler said...

Your artistic eye, and your camera skills have captured the essence of fall colours perfectly, Gail! Beautiful!

Gary Phillips said...

Great colours!! A stab at the ID-one of the ash species. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Kathy said...

Beautiful. Our leaves are quickly turning brown and I've been unable to find any particularly lovely ones. I should try harder.

Pallavi said...

Oh my God, how did i miss this post! the pictures are soooo beautiful my dear Gail :) Love the fall colors. These are probably one of the best fall pictures i have seen. You should start professional Photography.. u have a gift for capturing such vivid images :)

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Barbara said...

I think Chinese tallow trees are so beautiful in the autumn. Makes me almost miss Houston! We have those last ones here, too, and I don't know what they are, but they are pretty magnificent, aren't they?

Carola said...

Your leaf shots are gorgeous! I like the autumn colors and the wonderful structures.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Gorgeous -- we're too far south!

Donna said...

Yay, fall has come to you finally...an isn't it spectacular!!