Thursday, October 23, 2008

All the Leaves are Brown...

autumn browns

"All the leaves are brown, and the sky is gray..."

Remember that song, California Dreamin' ?  That first line just came to me as I put together this mosaic of photos.  I guess I'm just in that kind of mood lately.  Quiet.  Soft.  Muted.

What's your mood today?


If you want to see more photos like these, come see my photoblog: In a Soft Light.


  1. Oh it is way too early to know my mood! I rolled out of bed at 6:30 grabbed the coffee DH made for me and came to check the blogs. I won't know how I will feel until I a. wake up and b. see some sun! Good Morning Mary!:>)

  2. I'm just waking up with my first cup of coffee! It's just starting to get light here in Savannah. We are still green here, but the days and nights are cooler. Karen

  3. Yesterday all the leaves were brown and the sky was gray, but today I can see the bronzes and coppers because the sun is shining.

    Your photographs are, as always, beautiful. How's the card business going?

  4. good morning...yes I remember the mammas and the of my favorite groups and songs.

    we have a gorgeous day here in central pa. but I am under the weather with a bug i brought back from my vacation. so i am sitting here on my couch- lap top in lap, sipping on tea, trying to feel better. I have a meeting to go to this afternoon and I've got to get it together. I am having my doubts about that happening..

    thanks for the great pics. have a great day-
    mary- from central pennsylvania

  5. mary,

    Those photos are absolutely gorgeous; your talent is really shining through ( the steel gray sky).


  6. Those pictures are absolutely wonderful! Maybe they match my mood today, too. I love quiet days here in the country. I am in central Texas and we had a very nice cool fall morning today! This is the first time for me to comment, but I enjoy your blogs very much!

  7. Oh Mary, how beautiful! These pictures are fantastic. You are so tallented with your camera and know just when to take the perfect shot.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. Mary, your photo collage is exceptional. The photos and the verse are meant to be together. Terrific! Thanks for sharing.

  9. One of my favorite songs, and that photo collage took my breath away. Just lovely.

  10. It's a bit chilly here! Mozart's music is tending to be a bit appropriate for watching the leaves fall from the trees just simply exhausted today.
    Maybe I need to put the Mamas and the Papas on instead!

  11. Beautiful pictures that set the mood so elegantly!! Sally

  12. Do I remember that song? You bet! I loved it then and I love it now. I'm California dreamin' today because family from California will arrive this evening!

    Thank you for sharing your gorgeous photos. I stopped by your photo blog and enjoyed it again. Time is of the essence today so I'll just leave a comment here.

    Do you use Fickr or Picasa, or Photoshop - or do you have a different program that you use?

  13. Very pretty photo montage! Or whatever you call it. LOL!

    Have a great weekend!

  14. Great song and I love the photo collage. I admire that look so much.


  15. Oh, I can sense that you are dreading winter...I, on the other hand, am looking forward to cold days, warm fires, stews and soups, good books, crafts, good books, lots of comfort foods, good books...hee hee
    Your photos are wonderful....

  16. I'm serene, hopeful, and happy today! Love this beautiful collage... it's so pretty!

  17. The minute I saw your blog title, I just knew you had to be referring to the song. You are such a talented photographer!!!

  18. I love that song!!! The leaves are starting to turn here but it still feels like summer because it was in the high 80s today!!! I'm so ready for cooler weather!

  19. These are beautiful photos. The middle one is extra wonderful.

  20. With the very moderate climate of the San Francisco Bay Area, we get little of the autumnal colors many others enjoy, so it is nice to tour the blogosphere and see images like these.

  21. what an amazing mosaic and the song fits...


    well this preschool music teacher is HAPPY it's Friday right?!

    thanks for stopping by Mary

  22. Outstanding mists and geese....two of my favorites! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing the beauty.
    Blessings to you.

  23. This is a lovely mosaic of photos! Each one captures a special moment. Now, I'm going to be humming "California Dreaming" all day!

  24. What a beautiful mosaic of autumn pictures! California dreaming... :)
    My mood is very soft today, too, I spend this late Saturday afternoon in bed, it's nearly dark outside, and I enjoy visiting bloogers more intensively than usual!

  25. My mood today__
    "in a soft light"
    the heart
    of your photography
    bathed in morning mist.

    morning mist has no equal
    in nature

  26. Hi Mary

    At a hockey game, so my mood is bored. Would much rather be behind my sewing machine.

    Always love your photos!


  27. Hey Mary - leaves are still brilliant yellows, greens and reds...soon to be brown!
    Beautiful shots!
    Karla & Karrie

  28. Today we had a warm wind and a gray sky and it was wonderful because I didn't know what to expect!

  29. Gorgeous pictures, as usual... and who can argue with a post about a scrumptious apple pie? It looks delicious! Keep up the good work!


  30. Mary, however did you do this? It's absolutely stunning.

    Oh, and thanks for the song sticking. I do have such a problem with that!!


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