Autumn strolls through my neighborhood on Fujifilm Velvia 50

Velvia is born for sunny days. Cloudy days, meh. Or so I found out when I strolled through my neighborhood one overcast afternoon with camera in hand. But this is the only photo I got that shows how the reds, yellows, and oranges frosted the green trees here as autumn began. So you get cloudy-day shots.

Neighborhood trees

A canopy of trees covers my little neighborood’s banal little houses. My neighbors and I all have our work cut out for us each autumn when the leaves fall. I spend half the day five or six weekends in a row driving around on my tractor sucking up leaves.

Neighbor's house under the yellow canopy

This is one of the better looking homes, just a few doors down from mine. Even though these houses aren’t anything special, I’m happy in mine and am glad to live here.

Neighbor's house

I did get one useful shot of the colorful leaves on a sunny-day stroll through my neighborhood.

Looking up

This really was a remarkable Indiana autumn: wildly colorful, mostly sunny, dry, and warm. I wish they were all this way.


12 responses to “Autumn strolls through my neighborhood on Fujifilm Velvia 50”

  1. Bob Dungan Avatar

    Lovely fall pictures. You don’t have to live in a big house to be happy. I know several people that moved up to bigger houses and found all they got was bigger mortgage payments, taxes and cleaning.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks Bob! I’m happiest owing others as little as possible, so I do love my smallish mortgage payment.

  2. Carole Grey Avatar
    Carole Grey

    These are beautiful. So calming and comfortable. Makes one happy to be alive and enjoying God’s visual bounty.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It has taken me most of my life to learn to enjoy this time of year.

  3. The Activist Avatar
    The Activist

    Wonderful time of the year for taking photos.You can find some good fungi in the woods and forests too.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’ll bet! I never make it into the woods in autumn though, because I’m too busy cleaning up the fallen leaves in my yard!

  4. Nancy ( Roe ) Stewart Avatar
    Nancy ( Roe ) Stewart

    Ha !! Another one of the advantages of living in the country !! We can enjoy the colors until the leaves fall off and then watch them blow away into the neighboring fields. And the neighbors don’t complain !!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Yeah, sometimes I wish I could just let the leaves blow away! That’s what the golf course behind me does — they let them blow right up against my chain-link fence. I use my leaf blower to send them right back out again.

  5. Lignum Draco Avatar

    Great shots. The thought of needing a tractor to suck up the leaves is amazing. I can rake the autumn leaves at my place in 2 minutes. :)

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Yeah, my girlfriend lives in a much newer subdivision and has the same experience — all the trees are young, and they are fewer in number.

  6. david35mm Avatar

    Gorgeous colours. As for the houses – I’d rather live happily in a single room surrounded by that kind of beauty than miserably in a mansion. Really makes you appreciate the autumn colours – so vivid but gone so quickly.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’m totally with you. I’m very happy in my little house.

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