Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Falling Leaves...

Rain dappled gingko


The falling leaves drift by the window
The autumn leaves of red and gold
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sun-burned hands I used to hold

Sun-kissed blanket

Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I'll hear old winter's song
But I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall

Red maple beauty

Cest une chanson, qui nous ressemble
Toi tu maimais et je taimais
Nous vivions tous, les deux ensemble
Toi que maimais moi qui taimais

Mais la vie spare ceux qui saiment
Tout doucement sans faire de bruit
Et la mer efface sur le sable
les pas des amants dsunis

Oak undertones

The last bits of fall have dropped from the trees and are covering the ground in their splendid colors. A few oaks and maples are still holding on but, for all intents and purposes, fall is pretty much done. Here are a few shots of the last colors of fall and a little bit of nostalgia a la Edith Piaf.

Gingko carpet

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 11/08


Tash said...

Can I have a poster size of the 1st and the last? Wow.

USelaine said...

I love all the different colors isolated. I agree with Tash that the ginko leaves are especially good.

Bernie said...

Nice shots! And music to go with them, even en francais.

D.C. Confidential said...

Tash: If these will enlarge and not pixelate, sure! I'll add them to my ImageKind account and email you a link.

USElaine: I like the ginkgo leaves best, too.

Bernie: Thank you! And, yeah, Edith Piaf was a must!

marley said...

Cool photos. I really like the last one. It looks like someone has been scattering leaves right up the street!

Susie of Arabia said...

Lovely leaves!!! There's nothing like that where I'm at now!

b.c. said...

beautiful series, i really like the pairing of the piaf with these wonderful images,

Petrea said...

This is one of the best posts ever.

D.C. Confidential said...

Marley: The "someone" would the ginkgos themselves. In truth: while they look pretty, they are actually nasty trees. Especially the female varietals. They drop a fruit in the fall that smells like dog poo. Not attractive.

Susie: I hadn't thought of that, but, of course, you're right. Palm trees losing a frond here and there just isn't the same, is it?

B.C. Thanks! Putting Edith Piaf with them seemed so perfect. Normally, I really prefer the Nat King Cole version of this song, but Piaf's was/is quintessential.

Petrea: Thanks! I try to mix it up occasionally and do more than just monuments and memorials!

Arlene said...

Gingko carpet is another award winner - get it in a contest!

D.C. Confidential said...

Arlene: Thanks! I'll add it to my files of potential contest pieces.

Maya said...

Wow. I love this post on so many levels! I can't believe it took me so long to get to it. So Sorry!

All these photos are great, but that last one? Frame it!! I love it.

D.C. Confidential said...

Maya: I was trying to change it up a bit. Plus, fall colors are so beautiful, I couldn't just limit this entry to one shot. Glad you like the gingko carpet. That one seems to be the favorite here.

Dusty Lens said...

Beautiful post! Love autumn and the Falling Leaves. Sadly, autumn is all too short. Winter looms for the next 8 months...or so it seems.