Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Photo Tuesday - Autumn Qualities

Autumn carries with it some unique and distinctive qualities. Cooler weather. The crunch of fall leaves underfoot. The taste of Halloween candy. The smell of Thanksgiving turkey.

But what other qualities might we include?

The sight and smell of fallen leaves on a stagnant pond?

The crackle of a fire burning leaves?

The sound and smell of cold, fall rain dousing the earth?

The chill of a hard autumn frost?

The crash of the waves in a stormy ocean?

The sound of inflating balloons inflating at the Albuquerque Int'l Balloon Fiesta?

Or the dazzling eye-candy of early Christmas lights?

Get inspired and cover all aspects of your autumn scene!!


  1. Good reminder to use all of our senses, Diane.

    Beautiful pictures. They ARE inspiring.

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  2. Awsome pictures!! Autumn is my favorite time of year and really does encourage us to use all our senses.

  3. Beautifully done, Diane. And a good reminder to bring our readers into the world we are writng about using stimulus to all the senses.

    Marvin D Wilson

  4. I especially love the last photo of the tree. Fall is my favorite season. And I miss the colors from back East.

  5. I just had to read your post about Fall, because this really is my least favorite time of year. But on the positive side, I do love that last picture of the tree! lol

  6. Thanks, everyone!

    And Jo-Jo, fall used to be the most depressing time of year for me as well. Seemed that was when all the bad stuff happened. I think it finally grew on me.

  7. Interesting that fall eventually "grew" on you, Diane! It's not my favorite time of year, but when you look upon pictures like those you have posted, you have to admire the beauty!

  8. Great pics, Dianne, especially the last one. Autumn also brings early darkness, when I get out of work at 5.

    Morgan Mandel

  9. Thanks! The last photo is one of my most popular on Deviant Art.

  10. Autumn is my favorite season of them all. And I live in Minnesota so I do truly get every season here!

  11. Wow- lovely pictures. What a great way to think about adding season to your work. Thanks for sharing!