20 October 2009

Last View of Summer in the Hood....Taken Last Week from My Patio



The weather is changing. We had some lovely days and the grass greened up again. Now, Fall is setting in. Frost on the grass the past two mornings and temperatures have dipped into the 30s at night. 


I took this shot through the screen, thought that it made an interesting textural quality (click to enlarge and you will see what I am referring to).


I am looking forward to a drive into the local mountains and along the Blue Ridge Parkway this weekend. Maybe I will get lucky and find some Fall colors.


Have a lovely Tuesday everyone.

11 comments:

Living on the Spit said...

Absolutely beautiful...I can even smell that fresh, crisp air! Hope you find some color as well...I really want to see some photos.

CountryDew said...

Great shot - I am pretty sure I know that view!

The colors so far are rather disappointing. I wonder if I'm just early in my expectations. Hope you get your trip and find some lovely things to photograph.

Gill - That British Woman said...

Oh I wish I could also drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, you are very lucky.

Our leaves are nearly done for this year, enjoy your drive.

Gill in Canada

Gaelyn said...

It looks so lush and green in your image. And I was trying to figure out the texture. Hope you get fall color lucky this weekend.

imac said...

It looks a grand place to live, and a trip to the mountains too.

Thanks for your visit and kind words.

Mental P Mama said...

Beautiful! I love that texture and thought it was a photo shop element!

Barb said...

I do like that "screen" quality in your photo. So pretty and green yet there in your neighborhood! It's snowing here in Breckenridge today! I look forward to more photos of your fall colors.

MedaM said...

I enlarged the photo and the effect is fantastic. What a wonderful area where you live in. Your photo is so beautiful; the light is great and the whole composition is so attractive; green grass and lovely blue sky and those beautiful houses around. Absolutely wonderful!
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Liz said...

Sigh. That picture is fantastic. Reminds me of the town in Practical Magic. :)

Annie said...

What a lovely photo..even through the screen...

Gosh if i posted a photo like that, all you would see would be dust! We have had three dust storms in the past month in our drought ridden down under land...yuk!

Guess you must use the raw setting on your camera to get such fine detail and effects? Just lovely anyway you get it!