The Falling Leaves


Today, as I rode by,
I saw the brown leaves dropping from their tree
In a still afternoon,
When no wind whirled them whistling to the sky,
But thickly, silently,
They fell, like snowflakes wiping out the noon;
And wandered slowly thence
For thinking of a gallant multitude
Which now all withering lay,
Slain by no wind of age or pestilence,
But in their beauty strewed
Like snowflakes falling on the Flemish clay.

—  Margaret Postgate Cole



Filed under nature, photography

9 responses to “The Falling Leaves

  1. Toni, I love the poem. The mixture of green and brown work so well together!

  2. ELK

    nature is a constant source of inspiration ~delightful image Toni!

  3. elizabeth taught me to love this interesting perspective… i can smell the grass as i lie there trying to see through the viewfinder 🙂 you do love autumn!

  4. Elizabeth

    I love this! The color, the perspective, and the angle.

  5. If I had laid on the ground to get this awesome perspective, I’d never have been able to get back up again without assistance! Ha ha

    This is absolutely first class. The light, perspective and composition all sing. A terrific image and such magnificent words as accompanyment. Perfect.

    Hope you enjoy a terrific weekend

  6. Thanks everyone!
    Robin – so tell me what the grass smells like, because I don’t get down there!! 😀 Yes, I do love autumn. 🙂
    Paul – see above. I wouldn’t be able to get back up without assistance, either. That’s what auto focus is for – bend down, hover camera just above the grass, depress button half way to auto focus, snap, review. Try again. And again. I do that alot. 😉

  7. You know… this is one of my personal favorites. Very nice low angle to get a foreground DOF as well as a background DOF, similar to one i did two months ago. Very clear subject on the leaves too, excellent!!

  8. Even though their colours are fading the leaves are still beautiful.
    Once again nice perspective.

  9. A fantastic composition.