October 12, 2008

October Rawks!

I love October. It is cold, it is warm, it is cool. Today was wonderful. It got up to 80 degrees today, and was just beautiful so I took the Boy to take some pictures of the leaves. There is this lovely spot I know of high above the trees. We call it the rock it is also known as Cleland Rock and is a part of a local state park system. The rock juts out over a ravine and you can see for miles and miles from it. It is treacherous but well worth the visit. I could and have sat on it and just stared out - it is a great spot to meditate.

Here are some of my favorites from the day.

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But this last one . . . This last one is my very favorite - not because of the subjects or the scenery. It has been a tough year and you can see it in their faces. The pictures I took just before and just after they were laughing or pulling faces, but this one which I took on speed shutter - was unplanned and unexpected. It broke my heart, but I still love it because it put on film the way I've felt for months - a little lost, a little frustration, a little sadness - like something is missing and you can't get it back but you try to pull it close all the same - yes - I see all that in this simple picture and it breaks my heart.

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Posted by Oddybobo at October 12, 2008 07:26 PM | TrackBack

That last photo...just Wow.

Posted by: Erica at October 12, 2008 08:25 PM

Life, my friend. You captured it.

Posted by: Christina at October 12, 2008 09:34 PM

Gave me chills. Wonderful photos.

Posted by: vw bug at October 13, 2008 05:09 AM

Those are all just so beautiful. Thank you for sharing all that color and beauty.

But that last pic? Brought tears to my eyes. Wow.

Posted by: Tammi at October 13, 2008 07:40 AM

Great pics!

Posted by: Dash at October 13, 2008 09:39 AM

Wow. Just wow...

Beautiful pics, Oddy. Hang in there...

Posted by: Richmond at October 13, 2008 10:26 AM

ALL the photos are truly beautiful... always love seeing the big eyed boy and the changing colors... but that last image? Yeah, it brought tears to my eyes as well. Amazing capture!

Posted by: pam at October 13, 2008 10:42 AM

Wonderful photos, especially the last.

Posted by: Teresa at October 13, 2008 01:41 PM

Got some great pictures here.
So, could he lift that pumpkin?

Posted by: diamond dave at October 13, 2008 02:08 PM

Life...such beauty and joy...and such hardships, too. But the beauty and joy is there. We can't ever forget that.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at October 14, 2008 08:43 PM

Wow. I absolutely love the boy hugging the pumpkin...that's a framer pic.
And the two 'men' is another!

Just gorgeous...scenery and family!

Posted by: Rave at October 15, 2008 10:50 AM