Thursday, August 30, 2007

Thursdays theme is Pretty




This is of the Scantic River, which is a 2 miute drive from our new house.
We spend a lot of time there anyways, but i imagine we will be spending a lot more in the future.
The water is now down to a pretty gentle flow, no longer the fast cool sweeping water of spring, nor the refreshing depth of summer.

In fact, the entire trail along the river showed signs of the impending fall, with leaves falling astray and lightening in color.

In just 3 short weeks the green will give way to the glorious colors of a New England fall, and in truth, i can't wait.

We need the crisp air just as much as we need the structure of school and routine and dare i say even homework?

The kids are just a mess after a long summer of little fun and lots of changes.
I can only hope that as we get ready to fall back that things calm down.

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10 comments:

Mike said...

First time here. Hope you don't mind me saying those are great nature photos.


Mike
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Ashlea said...

Mike, Thanks!
Can't say i mind at all ;)

I love your art....The pics stand alone, but your digital processing add something very special and unique.

Maya said...

Gorgeous photos!

kim said...

very pretty... i like in the last picture, the way the sunlight plays on the water

Mommee and Her Boys said...

Oh how I love the outdoors!! So pretty! :)

Dawn said...

Ashlea, the first one really stands out to me as "pretty"...

You are also a tremendous writer. It was nice visiting your blog!

chaoticfamily said...

What pretty photos and a beautiful place to retreat...

My Son is very much missing school... one more week countdown is on for us.

Anna said...

I really love those photos—I am always hesitant to take landscape photos, since I feel at a loss in composing, but you made me realize how fun they can be, with so much color!

Melissa said...

What great pictures! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your comments! :)

maile said...

thanks for the nice comment on the blog. These are beautiful.