Fall Series

We had a seasonal storm blowing off the west coast yesterday. It was very blustery. I was dressed warmly enough. Even so, I felt the chill of the air. My friend who was inexplicably dressed in linen and who only wore a light woolen shawl was understandably colder than I.

We met for lunch, coffee afterward and an early movie. I had a nice visit as I seldom indulge for so long with a friend over a nice visit. The movie we went to see was J. Edgar about J. Edgar Hoover, the long time head of the Federal Investigative Bureau (FBI).

I knew little about this man save for he seems to be responsible for spying on American citizens and usurping the rights of citizens on the basis of the need to protect the state. The movie was directed by Clint Eastwood and I enjoyed it though I think it tried to cover too much ground in the space of a few hours. The title role was exceedingly well played by Leonardo Di Caprio.

Besides the great visit and the enjoyable movie, I managed to capture some beautiful Fall scenery.



I decided to try some special effects.
And more special effects. I like it!
Although we had a major storm here with trees being uprooted, power outages in thousands of homes and snow on the high mountain passes, I was fortunate that I had no major problems. I also felt blessed to see the wonderful scenery and like to see the roads blanketed in colourful leaves.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

24 comments:

  1. Morning Joyful.
    Nice that you had a wonderful day yesterday.
    Beautiful pictures you show.
    I enjoyed the beautiful autumn weather and went for a long walk with my dog Tilde.
    Wishing you a good Sunday - take good care of yourself.
    Hugs Hanne Bente ♥

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  2. Good morning to you, Hanne. It is great you are enjoying the Fall weather also. I wish you a wonderful Sunday too! Knus Joyful

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  3. Hi there from "down under", I really love your pics!! It's almost summer down here, getting much warmer and dry now and quite a different landscape to yours. What a wonderful colourful world we live in, such diversity, such beauty! So much to be thankful for. Bless you! With love Lynn xx

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  4. Hi Lynn, it is so nice to see you! It is a lovely, colourful world we live in. I especially love the colours of Fall and the beauty of Spring but every season has it's joys. Blessings and love to you too, Joyful xx

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  5. I love those pictures, the place looks so beautiful!

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  6. Hello Charles, I wish you could see the leaves yourself. If you ever get to Europe or to North America in the Fall (September-November), you will get to see these kinds of scenes too. Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  7. Great photos, but uprooted trees are not so much fun. Enjoy what is left of the weekend. Diane

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  8. Hallo dear Penny. So glad you had a nice outing with your friend. I love the lane lined with cars and all the leaves. Your special effects are very special indeed. I love the last one. BTW are the owners of these cars all visiting the houses where they're parked. It seems such a narrow passage between the cars... Blessings and love Jo (PS I have your latest mail, but please forgive me for not replying yet. I've been busy since last week with school, including the weekend and again the whole of tomorrow! xxx

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  9. Thank you, Diane. I agree that uprooted trees isn't great. We get that at least once every year.

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  10. Thank you, dear Jo. The cars in the street mostly belong to the people who live in the houses along the street. The rest would belong to their guests.

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  11. beautiful snaps..I love Autumn colors.

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  12. Sounds like a nice time and the pictures are beautiful. I love those tall trees, but was sort of surprised by all the parked cars on such a quiet looking street.

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  13. Hi Inger, thank you for the visit. I'm glad you enjoyed the scenery. I especially loved the carpet of yellow leaves. Yes, it is a quiet street but the city is large and this quiet street probably has at upwards of 5 people living in each house. It makes for a lot of cars.

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  14. Beautiful pictures of trees, cars and all. And I like the red special effects :)

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  15. DJ, thank you for your visit and your kind comments ;-) Have a wonderful day.

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  17. Wow..so many leaves! Your effects look cool and these are fabulous!!

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  18. I'm glad you like it, Regina. It was fun to see the special effects ;-)

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  19. Beautiful my friend, the movie and coffee sounds very nice too. me

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