Friday, December 7, 2012

Barley Gets His Bounce Back





There's something nice about late fall. 

The landscape, exhausted from the exuberance of spring, 

and the productivity of summer,

 has donned its tawny nightgown, and lounges on the couch.





























 Oak leaves, despite their tatters, still cling tenaciously to the trees...





























and mullein leaves, tired of supporting tall flower stalks,

crumple like wrung out dishrags on the ground.





























Barley loves this time of year;




























the cooler air puts a new spring in his feet,





























and makes him eager to explore.































Winterberry trees brings a touch of color to the earth.

The birds eat the berries, 

posing as living Christmas cards, 

and remind us that it won't be fall for long.




"As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night will never cease."

Genesis 8:22








Thanks to Leslie Nicole for the texture, Opaline.

Linking with Weekly Top Shot
and Camera Critters

21 comments:

pens and needles said...

Barley seems to be loving the late fall warm weather. He matches it! :)

Brian King said...

These are beautiful! Nicely done!

Kathy said...

Lovely! I never thought about finding beauty in a dishrag!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful composition of images and words.

Shannon W. said...

Barley is quite a handsome dog! He blends in well with the fall scenery.

Pat said...

What a beautiful post! I love seeing Barley again.

ladyfi said...

Oh, so beautiful and magical - in photos and words. My dog loves the cooler weather too.

TexWisGirl said...

just gorgeous! love a happy pup, and that sweet chickadee, too!

Tricia Hays said...

Wonderful captures & Barley looks so happy!
Beautiful bird shot w/ the berries! =)

Val said...

YOu're Barley is beautiful...love it when they zoom around in the cooler weather.

sandyland said...

oh boy what fun

Rajesh said...

Just love these shots.

eileeninmd said...

Barley is a handsome dog. He does seem happy. Cute shot of the chickadee and the berries. Lovely photos! Have a happy weekend!

LisaS said...

Such beautiful photos and Barley looks to be a GREAT dog ;)

Huldra said...

Ofcourse he loves that season. It even has his colours. :)
Beautiful pictures.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Barley is such a pretty dog- and so happy! Nice shots!

Pia said...

Barley suits perfect in the scenerie! Wonderful shots!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

This is such a beautiful post with beautiful images. I'm so glad Barley got his bounce back!

Madge Bloom said...

Oh, it's hard to pick just one! Love Barley with his stick... and the little Chickadee is worthy of printing! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #60!

Beyond the Dog Dish said...

A beautiful post in so many ways!I think for us (dogs, humans and lighting for photography)fall is the best time of year. Love the art, textured photograph

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Fabulous all, with great words to boot!